Recombinant Human FABP8/M-FABP Protein, CF

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Recombinant Human FABP8/M-FABP Protein, CF Bioactivity not tested
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Recombinant Human FABP8/M-FABP Protein, CF Summary

>95%, 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.
Bioassay data are not available.
E. coli-derived human FABP8/M-FABP protein
Ser2-Val132, with a C-terminal 6-His tag
Accession #
N-terminal Sequence
Predicted Molecular Mass
16 kDa
16 kDa, reducing conditons

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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 Sodium Acetate.
Reconstitution Reconstitute at 1 mg/mL in water.
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: FABP8/M-FABP

Fatty acid binding protein-8 (FABP8; also named Peripheral myelin protein 2, M- (myelin) FABP, Myelin P2 Protein, MP2, or P2) is a member of a large superfamily of lipid binding proteins that are expressed in a tissue specific manner (1, 8, 9). FABP-8 is one of ten cytoplasmic FABPs that are 14-15 kDa in size and range from 126‑140 amino acids (aa) in length (1, 2, 3). Although all are highly conserved in their tertiary structure, there is only modest aa identity between any two members. The FABP family members are subdivided based on organ or tissue type it was originally expressed or identified; liver- (L-FABP), intestine- (I-FABP), heart- (H-FABP), adipocyte- (A-FABP), epidermal- (E-FABP), ileal- (Il-FABP), brain- (B-FABP), myelin- (M-FABP) and testis-FABP (T-FABP) (1). Human M-FABP, the product of the PMP2 gene, is a 131 aa cytosolic protein that shows a flattened beta -barrel structure generated by a series of antiparallel beta -strands and two alpha ‑helices (4, 7, 10). One molecule of FABP-8 is capable of binding one long-chain fatty acid (1, 5, 6). It is suggested that ligands first bind to the outside of the molecule, and this binding subsequently induces a conformational change in the binding protein, resulting in "internalization" of the ligand (5, 6, 7). Human FABP-8 is 87%, 92% and 83% aa identical to mouse, bovine and horse FABP-8, respectively. It also shows 26% and 30% aa identity to human L-FABP and I‑FABP, respectively.

  1. Smathers, R & Petersen, D. (2011) Human Genomics 5:170.
  2. Storch, J. & Thumser, AE. (2000) Biochim Biophys Acta. 1486:28.
  3. Zimmerman, A.W. & Veerkamp, J.H. (2007) Protein Sci. 9:2042.
  4. Jones, TA. (1988) The EMBO Journal. 7:1 597.
  5. Majava,V. et al. (2010) PLoS One. 5:e10300.
  6. Ruskamo, S. et al. (2014) Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 70:165.
  7. Bernlohr, D. et al. (1997) Ann. Rev. of Nut. 17:277.
  8. Zimmerman, A.W. and J.H. Veerkamp (2002) Cell. Mol. Life Sci. 59:1096.
  9. Haunerland, N.H. and F. Spener (2004) Prog. Lipid Res. 43:328.
  10. Suzuki, M. et al. (1982) J Neurochem. 39:1759.
Long Name
Fatty Acid-Binding Protein 8
Entrez Gene IDs
5375 (Human); 18857 (Mouse); 688790 (Rat)
Alternate Names
FABP8; MFABP; M-FABP; MP2; myelin P2 protein; P2; peripheral myelin protein 2FABP8; PMP2


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