Recombinant Human Activin RIB/ALK-4 Fc Chimera Protein, CF

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Recombinant Human Activin RIB/ALK-4 Fc Chimera Protein, CF Summary

Product Specifications

Purity
>90%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by silver stain
Endotoxin Level
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.
Activity
Measured by its binding ability in a functional ELISA. Immobilized rhActivin RIB/Fc Chimera at 2 µg/mL (100 µL/well) can bind rhCripto with a linear range of 0.8-100 ng/mL.
Source
Mouse myeloma cell line, NS0-derived human Activin RIB/ALK-4 protein
Human Activin RIB
(Leu32 - Glu126)
Accession # AAA60556
IEGRMD Human IgG1
(Pro100 - Lys330)
6-His tag
N-terminus C-terminus
Accession #
N-terminal Sequence
Analysis
Leu32
Structure / Form
Disulfide-linked homodimer
Predicted Molecular Mass
37.5 kDa (monomer)
SDS-PAGE
45-50 kDa, reducing conditions

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Carrier Free

What does CF mean?

CF stands for Carrier Free (CF). We typically add Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) as a carrier protein to our recombinant proteins. Adding a carrier protein enhances protein stability, increases shelf-life, and allows the recombinant protein to be stored at a more dilute concentration. The carrier free version does not contain BSA.

What formulation is right for me?

In general, we advise purchasing the recombinant protein with BSA for use in cell or tissue culture, or as an ELISA standard. In contrast, the carrier free protein is recommended for applications, in which the presence of BSA could interfere.

808-AR

Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS.
Reconstitution Reconstitute at 100 μg/mL in sterile PBS.
Shipping The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage: Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
  • 3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
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Background: Activin RIB/ALK-4

Activin RIB, also known as ALK4, is a glycosylated 58 kDa type I receptor in the superfamily of TGF-beta serine/threonine kinase receptors. Activin RIB associates with Activin RIIB to form a receptor complex for activin and inhibin molecules (1). These ligands bind to Activin RIIB which then associates with and phosphorylates the cytoplasmic domain of Activin RIB to initiate signal transduction (2, 3). Mature human Activin RIB consists of a 103 amino acid (aa) extracellular domain (ECD), a 23 aa transmembrane segment, and a 356 aa cytoplasmic region that includes the kinase domain (4). Within the ECD, human Activin RIB shares 93% and 95% aa sequence identity with mouse and rat Activin RIB, respectively. It shares 25% - 35% aa sequence identity with other human type I receptors Activin RIA, Activin RIC, BMPR-IA, BMPR-IB, and TGF-beta R1. Alternately spliced isoforms of Activin RIB have deletions in the cytoplasmic domain and function as dominant negative inhibitors of activin signaling (5, 6). Activin receptor signaling is modulated by the direct interaction of Activin RIB with cripto or inhibin binding protein (7 - 9). Activin RIB is excluded from the signaling complex if Activin RIIB first binds inhibin and betaglycan (10). Activin RIB functions in a wide variety of growth and differentiation processes, including embryonic cell fate and axis determination, cell proliferation and apoptosis, and tumorigenesis (1, 11, 12).

References
  1. Chen, Y.- G. et al. (2006) Exp. Biol. Med. 231:534. 
  2. Attisano, L. et al. (1996) Mol. Cell. Biol. 16:1066. 
  3. Tsuchida, K. et al. (1995) Endocrinology 136:5493. 
  4. ten Dijke, P. et al. (1993) Oncogene 8:2879. 
  5. Xu, J. et al. (1994) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 91:7957. 
  6. Zhou, Y. et al. (2000) Mol. Endocrinol. 14:2066. 
  7. Chapman, S.C. and T.K. Woodruff (2001) Mol. Endocrinol. 15:668.
  8. Bianco, C. et al. (2002) Mol. Cell. Biol. 22:2586.
  9. Gray, P.C. et al. (2003) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 100:5193.
  10. Lewis, K.A. et al. (2000) Nature 404:411.
  11. Gu, Z. et al. (1998) Genes Dev. 12:844.
  12. Chen, Y. et al. (2004) Dev. Biol. 268:280.
Long Name
Activin Receptor IB
Entrez Gene IDs
91 (Human); 11479 (Mouse)
Alternate Names
activin A receptor, type IB; Activin receptor type IB; Activin receptor-like kinase 4; Activin RIB; ActivinRIB; ACTRIB; ACVR1B; ACVRLK4ACTR-IB; ALK4; ALK-4; ALK4activin A receptor, type II-like kinase 4; EC 2.7.11; EC 2.7.11.30; Serine/threonine-protein kinase receptor R2; SKR2activin receptor type-1B

Citations for Recombinant Human Activin RIB/ALK-4 Fc Chimera Protein, CF

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  1. Functionally diverse heteromeric traps for ligands of the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily
    Authors: R Kumar, AV Grinberg, H Li, TH Kuo, D Sako, L Krishnan, K Liharska, J Li, R Grenha, MC Maguire, SD Briscoe, RS Pearsall, BR Herrin, RNVS Suragani, R Castonguay
    Scientific Reports, 2021;11(1):18341.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Recombinant Proteins
    Applications: Bioassay
  2. Soluble Endoglin Specifically Binds Bone Morphogenetic Proteins 9 and 10 via Its Orphan Domain, Inhibits Blood Vessel Formation, and Suppresses Tumor Growth.
    Authors: Castonguay R, Werner ED, Matthews RG, Presman E, Mulivor AW, Solban N, Sako D, Pearsall RS, Underwood KW, Seehra J, Kumar R, Grinberg AV
    J. Biol. Chem., 2011;286(34):30034-46.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Recombinant Protein
    Applications: Surface Plasmon Resonance

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