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Recombinant Human CXCL12 (SDF-1 alpha)

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Recombinant Human CXCL12 (SDF-1 alpha) E. coli10 µg Z101635 $70.00
100 µg Z101637 $300.00
1.0 mg Z101639 $1,690.00
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Alternative Names Stromal cell-derived factor 1, SDF-1, hSDF-1, C-X-C motif chemokine 12, Intercrine reduced in hepatomas, IRH, hIRH, Pre-B cell growth-stimulating factor, PBSF
Recombinant Human Stromal Cell-Derived Factor-1 Alpha (CXCL12)
Description SDF-1-alpha and SDF-1-beta are small cytokines belonging to the CXC-Chemokines. SDF-1 is identical with a chemokine reported to function as a pre-B-cell growth factor in the presence of IL-7 and isolated originally from a murine bone marrow stromal cell line. Human SDF-1-alpha and SDF-1-beta are encoded by a single gene and arise by alternative splicing. SDF-1 acts on lymphocytes and monocytes but not neutrophils in vitro and is a highly potent chemoattractant for mononuclear cells in vivo. In addition. SDF-1 also induces intracellular actin polymerization in lymphocytes. SDF acts as a chemoattractant for human hematopoietic progenitor cells expressing CD34 giving rise to mixed types of progenitors, and more primitive types. The chemotactic response is inhibited by pertussis toxin. Chemotaxis of CD34(+) cells in response to SDF is increased by IL-3 in vitro. SDF has been shown also to induce a transient elevation of cytoplasmic calcium in these cells.
Gene Symbol CXCL12
Gene ID 6387
Accession No. P48061
Source E. coli
Appearance Lyophilized Powder
Molecular Weight 8.0 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 Determined by its ability to chemoattract human U937 expressing CXCR4 Determined by calcium flux with human U937 cells.
Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS, pH 7.4
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.