PODS® Human CTGF
PODS® TechnologyPODS® proteins are made using an insect cell expression system in which the active protein is co-expressed alongside polyhedrin carrier protein. Polyhedrin forms microcrystals within insect cells which specifically capture the active protein to form a co-crystal complex. The active protein is captured in its nascent, natively folded form with limited scope for proteolytic degradation. Consequently, excellent levels of bioactivity are observed. The PODS® co-crystals provide a sustained release mechanism and can be used to functionalize surfaces. For further details, please refer to the PODS® Technology page.
Product DescriptionThe product contains the polyhedrin protein co-crystalized with Human CTGF. Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF) is a mitogen that is secreted by vascular endothelial cells in response to basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF-2) or vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). CTGF promotes cell growth, migration, adhesion, and survival of endothelial cells. CTGF is also important during osteogenesis, chondrogenesis, and skeletogenesis. CTGF has an insulin-like growth factor binding protein (IGFBP) domain, a thrombospondin type 1 repeat (TSR) domain, and a C-terminal cysteine knot motif.
PODS® co-crystals provide a depot of proteins which are steadily secreted. It has been estimated that the biological activity of 50 million PODS® co-crystals generates the same peak dose as 3.3 μg of standard recombinant protein. However, at 5 days following the start of seeding the PODS® co-crystals, there are more than 50% of these peak levels still present in the culture system. Ultimately, the amount of PODS® co-crystals that is optimal for a particular experiment should be determined empirically. Based on previous data, we suggest using 50 million PODS® co-crystals in place of 3.3 μg of standard growth factor as a starting point."
To control for cross-reactivity with cells or as a negative control, we recommend using PODS® growth factors alongside PODS® Empty crystals, as the latter do not contain or release cargo protein.
AA SequenceMADVAGTSNR DFRGREQRLF NSEQYNYNNS KNSRPSTSLY KKAGFMGKKC IRTPKISKPI KFELSGCTSM KTYRAKFCGV CTDGRCCTPH RTTTLPVEFK CPDGEVMKKN MMFIKTCACH YNCPGDNDIF ESLYYRKMYG DMA
Alternative NamesConnective Tissue Growth Factor, IGF-binding protein 8, IGFBP8, IGFBP-8, IBP-8, CCN2, HCS24,insulin-like growth factor-binding protein HCS24, hypertrophic chondrocyte-specific protein 24, NOV2, CCN family member, 2MGC102839
Research Use OnlyPODS® Limited Use Label License. A license applies for this product, please see Product User Guide below for details.
|Molecular Weight||16.4 kDa|
|Source||Spodoptera frugiperda (Sf9) cell culture|
|Endotoxin Level||<0.06 EU/ml as measured by gel clot LAL assay|
|Formulation||PODS® were lyophilized from a volatile solution|
PODS® co-crystals may be reconstituted at 200 million co-crystals/ml in water. 20% glucose has a buoyant density closer to PODS® co-crystals and can be useful for aliquoting.
PODS® co-crystals are highly stable when stored in aqueous solution (pH range 6 - 8).
|Stability and Storage||Upon receipt, store at 4°C. PODS® co-crystals are stable for at least 1 year when dry and 6 months when resuspended.|