Product Specifications for Recombinant Human CD46 His-tag Protein, CF
Human embryonic kidney cell, HEK293-derived human CD46 protein Cys35-Asp328, with a C-terminal 10-His tag
>95%, by SDS-PAGE visualized with Silver Staining and quantitative densitometry by Coomassie® Blue Staining.
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.
N-terminal sequence Analysis
Predicted Molecular Mass
40-67 kDa, under reducing conditions
Measured by its binding ability in a functional ELISA. When Recombinant Human CD46 is immobilized at 5 μg/mL (100 μL/well), the concentration Human C4b that produces 50% of the optimal binding response is 2-12 μg/mL.
Scientific Data Examples for Recombinant Human CD46 His-tag Protein, CF
Recombinant Human CD46 His-tag Protein Binding Activity
When Recombinant Human CD46 (Catalog # 10256-CD) is immobilized at 5 μg/mL (100 μL/well), it binds to Human C4b with an ED50 of 2‑12 μg/mL.
Recombinant Human CD46 His-tag Protein SDS-PAGE
2 μg/lane of Recombinant Human CD46 His-tag was resolved with SDS-PAGE under reducing (R) and non-reducing (NR) conditions and visualized by Coomassie® Blue staining, showing bands at 40-67 kDa.
Formulation, Preparation and Storage
What does CF mean?
CF stands for Carrier Free (CF). We typically add Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) as a carrier protein to our
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
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS.
Reconstitute at 500 μg/mL in PBS.
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.
CD46, also known as MCP (Membrane cofactor protein), is a type I membrane protein that functions as a cofactor for Complement Factor Imediated inactivation of complement components C3b and C4b (1, 2). Mature human CD46 consists of a 309 amino acid (aa) extracellular domain (ECD) with four short consensus repeats (SCR) and a Ser/Thr/Pro-enriched region, a 23 aa transmembrane domain, and a 26 aa cytoplasmic domain (1). Within the ECD, human CD46 shares 50% aa sequence identity with mouse and rat CD46. CD46 is commonly expressed in four distinct isoforms, and all isoforms have conserved complement control protein domains which harbor the C3b and C4b binding sites (3). CD46 is expressed on all nucleated cells (4). CD46 participates in the maintenance of immune homeostasis and the induction of protective T cell immunity, and it could extend towards key processes in development and cell metabolism (5).
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Barilla-LaBarca, M.L. et al. (2002) J. Immunol. 168:6298.
Yamamoto, H. et al. (2013) Intl. J. Biochem. Cell Biol. 45:2808.
Andrews, P.W. et al. (1985) Ann. Hum. Genet. 49:31.
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