beta-2-Microglobulin Recombinant Protein Cat. No.: 91-463

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psi-iconSpecifications
SPECIES:Human
SOURCE SPECIES:Human Cells
SEQUENCE:Ile21-Met119
FUSION TAG:C-6 His tag
TESTED APPLICATIONS:
APPLICATIONS:This recombinant protein can be used for biological assays. For research use only.
psi-iconProperties
PURITY:Greater than 95% as determined by reducing SDS-PAGE.
Endotoxin level less than 0.1 ng/ug (1 IEU/ug) as determined by LAL test.
PREDICTED MOLECULAR WEIGHT:12.77 kD
PHYSICAL STATE:Lyophilized
BUFFER:Lyophilized from a 0.2 um filtered solution of 20mM PB, 150mM NaCl, pH 7.2. It is not recommended to reconstitute to a concentration less than 100 ug/ml. Dissolve the lyophilized protein in ddH2O.
STORAGE CONDITIONS:Lyophilized protein should be stored at -20˚C, though stable at room temperature for 3 weeks.
Reconstituted protein solution can be stored at 4-7˚C for 2-7 days.
Aliquots of reconstituted samples are stable at -20˚C for 3 months.
psi-iconAdditional Info
ALTERNATE NAMES:Beta-2-Microglobulin, B2M
ACCESSION NO.:P61769
OFFICIAL SYMBOL:B2M
GENE ID:567
psi-iconBackground and References
BACKGROUND:beta -2-Microglobulin (B2M) is a secreted protein with 1 Ig-like C1-type (immunoglobulin-like) domain which belongs to the beta-2-microglobulin family. B2M component of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecules, involved in the presentation of peptide antigens to the immune system. Polymers of beta 2-microglobulin can be found in tissues from patients on long-term hemodialysis. B2M is a protein found on the surface of many cells and plentiful on the surface of white blood cells. Serum B2M concentration is increased in renal diseases, various malignant diseases and some inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. B2M may adopt the fibrillar configuration of amyloid in certain pathologic states. The capacity to assemble into amyloid fibrils is concentration dependent. B2M has been shown as a marker for monitoring inflammatory disease activity and it appears likely to have a destructive role in amyloidosis-related arthritis. B2M might be involved in the OA (osteoarthritis) pathogenesis. Defects in B2M are the cause of hypercatabolic hypoproteinemia. Affected individuals show marked reduction in serum concentrations of immunoglobulin and albumin, probably due to rapid degradation. B2M could be a potential therapeutic target in ovarian cancer.

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