Mouse JAM-C HEK293 Overexpression Lysate: Product Information
This Mouse JAM-C overexpression lysate was created in HEK293 Cells and intented for use as a Western blot (WB) positive control. Purification of JAM-C protein (Cat: 50465-M08H) from the overexpression lysate was verified.
A DNA sequence encoding the mouse JAM3 (NP_075766.1) extracellular domain (Met 1-Asn 241) was expressed, fused with a polyhistidine tag at the C-terminus.
The secreted recombinant mouse JAM3 comprises 221 amino acids and has a predicted molecular mass of 25 kDa. As a result of glycosylation, the apparent molecular mass of rm JAM3 is approximately 30-35 kDa in SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions.
Cell lysate was prepared by homogenization of the over-expressed cells in ice-cold modified RIPA Lysis Buffer with cocktail of protease inhibitors (Sigma). Cell debris was removed by centrifugation. Protein concentration was determined by Bradford assay (Bio-Rad protein assay, Microplate Standard assay). The cell lysate was boiled for 5 min in 1 x SDS loading buffer (50 mM Tris-HCl pH 6.8, 12.5% glycerol, 1% sodium dodecylsulfate, 0.01% bromophenol blue) containing 5% b-mercaptoethanol, and lyophilized.
Junctional Adhesion Molecule C Protein & Antibody (JAM-C, JAM3 Protein) also known as Junctional adhesion molecule 3, JAM3, is a single-pass type I membrane protein which belongs to the immunoglobulin superfamily. It is an adhesion molecule expressed by endothelial cells (ECs) that plays a role in tight junction formation, leukocyte adhesion, and transendothelial migration. JAM-C is an adhesion molecule that is expressed on cells within the vascular compartment and epithelial cells and, to date, has been largely studied in the context of inflammatory events. JAM-C is also expressed in peripheral nerves and that this expression is localized to Schwann cells at junctions between adjoining myelin end loops. JAM-C is a component of the autotypic junctional attachments of Schwann cells and plays an important role in maintaining the integrity and function of myelinated peripheral nerves. JAM-C was recently shown to be a counter receptor for the leukocyte beta2-integrin Mac-1 (CD11b/CD18), thereby mediating interactions between vascular cells, particularly in inflammatory cell recruitment. JAM-C is up-regulated by oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and may thereby contribute to increased inflammatory cell recruitment during atherosclerosis. JAM-C may therefore provide a novel molecular target for antagonizing interactions between vascular cells in atherosclerosis. JAM-C was shown to undergo a heterophilic interaction with the leukocyte beta2 integrin Mac-1, thereby mediating interactions between vascular cells in inflammatory cell recruitment. JAM-C undergoes a homophilic interaction via the Arg64-Ile65-Glu66 motif on the membrane-distal Ig domain of the molecule. The homophilic interaction of JAM-C can mediate tumor cell-endothelial cell interactions and may thereby be involved in the process of tumor cell metastasis.
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