GDF-8 Protein, Mouse, Recombinant (Fc Tag)

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GDF-8 Protein, Mouse, Recombinant (Fc 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 mature form of mouse MSTN (NP_034964.1) (Asp 268-Ser 376) was fused with the Fc region of human IgG1 at the N-terminus.
Accession#
Expressed Host
HEK293 Cells
Species
Mouse
Predicted N Terminal
Glu 20
Molecule Mass
The recombinant mouse MSTN/Fc is a disulfide-linked homodimeric protein. The reduced monomer consists of 369 amino acids and has a predicted molecular mass of 40.8 kDa. In SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions, the apparent molecular mass of rmMSTN/Fc monomer is approximately 45 kDa.
Formulation
Lyophilized from sterile PBS, pH 7.4
1. Normally 5 % - 8 % trehalose, mannitol and 0.01% Tween80 are added as protectants before lyophilization. Specific concentrations are included in the hardcopy of COA.
2. Please contact us for any concerns or special requirements.
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 -70℃
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.

GDF-8 Protein, Mouse, Recombinant (Fc Tag): Images

GDF-8 Protein, Mouse, Recombinant (Fc Tag): Alternative Names

Cmpt Protein, Mouse; Gdf8 Protein, Mouse

GDF-8 Background Information

GDF-8 / Myostatin / MSTN is a member of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) family and the TGF-beta superfamily. This group of proteins is characterized by a polybasic proteolytic processing site which is cleaved to produce a mature protein containing seven conserved cysteine residues. The members of this family are regulators of cell growth and differentiation in both embryonic and adult tissues. GDF-8 / Myostatin / MSTN is highly expressed in skeletal muscle, and myostatin loss-of-function leads to doubling of skeletal muscle mass. Experiments in mice have improved that GDF-8 / Myostatin / MSTN is a key regulator of mesenchymal stem cell proliferation and differentiation, and mice lacking Myostatin encoding gene show decreased body fat and a generalized increase in bone density and strength. The increase in bone density is observed in most anatomical regions, including the limbs, spine, and jaw, and myostatin inhibitors have been observed to significantly increase bone formation. GDF-8 / Myostatin / MSTN is also expressed in the early phases of fracture healing, and GDF-8 / Myostatin / MSTN deficiency leads to increased fracture callus size and strength. Together, these data suggest that GDF-8 / Myostatin / MSTN has direct effects on the proliferation and differentiation of osteoprogenitor cells, and that GDF-8/Myostatin/MSTN antagonists and inhibitors are likely to enhance both muscle mass and bone strength.
Full Name
myostatin
References
  • Elkasrawy MN, et al. (2010) Myostatin (GDF-8) as a key factor linking muscle mass and bone structure. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 10(1): 56-63.
  • Kambadur R, et al. (1997) Mutations in myostatin (GDF8) in double-muscled Belgian Blue and Piedmontese cattle. Genome Res. 7 (9): 910-6.
  • McPherron AC, et al. (1997) Regulation of skeletal muscle mass in mice by a new TGF-beta superfamily member. Nature. 387 (6628): 83-90.
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