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Glial Derived Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF) Recombinant, Human

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GDNF is a disulfide-linked homodimeric neurotrophic factor structurally related to Artemin, Neurturin and Persephin. These proteins belong to the cysteine-knot superfamily of growth factors that assume stable dimeric protein structures. GDNF signals through a multicomponent receptor system, composed of a RET and one of the four GFRalpha (alpha1-alpha4) receptors. GDNF specifically promotes dopamine uptake and survival and morphological differentiation of midbrain neurons. Using Parkinson's disease mouse model, GDNF has been shown to improve conditions such as bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability. The functional human GDNF ligand is a disulfide-linked homodimer, of two 15kD polypeptide chains called monomers. Each monomer contains seven conserved cysteine residues, one of which (Cys101) is used for inter-chain disulfide bridging and the others are involved in intramolecular ring formation known as the cysteine knot configuration.
Catalog #G2036
Biological ActivityAssay#1:
The ED50 as determined by the dose-dependent dopamine uptake by rat ventral mesencephalic cultures was found to be in the range of 5-10ng/ml.
Assay #2:
The ED50 was determioned by the proliferation of rat C6 cells is 0.1ng/ml, cooresponding to a specific activity of 1x10e7 units/mg.
AA Sequence MSPDKQMAVL PRRERNRQAA AANPENSRGK GRRGQRGKNR GCVLTAIHLN VTDLGLGYET KEELIFRYCS GSCDAAETTY DKILKNLSRN RRLVSDKVGQ ACCRPIAFDD DLSFLDDNLV YHILRKHSAK RCGCI
Storage and StabilityLyophilized powder may be stored at -20°C. Stable for 12 months at -20°C. Reconstitute with sterile ddH2O with a carrier protein. Aliquot and store at -20°C. Reconstituted product is stable for 6 months at -20°C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
Molecular Weight30.1kD
SourceHuman, recombinant protein expressed in E. coli
Purity98% by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analyses. Endotoxin: 0.1ng/ug (1EU/ug)
FormSupplied as a lyophilized powder from 10mM sodium citrate, 150mM sodium chloride. Reconstitute in sterile dH2O with a carrier protein to a concentration of 0.1-1mg/ml
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.


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