Product Specifications for Recombinant Mouse WISP-1/CCN4 Protein, CF
Mouse myeloma cell line, NS0-derived mouse WISP-1/CCN4 protein Thr23-Asn367, with a C-terminal 10-His tag
>90%, 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
65 kDa, reducing conditions
Measured by its ability to inhibit the cell growth of DU145 human prostate carcinoma cells. The ED50 for this effect is 1.5 -9 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 500 μg/mL in sterile 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.
Mouse WISP-1 (Wnt-induced secreted protein-1; also named CNN4) is a 40 kDa, secreted, heparin-binding glycoprotein that is a member of the CCN (or CTGF/Cyr61/Nov) cysteine-rich protein family (1-6). It is synthesized as a 367 amino acid (aa) precursor that contains a series of structural homology modules. Following a 22 aa signal sequence, there is a 68 aa IGFBP-like domain (aa 53-120), a 66 aa von Willebrand factor type C (VWC) module (aa 121-186), a 41 aa TSP type I domain (aa 220-260) and a 75 aa, C-terminal cysteine knot motif (aa 273-347) (1, 6). The VWC module is associated with protein-protein interaction, the TSP domain binds sulfated glycoconjugates, and the cysteine knot mediates dimerization and receptor binding (4). It is likely that WISP-1 normally circulates as an 80 kDa homodimer (2). Multiple splice forms are reported for human WISP-1, but none for rodent (7-9). Mature mouse WISP-1 is 98%, 84% and 85% aa identical to rat, canine and human WISP-1, respectively. WISP-1 is expressed by fibroblasts and osteoblasts, and may contribute to fracture healing by promoting bone cell formation (1, 10, 11).
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SwissProt Accession # O54775.
SwissProt Accession # Q99PP0.
SwissProt Accession # O95388
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