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Fibronectin Human

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Catalogue number

PRO-448

Introduction

Plasma fibronectin level is elevated in severe coronary artery disease. Increased plasma fibronectin levels are related with venous thromboembolism (VTE) particularly in males, and extend the probable association between biomarkers and risk factors for arterial atherothrombosis and VTE. Fibronectin plays a role in several cellular processes, including tissue repair, embryogenesis, blood clotting, and cell migration/adhesion. Fibronectin consists in two main forms: 1) as an insoluble glycoprotein dimer that serves as a linker in the extracellular matrix and 2) as a soluble disulphide linked dimer found in the plasma. The plasma form is produced by hepatocytes, and the ECM form is synthesized by fibroblasts, chondrocytes, endothelial cells, macrophages, as well as certain epithelial cells. Fibronectin also takes part as a general cell adhesion molecule by anchoring cells to collagen or proteoglycan substrates. Fibronectin organizes cellular interaction with the ECM by binding to different components of the extracellular matrix and to membrane-bound Fibronectin receptors on cell surfaces.

Description

Human Fibronectin produced purified from Human Plasma having a Molecular Weight of 450kDa.

Source

Human Plasma.

Physical Appearance

Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.

Formulation

The Fibronectin was lyophilized from a concentrated 1mg/ml solution containing 0.05M Tris Cl pH-7.5 and 0.1M NaCl.

Solubility

Purified fibronectin has a tendency to form insoluble aggregates upon reconstitution.
We suggest reconstituting the 1mg Fibronectin with a chaotropic agent such as urea at room temperature at a concentration of 0.2mg/ml using sterile water. Let stand 1-2 hours.
The recommended concentration is 4M-5M urea.
When using the protein as an attachment factor, wash the urea off after attaching the fibronectin to the growth surface (plate or dish).

Stability

Store the lyophilized fibronectin at 4°C. Upon reconstitution fibronectin should be stored at 4°C for 2 weeks and for future use below -18°C.
Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.

Purity

Greater than 95.0% as determined by SDS-PAGE.

Safety Data Sheet

Usage

ProSpec's products are furnished for LABORATORY RESEARCH USE ONLY. The product may not be used as drugs, agricultural or pesticidal products, food additives or household chemicals.
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