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Recombinant Human Galectin-1 (LGALS1)


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Recombinant Human Galectin-1 (LGALS1) E. coli15 µg Z101845 $90.00
100 µg Z101847 $225.00
1.0 mg Z101849 $945.00
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Alternative Names Beta-Galactoside-Binding Lectin L-14-I, Gal-1, 14 kDa laminin-binding protein, HLBP14, 14 kDa lectin, Galaptin, HBL, HPL, Lactose-binding lectin 1, Lectin galactoside-binding soluble 1, Putative MAPK-activating protein PM12, S-Lac lectin 1
Description Galectin-1 is a member of the galectin family, and binds B-galactosidase moieties on glycoproteins or glycolipids. Galectins are primarily involved in modulation of cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. Galectin-1 acts as a negative regulator of immunity, promoting immune suppression and lessening the inflammatory response. Galectin-1 binds CD45, CD3 and CD4, resulting in the inhibition of CD45 phosphatase dependant dephosphorylation of lyn kinase, as well as a number of other immune related receptors. Due to its function as a negative regulator of the immune response, and role inducing apoptosis in activated Th1 and Th17 cells, it is commonly found upregulated around malignant tumours. It has also been implicated as having a role in the development of immune tolerance during pregnancy, and is highly expressed at the maternal-fetal interface. As a dimer it down-regulates neutrophils by inducing exposure of phosphatidylserine, thereby marking the cell for apoptosis. It shares approximately 88% and 90% sequence similarity with mouse and rat galectin-1, respectively. Recombinant Human Galectin-1 is a 14.9kDa protein.
Gene Symbol LGALS1
Gene ID 3956
Accession No. P09382
Source E. coli
Appearance Lyophilized Powder
Molecular Weight 14.9 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 Measured by its ability to agglutinate human red blood cells. The ED(50) for this effect is typically 0.5­3 µg/mL.
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Formulation Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS and 2-ME with BSA as a carrier protein.
Reconstitution Reconstitute at 100 μg/mL in sterile PBS containing at least 0.1% human or bovine serum albumin
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.