Recombinant Human TAFA4/FAM19A4 Protein, CF

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5099-TA-050
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Recombinant Human TAFA4/FAM19A4 Protein, CF Summary

Product Specifications

Purity
>95%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by silver stain
Endotoxin Level
<0.01 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.
Activity
Measured by its ability to enhance neurite outgrowth of E16-E18 rat embryonic cortical neurons. rhTAFA4, immobilized at 6-24 μg/mL on a 96-well plate, is able to significantly enhance neurite outgrowth.
Source
E. coli-derived human TAFA4/FAM19A4 protein
Ser35-Arg140
Accession #
N-terminal Sequence
Analysis
Ser35
Predicted Molecular Mass
11.7 kDa
SDS-PAGE
11 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.

5099-TA

Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS.
Reconstitution Reconstitute at 200 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: TAFA4/FAM19A4

TAFA4 (also FAM19A4) is a secreted, 12 kDa member of the FAM19/TAFA family of chemokine-like proteins (1). It is synthesized as a 140 amino acid (aa) precursor that contains a 35 aa signal sequence and a 105 aa mature chain (SwissProt #: Q8N3H0). Like other members of the FAM19/TAFA family, with the exception of TAFA5, mature TAFA1 contains 10 regularly spaced cysteine residues that follow the pattern CX7CCX13CXCX14CX11CX4CX5CX10C, where C represents a conserved cysteine residue and X represents any noncysteine amino acid (1). Human TAFA4 is 90% aa identical to mouse TAFA4 (1). Real-time PCR analysis indicates that TAFA4 mRNA expression is restricted to the central nervous system (CNS), with the highest level in the thalamus (1). The biological functions of TAFA family members remain to be determined, but there are a few tentative hypotheses. First, TAFAs may modulate immune responses in the CNS by functioning as brain specific chemokines, and may act with other chemokines to optimize the recruitment and activity of immune cells in the CNS (1). Second, TAFAs may represent a novel class of neurokines that act as regulators of immune nervous cells (1 - 2). And third, TAFAs may control axonal sprouting following brain injury (1).

References
  1. Tang, Y.T. et al. (2004) Genomics 83:727.
  2. Benveniste, E. (1998) Cytokine Growth Factor Rev. 9:259.
Long Name
Family with Sequence Similarity 19, Member A4
Entrez Gene IDs
151647 (Human); 320701 (Mouse)
Alternate Names
Chemokine-like protein TAFA-4; FAM19A4; family with sequence similarity 19 (chemokine (C-C motif)-like), member A4; FLJ25161; TAFA4; TAFA-4

Citation for Recombinant Human TAFA4/FAM19A4 Protein, CF

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  1. 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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