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GDNF Rat

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  • GDNF Rat
  • Glial-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Rat Recombinant
  • Shipped at Room temp.

Catalogue number

CYT-403

Synonyms

ATF1, ATF2, HFB1-GDNF, GDNF.

Introduction

GDNF promotes the survival and differentiation of neurons in culture, and is able to prevent apoptosis of motor neurons induced by axotomy. The encoded protein is processed to a mature secreted form that exists as a homodimer. The mature form of the protein is a ligand for the product of the RET (rearranged during transfection) protooncogene. In addition to the transcript encoding GDNF, two additional alternative transcripts encoding distinct proteins, referred to as astrocyte-derived trophic factors, have also been described. Mutations in this gene may be associated with Hirschsprung disease.
GDNF enhances survival and morphological differentiation of neurons and increases their high-affinity uptake.

Description

Glial derived Neurotrophic Factor Rat Recombinant produced in E.Coli is a homodimer, non-glycosylated, polypeptide chain containing 2 x 134 amino acids and having a total molecular mass of 29.8 kDa. 

Source

Escherichia Coli.

Physical Appearance

Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.

Formulation

GDNF was lyophilized from a sterile solution containing 1xPBS, pH 7.4.

Solubility

It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized Glial Derived Neurotrophic Factor in sterile 18MΩ-cm H2O not less than 100µg/ml, which can then be further diluted to other aqueous solutions.

Stability

Lyophilized Glial-derived Neurotrophic Factor although stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18°C. Upon reconstitution GDNF should be stored at 4°C between 2-7 days and for future use below -18°C.
For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).
Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.

Purity

Greater than 98.0% as determined by HPLC analysis and by SDS-PAGE.

Amino acid sequence

SPDKQAALP RRENRNRQAAA ASPENSRGKG RRGQRGKNRG CVLTAIHLNV TDLGLGYETK EELIFRYCSG SCESAETMYD KILKNLSRSR RLTSDKVGQA CCRPVAFDDD LSFLDDNLVY HILRKHSAKR CGCI 

Biological Activity

Recombinant rat GDNF has full biological activity when compared to standards. The ED50, determined by a cell proliferation assay using rat C6 cells, is less than 0.2ng/ml corresponding to a specific activity of more than 5,000,000IU/mg.

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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