MIF Protein, Human, Recombinant (His Tag)

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MIF Protein, Human, Recombinant (His Tag): Product Information

Purity
> 92 % as determined by SDS-PAGE
Endotoxin
< 1.0 EU per μg of the protein as determined by the LAL method
Activity
Testing in progress
Protein Construction
A DNA sequence encoding the human MIF (P14174) (Pro 2-Ala 115) was fused with a polyhistidine tag at the C-terminus and a signal peptide at the N-terminus.
Accession#
Expressed Host
HEK293 Cells
Species
Human
Predicted N Terminal
Pro 2
Molecule Mass
The recombinant human MIF consists of 125 amino acids and has a predicted molecular mass of 13.8 kDa. In SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions, the apparent molecular mass of rhMIF is approximately 19 kDa due to glycosylation.
Formulation
Lyophilized from sterile PBS, pH 7.4
Please contact us for any concerns or special requirements.
Normally 5 % - 8 % trehalose, mannitol and 0.01% Tween80 are added as protectants before lyophilization.
Please refer to the specific buffer information in the hard copy of CoA.
Shipping
In general, recombinant proteins are provided as lyophilized powder which are shipped at ambient temperature.
Bulk packages of recombinant proteins are provided as frozen liquid. They are shipped out with blue ice unless customers require otherwise.
Stability & Storage
Samples are stable for up to twelve months from date of receipt at -20℃ to -80℃
Store it under sterile conditions at -20℃ to -80℃. It is recommended that the protein be aliquoted for optimal storage. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
Reconstitution
A hardcopy of COA with reconstitution instruction is sent along with the products. Please refer to it for detailed information.

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MIF Protein, Human, Recombinant (His Tag): Alternative Names

GIF Protein, Human; GLIF Protein, Human; MMIF Protein, Human

MIF Background Information

Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is an immunoregulatory cytokine, the effect of which on arresting random immune cell movement was recognized several decades ago. Despite its historic name, MIF also has a direct chemokine-like function and promotes cell recruitment. MIF is an ubiquitously expressed protein that plays a crucial role in many inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. Increasing evidence suggests that MIF also controls metabolic and inflammatory processes underlying the development of metabolic pathologies associated with obesity. Further research has shown that MIF plays a particularly critical part in cell cycle regulation and therefore in tumorigenesis as well. The significance of the role of MIF in a variety of both solid and hematologic tumors has been established. More recently, interest has increased in the role of MIF in the development of central nervous system (CNS) tumors, in which it appears to influence cell cycle control. MIF contributes to malignant disease progression on several different levels. Both circulating and intracellular MIF protein levels are elevated in cancer patients and MIF expression reportedly correlates with stage, metastatic spread and disease-free survival. Blockade of MIF bioactivity successfully inhibited tumor cell growth in vivo and in vitro. MIF plays important roles in the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal, hepatic, and pancreatic disorders.
Full Name
macrophage migration inhibitory factor (glycosylation-inhibiting factor)
References
  • Ohkawara T, et al. (2005) Pathophysiological roles of macrophage migration inhibitory factor in gastrointestinal, hepatic, and pancreatic disorders. J Gastroenterol. 40(2): 117-22.
  • Bach JP, et al.. (2009) The role of macrophage inhibitory factor in tumorigenesis and central nervous system tumors. Cancer. 115(10): 2031-40.
  • Rendon BE, et al.. (2009) Mechanisms of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF)-dependent tumor microenvironmental adaptation. Exp Mol Pathol. 86(3): 180-5.
  • Grieb G, et al. (2010) Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF): a promising biomarker. Drug News Perspect. 23(4): 257-64.
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