Recombinant Mouse TrkB Protein

His-tag
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Catalog # Availability Size / Price Qty
1494-TB-025
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Citations (2)
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Recombinant Mouse TrkB Protein Summary

Purity
>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.
Activity
Measured by its ability to inhibit BDNF-induced proliferation of BaF‑TrkB‑BD mouse pro‑B cells transfected with TrkB. The ED50 for this effect is 0.5-3.5 µg/mL in the presence  recombinant human BDNF and 5 µg/mL of a cross-linking antibody, Mouse Anti-polyHistidine Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB050).
Source
Mouse myeloma cell line, NS0-derived mouse TrkB protein
Cys32-His429, with a C-terminal 10-His tag
Accession #
N-terminal Sequence
Analysis
Cys32
Predicted Molecular Mass
45.9 kDa
SDS-PAGE
75-100 kDa, reducing conditions

Product Datasheets

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.

1494-TB

Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with BSA as a carrier protein.
Reconstitution Reconstitute at 100 μg/mL in sterile PBS containing at least 0.1% human or bovine serum albumin.
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.

1494-TB/CF

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: TrkB

The neurotrophins, including NGF, BDNF, NT-3 and NT-4/5, constitute a group of structurally related, secreted proteins that play an important role in the development and function of the nervous system. The biological activities of the neurotrophins are mediated by binding to and activating two unrelated receptor types: the p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR) and the Trk family of receptor tyrosine kinases (1, 2). p75NTR is a member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily (TNFRSF) and has been designated TNFRSF16. It binds all neurotrophins with low affinity to transduce cellular signaling pathways that synergize with or antagonize those activated by the Trk receptors. Three Trk family proteins, TrkA, TrkB, and TrkC, exhibiting different ligand specificities, have been identified. TrkA binds NGF and NT-3, TrkB binds BDNF, NT-3 and NT-4/5, and TrkC only binds NT-3 (1-2). All Trk family proteins share a conserved, complex subdomain organization consisting of a signal peptide, two cysteine-rich domains, a cluster of three leucine-rich motifs, and two immunoglobulin-like domains in the extracellular region, as well as an intracellular region that contains the tyrosine kinase domain (3). Natural splice variants of the different Trks, lacking the first cysteine-rich domain, the first and second or all three of the leucine-rich motifs, or the tyrosine kinase domain, have been described (4). At the protein sequence level, human and mouse TrkB show 94% amino acid sequence identity (5-6). The proteins also exhibit cross-species activity. The primary location of TrkB expression is in the central and peripheral nervous systems. Low level TrkB expression has also been observed in a wide variety of tissues outside the nervous system (6).

References
  1. Huang, E.J. and L.F. Reichardt (2003) Annu. Rev. Biochem. 72:609.
  2. Dechant, G. (2001) Cell Tissue Res. 305:229.
  3. Schneider, R. and M. Schweiger (1991) Oncogene 6:1807.
  4. Ninkina, N. et al. (1997) J. Biol. Chem. 272:13019.
  5. Nakagawara A. et al. (1995) Genomics. 25:538.
  6. Klein, R. et al. (1989) EMBO J. 8:3701.
Long Name
Neurotrophic Tyrosine Kinase Receptor B
Entrez Gene IDs
4915 (Human); 18212 (Mouse); 25054 (Rat)
Alternate Names
BDNF/NT-3 growth factors receptor; EC 2.7.10; EC 2.7.10.1; GP145-TrkB; Neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor type 2; neurotrophic tyrosine kinase, receptor, type 2; NTRK2; TrkB tyrosine kinase; TrkB; trk-B; TRKBBDNF-tropomyosine receptor kinase B; tyrosine kinase receptor B

Citations for Recombinant Mouse TrkB Protein

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  1. A novel P2X4 receptor-selective antagonist produces anti-allodynic effect in a mouse model of herpetic pain
    Sci Rep, 2016;6(0):32461.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: In Vivo
    Applications: In Vivo
  2. Vasculature guides migrating neuronal precursors in the adult mammalian forebrain via brain-derived neurotrophic factor signaling.
    Authors: Snapyan M, Lemasson M, Brill MS, Blais M, Massouh M, Ninkovic J, Gravel C, Berthod F, Gotz M, Barker PA, Parent A, Saghatelyan A
    J. Neurosci., 2009;29(13):4172-88.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: In Vivo
    Applications: In Vivo

FAQs

  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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