Product Specifications for Recombinant Human MANF Protein, CF
Mouse myeloma cell line, NS0-derived human MANF protein Leu22-Leu179 with a C-terminal 6-His tag
>90%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by silver stain
<0.01 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.
N-terminal sequence Analysis
Predicted Molecular Mass
Measured by its ability to support the survival and stimulate neurite outgrowth of rat embryonic cortical neurons. The ED50 for this effect is 0.7-2.8 μg/mL.
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 200 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.
Mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF), also known as arginine-rich, mutated in early stage tumors (ARMET) and arginine-rich protein (ARP), is a 20 kDa member of the ARMET family of proteins (1). The name ARMET comes from the fact that the protein was initially thought to be 50 aa longer at the N-terminus and to contain an arginine-rich region (2-5). The presence of a specific mutation changing the previously numbered codon 50 from ATG to AGG, or deletion of that codon, has been reported in a variety of solid tumors (2-4). Human MANF is synthesized as a 179 amino acid (aa) precursor that contains a 21 aa signal sequence and a 158 aa mature chain. Mature human MANF is 99%, 98% and 96% aa identical to mature rat, mouse and bovine MANF, respectively. MANF is localized to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and Golgi apparatus, and is also secreted (5). In the CNS, MANF selectively protects nigral dopaminergic neurons, versus GABAergic or serotonergic neurons, which suggests that MANF may be indicated for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (1). MANF is also one of the 12 commonly unfolded protein response (UPR)-up-regulated genes (5). One study showed that MANF plays an important role in protecting cells against tunicamycin and thapsigargin-induced cell death (5). Loss of MANF renders cells more susceptible to those drugs, but also increases cell proliferation and decreases cell size (5). Another study showed that MANF is an endoplasmic reticulum stress response (ERSR) gene in the heart that can be induced and secreted in response to ER stresses, including ischemia, and that extracellular MANF may protect cardiac myocytes in an autocrine and paracrine manner (6).
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