Recombinant Human Dkk-2 Protein

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6628-DK-010
Recombinant Human Dkk-2 Protein Bioactivity
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Recombinant Human Dkk-2 Protein Summary

Purity
>95%, 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.
Activity
Measured by its ability to inhibit Wnt induced TCF reporter activity in HEK293 human embryonic kidney cells. Recombinant Human Dkk-2 (Catalog # 6628-DK) inhibits a constant dose of 500 ng/mL of Recombinant Human Wnt-3a (Catalog # 5036‑WN). The ED50 for this effect is 50-300 ng/mL.
Source
Chinese Hamster Ovary cell line, CHO-derived human Dkk-2 protein
Met1-Ile259
Accession #
N-terminal Sequence
Analysis
Ser26
Predicted Molecular Mass
25.8 kDa
SDS-PAGE
32-36 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.

6628-DK

Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS and EDTA with BSA as a carrier protein.
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.

6628-DK/CF

Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS and EDTA.
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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Recombinant Human Wnt‑3a (Catalog # 5036-WN) induces a dose responsive increase in Wnt reporter activity in HEK293 cells (green circles). Recombinant Human Dkk‑2 (Catalog # 6628‑DK) inhibits a constant dose of 500 ng/mL of Recombinant Human Wnt‑3a. The ED50 for this effect is 50‑300 ng/mL (orange circles).

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Background: Dkk-2

Dickkopf related protein 2 (Dkk-2) is a member of the Dickkopf family of secreted Wnt modulators (1-3). Dkk proteins contain a signal peptide and two conserved cysteine-rich domains that are separated by a linker region. The second cysteine-rich domain mediates Dkk-2 binding activities, and its interaction with  beta -propeller domains of LRP‑5/6 has been mapped (2-4, 7). The 226 amino acid (aa), ~35 kDa mature human Dkk-2 shares 96%, 97%, 97%, 97%, 97% and 98% aa identity with mouse, rat, canine, equine, bovine and porcine Dkk-2, respectively. Mouse Dkk-2 can activate the canonical Wnt signaling pathway in Xenopus embryos, showing evolutionary conservation of function (5). Dkk proteins modify Wnt engagement of a receptor complex composed of a Frizzled protein and a low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein, either LRP‑5 or LRP‑6 (3). Also, Kremen-1 and Kremen-2 are high affinity receptors for Dkk-1 and Dkk-2 (9). When LRP‑6 is over-expressed, direct high‑affinity binding of Dkk-2 to LRP can enhance canonical Wnt signaling (6-8). However, when Dkk‑2 and LRP‑6 form a ternary complex with Kremen‑2, Wnt signaling is inhibited due to internalization of Dkk‑2/LRP6/Krm2 complexes (9, 10). Thus, depending on the cellular context, Dkk‑2 can either activate or inhibit canonical Wnt signaling (3). In contrast, binding of Dkk-1 or Dkk-4 to LRP is consistently antagonistic (3). Dkk proteins are expressed in mesenchymal tissues and control epithelial transformations. Dkk-2 expression has been studied most in bone and eye, although it is expressed as early as periimplantation in mice (11). Mouse Dkk-1 or Dkk-2 deficiencies have opposite effects on bone homeostasis, despite down‑regulating Wnt antagonism in both cases (12, 13). Dkk-2 expression is induced by Wnts in bone, and is thought to enhance bone density by promoting terminal differentiation of osteoblasts and mineral deposition (12). In contrast, Dkk-1 negatively regulates late osteoblast proliferation, which limits bone density (13). Dkk-2-deficient mice are blind, exhibiting faulty differentiation of corneal epithelium and ectopic blood vessels in the periocular mesenchyme (14, 15).

References
  1. Monaghan, A.P. et al. (1999) Mech. Dev. 87:45.
  2. Krupnik, V.E. et al. (1999) Gene 238:301.
  3. Niehrs, C. (2006) Oncogene 25:7469.
  4. Chen, L. et al. (2008) J. Biol. Chem. 283:23364.
  5. Wu, W. et al. (2000) Current Biol. 10:1611.
  6. Mao, B. et al. (2001) Nature 411:321.
  7. Li, L. et al. (2002) J. Biol. Chem. 277:5977.
  8. Brott, B. and S.Y. Sokol (2002) Mol. Cell. Biol. 22:6100.
  9. Mao, B. et al. (2002) Nature 417:664.
  10. Mao, B. and C. Niehrs (2003) Gene 302:179.
  11. Zhang, Y. et al. (2009) J. Reprod. Dev. 55:17.
  12. Li, X. et al. (2005) Nat. Genet. 37:945.
  13. van der Horst, G. et al. (2005) J. Bone Miner. Res. 20:1867.
  14. Mukhopadhyay, M. et al. (2006) Development 133:2149.
  15. Gage, P.J. et al. (2008) Dev. Biol. 317:310.
Long Name
Dickkopf-2
Entrez Gene IDs
27123 (Human); 56811 (Mouse)
Alternate Names
dickkopf (Xenopus laevis) homolog 2; dickkopf 2; dickkopf homolog 2 (Xenopus laevis); dickkopf related protein-2; dickkopf-2; dickkopf-related protein 2; Dkk2; Dkk-2; hDkk-2

Citations for Recombinant Human Dkk-2 Protein

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  1. Generation and Proteome Profiling of PBMC-Originated, iPSC-Derived Corneal Endothelial Cells
    Authors: M Ali, SY Khan, S Vasanth, MR Ahmed, R Chen, CH Na, JJ Thomson, C Qiu, JD Gottsch, SA Riazuddin
    Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 2018;59(6):2437-2444.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Whole Cells
    Applications: Bioassay
  2. Widespread potential for growth-factor-driven resistance to anticancer kinase inhibitors.
    Authors: Wilson TR, Fridlyand J, Yan Y, Penuel E, Burton L, Chan E, Peng J, Lin E, Wang Y, Sosman J, Ribas A, Li J, Moffat J, Sutherlin DP, Koeppen H, Merchant M, Neve R, Settleman J
    Nature, 2012;487(7408):505-9.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Whole Cells
    Applications: Bioassay

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Recombinant Human Dkk-2 Protein
By Anonymous on 04/19/2017
Application: In vitro bioactivity in cell culture

Immunofluorescent staining of MDA-MB-231 cells using Wnt5a antibody before (A) and after (B) treatment with Wnt-inhibitor DKK-2 protein (#6628-DK) for 72 hours. Primary antibody 1:50, secondary antibody 1:100.