Recombinant Human Angiopoietin-like 4 N-Terminal Frag, CF

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Recombinant Human Angiopoietin-like 4 N-Terminal Frag, CF Summary

Product Specifications

>85%, by SDS-PAGE visualized with Silver Staining and quantitative densitometry by Coomassie® Blue Staining.
Endotoxin Level
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.
Measured by its ability to promote the expansion of E16 rat liver mononuclear cells in vitro, in the presence of Recombinant Mouse SCF/c‑kit Ligand (Catalog # 455-MC), Recombinant Mouse Thrombopoietin/Tpo (Catalog # 488-TO), and Recombinant Mouse Flt‑3 Ligand (Catalog # 427-FL). The ED50 for this effect is 25-125 ng/mL in the presence of a cross‑linking antibody, Mouse Anti-polyHistidine Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB050).
Chinese Hamster Ovary cell line, CHO-derived human Angiopoietin-like Protein 4/ANGPTL4 protein
Accession # Q9BY76
N-terminus C-terminus
Accession #
N-terminal Sequence
Predicted Molecular Mass
17 kDa
18-22 kDa (major) and 32-70 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.

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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.


Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in MOPS, NaCl and CHAPS.
Reconstitution Reconstitute at 100 μg/mL in 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: Angiopoietin-like Protein 4/ANGPTL4

Angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4), also known as FIAF, FARP, and PGAR, is a 55 kDa glycoprotein secreted by the liver and fat tissue. It is structurally related to the angoipoietins and contains an N-terminal coiled-coil domain and a C-terminal fibrinogen-like domain which can be proteolytically separated in vivo (1). Within the N-terminal region, it shares approximately 67% aa sequence identity with mouse and rat ANGPTL4. The coiled-coil domain, which is not glycosylated, mediates the formation of variable sized disulfide-linked oligomers (2). This domain directly inhibits lipoprotein lipase, resulting in increased circulating triglyceride levels (3, 4). In human, the N-terminal fragment and full length ANGPTL4 physically associate with HDL (4). In mouse, however, full length ANGPTL4 associates with HDL, while the N-terminal fragment associates with LDL (4). Circulating ANGPTL4 is decreased in type II diabetics with a subsequent loss of its normal plasma glucose lowering activity (5). Its expression in adipose tissue is induced by fasting and suppressed by feeding (6). In hypoxic areas, ANGPTL4 is induced in both vascular endothelial cells and tumor cells (7, 8). The N-terminal fragment can function as an angiogenesis inhibitor (7, 8). In contrast, the C-terminal fragment modulates cell adhesion through interactions with heparan sulfate proteoglycans, Integrins  beta 1 and beta 5, Vitronectin, and Fibronectin, thereby promoting keratinocyte migration and wound healing (7, 9, 10). ANGPTL4 additionally enhances the survival of hematopoietic and mesenchymal stem cells (11, 12). The expression of an undersialylated form of ANGPTL4 in renal podocytes contributes to proteinuria and nephrotic syndrome (13).

  1. Zhu, P. et al. (2012) Biosci. Rep. 32:211.
  2. Ge, H. et al. (2004) J. Biol. Chem. 279:2038.
  3. Sukonina, V. et al. (2006) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103:17450.
  4. Mandard, S. et al. (2006) J. Biol. Chem. 281:934.
  5. Xu, A. et al. (2005) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102:6086.
  6. Kersten, S. et al. (2000) J. Biol. Chem. 275:28488.
  7. Cazes, A. et al. (2006) Circ. Res. 99:1207.
  8. Le Jan, S. et al. (2003) Am. J. Pathol. 162:1521.
  9. Goh, Y.Y. et al. (2010) Am. J. Pathol. 177:2791.
  10. Goh, Y.Y. et al. (2010) J. Biol. Chem. 285:32999.
  11. Blank, U. et al. (2012) Eur. J. Haematol. 89:198.
  12. Hou, M. et al. (2014) PLoS ONE 9:e85808.
  13. Clement, L.C. et al. (2011) Nat. Med. 17:117.
Entrez Gene IDs
51129 (Human); 57875 (Mouse); 362850 (Rat)
Alternate Names
Angiopoietin like Protein 4; angiopoietin-like 4; Angiopoietin-like Protein 4; ANGPTL4; ARP4fasting-induced adipose factor; FIAF; FIAFhepatic angiopoietin-related protein; Hepatic fibrinogen/angiopoietin-related protein; HFARP; HFARPANGPTL2; NL2; peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma inducedangiopoietin-related protein; PGAR; PGARangiopoietin-related protein 4; pp1158; PPARG angiopoietin related protein

Citation for Recombinant Human Angiopoietin-like 4 N-Terminal Frag, CF

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  1. Hypoxia-induced ANGPTL4 sustains tumour growth and anoikis resistance through different mechanisms in scirrhous gastric cancer cell lines
    Authors: K Baba, Y Kitajima, S Miyake, J Nakamura, K Wakiyama, H Sato, K Okuyama, H Kitagawa, T Tanaka, M Hiraki, K Yanagihara, H Noshiro
    Sci Rep, 2017;7(1):11127.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Whole Cells
    Applications: Bioassay


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