Recombinant Rat Activin A (Animal-Free)
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Animal-FreeThis product is produced with no animal derived raw products. All processing and handling employs animal free equipment and animal free protocols.
DescriptionActivin A is a member of the Transforming Growth Factor β (TGF-β) family of proteins with a wide range of biological activities. Activins are produced in many tissue types including the skin, gonads, lungs, and pituitary gland. Activins interact with receptor type I and type II serine/threonine protein kinases, to activate SMAD signaling and regulate diverse cellular functions, such as cell proliferation, differentiation, wound healing, apoptosis, and metabolism. Activin A is a homodimer comprised of two activin β A chains. Rat Activin A shares 100% amino acid sequence identity with human, mouse, porcine, bovine, and feline Activin A proteins.
Activity AssayRat Activin A is fully biologically active when compared to standard. The activity is determined by using a cytotoxicity assay using MPC-11 cells and it is typically less than 10 ng/ml. This corresponds to an expected specific activity of 1 x 105 units/mg.
AA SequenceMGLECDGKVN ICCKKQFFVS FKDIGWNDWI IAPSGYHANY CEGECPSHIA GTSGSSLSFH STVINHYRMR GHSPFANLKS CCVPTKLRPM SMLYYDDGQN IIKKDIQNMI VEECGCS
Alternative NamesInhibin β-1, FRP, FSH-releasing protein, EDF, erythroid differentiation factor, FRP, follicle stimulating hormone releasing protein, Activin-A
|Length||117 / 234 aa|
|Molecular Weight||13.1 / 26.2 kDa|
|Purity||≥95% determined by reducing and non-reducing SDS-PAGE|
|Endotoxin Level||≤1.00 EU/μg as measured by kinetic LAL|
|Formulation||Lyophilized from a sterile (0.2 micron) filtered aqueous solution containing 0.1% Trifluoroacetic Acid (TFA)|
|Reconstitution||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 water at 0.1 mg/ml, which can be further diluted into other aqueous solutions.|
|Stability and Storage||
12 months from date of receipt when stored at -20°C to -80°C as supplied. 1 month when stored at 4°C after reconstituting as directed. 3 months when stored at -20°C to -80°C after reconstituting as directed.