MIC1, PDF, PLAB, PTGFB
MIC-1, Placental TGFβ, Prostate differentiation factor
A protein with functions in regulating inflammatory and apoptotic pathways
Purity by SDS-PAGE
The activity is determined by the inhibition of DU-145 cells and is typically 1-2 µg/ml.
Physical form description
Sterile filtered and lyophilized with no additives
Centrifuge vial before opening. When reconstituting the product, gently pipet and wash down the sides of the vial to ensure full recovery of the protein into solution. It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized product with sterile 5 mM acetic acid at a concentration of 0.1 mg/ml, which can be further diluted into other aqueous solutions.
Growth and differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15) is a TGFβ family member, made by in the placenta and heart tissues, that has a role in regulating inflammatory and apoptotic pathways. GDF-15 has become an immerging marker of early heart disease and has the potential as being used as a molecule for screening patients for early heart failure. Recombinant human GDF-15 (D-variant) is a non-glycosylated, disulfide linked homodimer. It is comprised of two identical 120 amino acid monomers and has a total molecular mass of 26.8 kDa. There is a His to an Asp substitution at position 7.
Amino acid sequence
MARNGDDCPL GPGRCCRLHT VRASLEDLGW ADWVLSPREV QVTMCIGACP SQFRAANMHA QIKTSLHRLK PDTVPAPCCV PASYNPMVLI QKTDTGVSLQ TYDDLLAKDC HCI
Centrifuge the vial prior to opening.
For Research Use Only! Not to be used in humans
Human proteins, cDNA and human recombinants are used in human reactive ELISA kits and to produce anti-human mono and polyclonal antibodies. Modern humans (Homo sapiens, primarily ssp. Homo sapiens sapiens). Depending on the epitopes used human ELISA kits can be cross reactive to many other species. Mainly analyzed are human serum, plasma, urine, saliva, human cell culture supernatants and biological samples.
Recombinants or rec. proteins
GDF-15-D, H. sapiens recombinant