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Recombinant Mouse Beta-Defensin 2 (DEFB2)

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Recombinant Mouse Beta-Defensin 2 (DEFB2) E. coli20 µg Z200285 $130.00
1.0 mg Z200289 $2,500.00
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Alternative Names BD-2, mBD-2, Defensin, beta 2, Defb2
Description Defensins are a large family of peptides of which two groups exist in mammals: alpha defensins and beta defensins - which are distinguishable by the spacing and connectivity of the conserved cysteine residues within the mature peptides. It is thought that the function of defensins in the eradication of pathogens from the host system is to insert themselves into the bacterial membrane under the influence of membrane potential, in doing so forming channels which lead to leakage of cytoplasmic molecules and cell death. Unlike hBD-1, this second peptide, human beta-defensin-2 (hBD-2), is regulated at a transcriptional level in response to contact with microorganisms, and is highly effective in killing the gram negative bacteria Its expression is also upregulated by the cytokine tumor necrosis factor-alpha.
Gene Symbol DEFB2
Gene ID 13215
Accession No. P82020
Source E. coli
Appearance Lyophilized Powder
Molecular Weight 6.0 kDa
Endotoxin Level <1.0 EU/μg of recombinant protein as determined by the LAL method.
Purity >95% as determined by SDS-PAGE
Bioactivity The ED(50) was Determined by its ability to chemoattract immature human dendritic cells using a concentration range of 1-50 ng/mL.
Formulation Recombinant Mouse beta Defensin-2 was lyophilized from 0.2 μm filtered 100 mM NaCl, 20 mM PB, 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.