Recombinant Human Dkk-1 N-Terminal Fragment Protein, CF Summary
Thr32-Ser141, with a C-terminal 6-His tag
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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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|Formulation||Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS.|
|Reconstitution||Reconstitute at 500 μg/mL in PBS.|
|Shipping||The product is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.|
|Stability & Storage:||Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
When Recombinant Human Dkk-1 N-Terminal Fragment (Catalog # 9837-DK) is immobilized at 1 µg/mL, 100 µL/well, Recombinant Mouse CKAP4/p63 (Catalog # 9734-CK) binds with an ED50 of 9-54 ng/mL.
Dickkopf related protein 1 (Dkk-1) is
the founding member of the Dickkopf family of proteins that includes Dkk-1, -2,
-3, -4, and a related protein, Soggy (1, 2). Dkk proteins are secreted proteins
that contain two conserved cysteine-rich domains (CRDs), CRD1 (N-terminal) and CRD2 (C-terminal), separated by a linker region. Each domain contains ten cysteine residues (1-3). Mature human Dkk-1 is
a 40 kDa glycosylated protein. Within the N-terminal fragment [amino acids (aa) 32-141] that includes the CRD1, human DKK-1 shares 85% aa sequence identity with mouse Dkk-1. Dkk-1 antagonizes Wnt/beta-catenin signaling, an activity
for which the C-terminal CRD2 is both necessary and sufficient (4, 5),
while the N-terminal CRD1 was required for binding to CKAP4 (6).
crystallographic studies have shown that Dkk-1 interacts with LRP-6 as a
bipartite inhibitor, with both CRDs binding the extracellular domain of
simultaneously (7-9). Dkk-1/LRP-6/Krm2 complex
internalization has been shown to down-regulate Wnt signaling (4, 10). Dkk-1 is
expressed throughout development and antagonizes Wnt-7a during limb development
(11, 12). Other sites of expression include developing neurons, hair follicles,
and the retina (13, 14). The balance between Wnt signaling and Dkk-1 inhibition
is critical for bone formation and homeostasis (15). Insufficient or excess
Dkk-1 activity in bone results in increased or decreased bone density,
respectively (13, 16). In adults, Dkk-1 is expressed in osteoblasts and
osteocytes, and neurons. Cerebral ischemia induces Dkk-1 expression, which
contributes to neuronal cell death (17). Dkk-1 also likely has a complex role in
cancer, as it has been shown to act as a tumor suppressor and also to promote
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