Recombinant Human ASGR1/ASGPR1 Protein, CF

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Recombinant Human ASGR1/ASGPR1 Protein, CF Summary

Product Specifications

>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.
Measured by its binding ability in a functional ELISA. rhASGPR1 immobilized at 2.5 µg/mL (100 µL/well) on a Mouse Anti-polyHistidine Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB050) coated plate can bind biotinylated beta -Gal-NAc-PAA with a linear range of 5‑300 ng/mL.
Mouse myeloma cell line, NS0-derived human ASGR1/ASGPR1 protein
Gln62-Leu291, with an N-terminal 9-His tag
Accession #
N-terminal Sequence
Predicted Molecular Mass
27.6 kDa
38 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.


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: ASGR1/ASGPR1

The human asialoglycoprotein receptor (ASGPR) is an endocytic recycling receptor that belongs to the long-form subfamily of the C-type/Ca+2-dependent lectin family (1, 2, 3). It is a complex of two noncovalently-linked subunits, a major 46 kDa glycoprotein (ASGR1) and a minor 50 kDa glycoprotein (ASGR2). The major human ASGPR subunit, ASGR1 (also H1), is synthesized as a 291 amino acid (aa) type II transmembrane (TM) glycoprotein. It contains a 40 aa cytoplasmic region, a 21 aa TM segment, and a 230 aa extracellular domain (ECD) (4 - 6). The cytoplasmic region contains one palmitoylation site at Cys36 that is essential for ligand endocytosis and dissociation (7). The ECD contains two important structural regions. The first is a stalk region of 62 aa (aa 61 - 123) that contributes to noncovalent oligomerization. The second is a 118 aa, carbohydrate-binding, Ca+2-dependent C-type lectin domain (aa 161 - 278) that is stabilized by three Ca+2 ions (3, 8). Human ASGR1 ECD is 79% aa identical to mouse ASGR1 ECD. There are two minor (ASGR2) subunits that interact with ASGR1/H1 in a mutually exclusive manner to generate a functional ASGPR (9). They represent alternate splice forms of a type II TM protein. Termed H2b and H2c, H2b differs from H2c only by the presence of a 19 aa insert in its cytoplasmic region. This insert is significant because it allows serine phosphorylation of the cytoplasmic tail and provides for the majority of ASGPR ligand internalization (9). The stoichiometry of a functional ASGPR is unclear, but is suggested to be either a 2:2, 3:1 or 3:2 ratio of ASGR1/H1:ASGR2/H2 (9, 10, 11). ASGPR is found on hepatocytes and a subset of T cells (6, 12). ASGPR is reported to bind Gal (nonreducing), GalNAc, and sialic acid alpha 2,6Gal and GalNAc (3, 13, 14, 15). This is generally within the context of triantennary or tetraantennary configurations (2). The sialic acid terminations are of particular interest because molecules with these motifs most likely represent the endogenous ligands for ASGPR (14).

  1. Stockert, R. J. (1995) Physiol. Rev. 75:591.
  2. Weigel, P.H. and J.H.N. Yik (2002) Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1572:341.
  3. Meier, M. et al. (2000) J. Mol. Biol. 300:857.
  4. Spiess, M. et al. (1985) J. Biol. Chem. 260:1979.
  5. Spiess, M. and H.F. Lodish (1986) Cell 44:177.
  6. Bischoff, J. et al. (1988) J. Cell Biol. 106:1067.
  7. Yik, J.H.N. et al. (2002) J. Biol. Chem. 277:40844.
  8. Monroe, R.S. and B.E. Huber (1994) Gene 148:237.
  9. Yik, J.H.N. et al. (2002) J. Biol. Chem. 277:23076.
  10. Bider, M.D. et al. (1996) J. Biol. Chem. 271:31996.
  11. Lodish, H. (1991) Trends Biochem. Sci. 16:374.
  12. Park, J-H. et al. (2006) Biotechnol. Lett. 28:1061.
  13. Westerlind, U. et al. (2004) Glyconj. J. 21:227.
  14. Park, E.I. et al. (2005) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102:17125.
  15. Park, E.I. et al. (2003) J. Biol. Chem. 278:4597.
Long Name
Asialoglycoprotein Receptor 1
Entrez Gene IDs
432 (Human); 11889 (Mouse); 24210 (Rat)
Alternate Names
ASGPR 1; ASGP-R 1; ASGPR; ASGPR1; ASGR1; asialoglycoprotein receptor 1; CLEC4H1; CLEC4H1ASGPR1; C-type lectin domain family 4 member H1; Hepatic lectin H1; HL-1; MHL1; RHL1

Citation for Recombinant Human ASGR1/ASGPR1 Protein, CF

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  1. An innovative immunotherapeutic strategy for ovarian cancer: CLEC10A and glycomimetic peptides
    Authors: LL Eggink, KF Roby, R Cote, J Kenneth Ho
    J Immunother Cancer, 2018;6(1):28.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Peptide
    Applications: Binding Assay


  1. This protein datasheet indicates I need to use a cross-linking antibody, Catalog # MAB050, for biological activity. What is this antibody and is it really necessary?

    • The antibody is directed against a 6x histidine repeat and is recommended for use as a cross-linker of proteins with 6x his-tag. Crosslinking is often used for proteins that require receptor trimerization and can result greater biological activity. R&D Systems Quality Control tests the performance of these proteins in the presence of the cross-linking antibody. Therefore, it is necessary to use this antibody when trying to achieve the same level of specific activity described in the datasheet.

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