BD-2 Recombinant Protein Cat. No.: 40-683

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psi-iconSpecifications
SPECIES:Mouse
SOURCE SPECIES:E. coli
SEQUENCE:AVGSLKSIGY EAELDHCHTN GGYCVRAICP PSARRPGSCF PEKNPCCKYM K
psi-iconProperties
PURITY:≥ 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
PHYSICAL STATE:Lyophilized
STORAGE CONDITIONS:The recombinant protein is stable for at least 2 years from date of receipt at -20˚C. Reconstituted protein is stable for at least 3 months when stored in working aliquots with a carrier protein at -20˚C. As with any protein, exposing the recombinant protein to repeated freeze / thaw cycles is not recommended. When working with proteins care should be taken to keep recombinant protein at a cool and stable temperature.
psi-iconAdditional Info
ALTERNATE NAMES:Beta-Defensin 2, DEFB2, DEFB4A, Skin-Antimicrobial Peptide 1, SAP1
OFFICIAL SYMBOL:Defb2
GENE ID:13215
psi-iconBackground and References
BACKGROUND:Defensins (alpha and beta) are cationic peptides with a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity that comprise an important arm of the innate immune system. The α-defensins are distinguished from the β-defensins by the pairing of their three disulfide bonds. To date, six human β-defensins have been identified; BD-1, BD-2, BD-3, BD-4, BD-5 and BD-6. β-defensins are expressed on some leukocytes and at epithelial surfaces. In addition to their direct antimicrobial activities, they can act as chemoattractants towards immature dendritic cells and memory T cells. The β-defensin proteins are expressed as the C-terminal portion of precursors, and are released by proteolytic cleavage of a signal sequence and, in some cases, a propeptide sequence. β-defensins contain a six-cysteine motif that forms three intra-molecular disulfide bonds. Recombinant Murine BD-2 is a 5.5 kDa protein containing 51 amino acid residues.

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