Technical Data
C1385-06B
Cardiotrophin 1, Human, Recombinant (CT1)
2ug
10ug
Growth Factors, Cytokines Storage: -20CShipping: Blue Ice
Cardiotrophin-1 (CT-1) is a 201 amino acid member of the interleukin-6 superfamily. It was identified by its ability to induce hypertrophic response in cardiac myocytes.
CT-1 mRNA levels were found both in cardiac myocytes and in cardiac nonmyocytes. CT-1 was also detected in abundance in normal adult human lung and was expressed in both fetal and adult airway smooth muscle cells. CT-1activates gp130 dependent signaling and stimulates the Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK/STAT) pathway to transduce hypertrophic and cytoprotective signals in cardiac myocytes.
CT-1 has also a neurotrophic function. CT-1 deficiency causes increased motoneuron cell death in spinal cord and brainstem nuclei of mice during a period between embryonic day 14 and the first postnatal week.
Moreover, CT-1 is a hepatocyte survival factor that efficiently reduces hepatocellular damage in animal models of acute liver injury. CT-1 expression is augmented after hypoxic stimulation and it can protect cardiac cells when added either prior to simulated ischaemia or at the time of reoxygenation following simulated ischaemia.
CT-1 can induce expression of the protective heat shock proteins (hsps) in cardiac cells. Cardiotrophin-1 increased ventricular expression of ANP, brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and angiotensinogen mRNA.
CT-1 levels were significantly elevated in patients with heart failure, patients with dilatative cardiomyopathy, moderate/severe mitral regurgitation, stable and unstable angina and after acute myocardial infarction.
The Human Cardiotrophin His-Tagged Fusion Protein, produced in E. coli, is 22.5kD protein containing 200 amino acid residues of the human Cardiotrophin and 12 additional amino acid residues

Amino acid sequence:
MRGSHHHHHH GSSRREGSLE DPQTDSSVSL LPHLEAKIRQ THSLAHLLTK YAEQLLQEYV QLQGDPFGLPSFSPPRLPVA GLSAPAPSHA GLPVHERLRL DAAALAALPP LLDAVCRRQA ELNPRAPRLL RRLEDAARQA RALGAAVEAL LAALGAANRG PRAEPPAATA SAASATGVFP AKVLGLRVCG LYREWLSRTE GDLGQLLPGG SA.

Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at 4C for short-term only. Reconstitute to nominal volume by adding sterile 40-50% glycerol and store at -20C. Reconstituted product is stable for 12 months at -20C. 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 Weight:
22.5kD
Source: E. coli
Purity: Three-step procedure using affinity Ni-NTA chromatography and size exclusion chromatography before and after refolding. Purity of recombinant human cardiotrophin is >90% (SDS-PAGE analyzed).
Concentration: 0.5mg/ml
Form: Supplied as a lyophilized powder from 0.05M Acetate buffer pH4
Reconstitution: Add 0.2ml of 0.1M Acetate buffer pH4 and let the lyophilized pellet dissolve completely. For conversion into higher pH value, we recommend intensive dilution by relevant buffer to a concentration of 10ug/ml. In higher concentrations the solubility of this antigen is limited.
Specificity: The amino acid sequence of the recombinant human cardiotrophin is 100% homologous to the amino acid sequence of the human cardiotrophin.

Important Note: This 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.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.