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Recombinant Human CD40 Ligand (CD40LG)

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Recombinant Human CD40 Ligand (CD40LG) E. coli50 µg Z100125 $70.00
250 µg Z100127 $250.00
1.0 mg Z100129 $840.00
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Alternative Names Soluble CD40 Ligand, Tumor necrosis factor ligand superfamily member 5, TNFSF5, TNF-related activation protein, TRAP, CD154, gp39, T-BAM, CD40, T cell antigen Gp39, CD-40L
Description CD40LG protein is expressed on all B lymphocytes during various stages of development, activated T cells and monocytes, follicular dendritic cells, thymic epithelial cells, and various carcinoma cell lines. It is expressed on most mature B cell malignancies and on some early B cell acute lymphocytic leukemias. Human CD40LG has been found to be the receptor for a protein involved in an X-linked immunodeficiency syndrome. Based on its homology with other members of the TNF ligand protein superfamily, CD40LG is also referred to also as TNFSF5. The soluble form of CD40LG is generated by the intracellular proteolytic processing of the full length CD40LG. Recombinant Human CD40LG is a 17 kDa protein that represents the soluble segment of full length CD40LG and encompasses the receptor binding TNF-like domain.
Gene Symbol CD40LG
Gene ID 959
Accession No. P29965
Source E. coli
Appearance Lyophilized Powder
Molecular Weight 16.0 kDa
Endotoxin Level <1.0 EU/μg of recombinant protein as determined by the LAL method
Purity >95% as determined by SDS-PAGE
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Bioactivity The ED50 as determined by dose-dependent proliferation of acute myeloid leukemia was found to be <5 ng/ml
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Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS (pH 7.0)
Reconstitution A quick spin of the vial followed by reconstitution in distilled water to a concentration not less than 0.1 mg/mL. This solution can then be diluted into other buffers.
Storage The lyophilized protein is stable for at least one year from date of receipt at -70°C. Upon reconstitution, this cytokine can be stored in working aliquots at 2° - 8°C for one month, or at -20°C for six months, with a carrier protein without detectable loss of activity. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Usage For research use only. Not for diagnostic or therapeutic use.
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How are endotoxin levels measured?
1. For estimating the endotoxin levels; we use the LAL (Limulus Amebocyte Lysate) method: The lysate from horseshoe crab amebocytes clots in the presence of very low endotoxin. This reaction is the basis of the Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) assay which was approved by the FDA in 1970.

· Endotoxin is generally measured in Endotoxin Units per milliliter (EU/mL).

· For recombinant proteins: EU is reported per microgram of protein.

· One EU = 0.1-0.2 ng endotoxin/µg of protein.

· At abm, we do the LAL chromogenic assays that can detect down to 0.01 EU/ml.
With regard to the BSA levels in some Growth Factors and Cytokines, can you please provide an explanation as to why they are so high?
The amount of BSA, as part of the formulation of a protein, can vary considerably depending on how much BSA was deemed optimum/necessary for protein stability in combination with /in-lieu of - other possible additives. The aforementioned formulations are somewhat analogous to the “carrier” versions of many formulations from “R and D systems” that have as high as 50 µg of BSA per µg of the recombinant protein product. If, needed or desired, abm scientists can substitute BSA for other stabilizing additives for most formulations.
Are your Escherichia coli sourced growth factors: 1) Human derived materials free? 2) Recombinant proteins free?
Yes, all of abm's growth factors made in Escherichia coli using recombinant technology contain no human derived-products or other recombinant proteins. In the rare cases of BSA presence, this will be mentioned in the product's formulation.