Human FUT8 Baculovirus-Insect cells Overexpression Lysate

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Human FUT8 Baculovirus-Insect cells Overexpression Lysate: Product Information

Product Description
This Human FUT8 overexpression lysate was created in Baculovirus-Insect cells and intented for use as a Western blot (WB) positive control. Purification of FUT8 protein (Cat: 11326-H08B) from the overexpression lysate was verified.
Expression Host
Baculovirus-Insect cells
Species
Human
Sequence Information
A DNA sequence encoding the human FUT8 isoform 1 (Q9BYC5-1) (Arg 68-Lys 575) was fused with a polyhistidine tag at the carboxy-terminus.
Molecule Mass
The recombinant human FUT8 consists of 518 amino acids and has a calculated molecular mass of 60 kDa. It migrates as an approximately 55 kDa band in SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions.

Human FUT8 Baculovirus-Insect cells Overexpression Lysate: Usage Guide

Preparation Method
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.
Lysis Buffer
Modified RIPA Lysis Buffer: 50 mM Tris-HCl pH 7.4, 150 mM NaCl, 1mM EDTA, 1% Triton X-100, 0.1% SDS, 1% Sodium deoxycholate, 1mM PMSF.
Recommend Usage
1.  Centrifuge the tube for a few seconds and ensure the pellet at the bottom of the tube. 2.  Re-dissolve the pellet using 200μL pure water and boil for 2-5 min.
Sample Buffer
1 X Sample Buffer (1 X modified RIPA buffer+1 X SDS loading buffer).
Stability & Storage
Store at 4℃ for up to twelve months from date of receipt. After re-dissolution, aliquot and store at -80℃ for up to twelve months. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
Application
Western Blot (WB)
Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Human FUT8 Baculovirus-Insect cells Overexpression Lysate: Alternative Names

Human MGC26465 Overexpression Lysate

FUT8 Background Information

Alpha (1,6) fucosyltransferase 8, also known as FUT8, is a member of the glycosyltransferase family. Fucosyltransferases are the enzymes transferring fucose from GDP-Fuc to Gal in an alpha1,2-linkage and to GlcNAc in alpha1,3-linkage, alpha1,4-linkage, or alpha1,6-linkage. All fucosyltransferases utilize the same nucleotide sugar, their specificity reside in the recognition of the acceptor and in the type of linkage formed. Fucosyltransferases share some common structural and catalytic features. On the basis of protein sequence similarities, these enzymes can be classified into four distinct families: (1) the alpha-2-fucosyltransferases, (2) the alpha-3-fucosyltransferases, (3) the mammalian alpha-6-fucosyltransferases, and (4) the bacterial alpha-6-fucosyltransferases. The alpha-3-fucosyltransferases constitute a distinct family as they lack the consensus peptide, but some regions display similarities with the alpha-2 and alpha-6-fucosyltranferases.
Full Name
fucosyltransferase 8 (alpha (1,6) fucosyltransferase)
References
  • Breton C, et al. (1998) Conserved structural features in eukaryotic and prokaryotic fucosyltransferases. Glycobiology. 8(1): 87-94.
  • Oriol R, et al. (1999) Divergent evolution of fucosyltransferase genes from vertebrates, invertebrates, and bacteria. Glycobiology. 9(4): 323-34.
  • de Vries T, et al. (2001) Fucosyltransferases: structure / function studies. Glycobiology. 11(10): 119-128.
  • Baboval T, et al. (2002) Comparison of human and mouse Fuc-TX and Fuc-TXI genes, and expression studies in the mouse. Mamm Genome. 13(9): 538-41.
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