Technical Data
Osteoblast Specific Factor 2 (OSF-2, Periostin, Fasciclin-I like)
Molecular Biology Storage: -20CShipping: Blue Ice
Periostin is a disulfide linked 90kD, 811 amino acid protein originally isolated as a osteoblast-specific factor that functions as a cell adhesion molecule for preosteoblasts and is thought to be involved in osteoblast recruitment, attachment and spreading. Additionally, periostin expression has previously been shown to be significantly increased by both transforming growth factor beta-1(TGFbeta1) and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP-2). OSF-2 has a typical signal sequence, followed by a cysteine-rich domain, a fourfold repeated domain and a C-terminal domain. The fourfold repeated domain of OSF-2 shows homology with the insect protein fasciclin Periostin mRNA is expressed in the developing mouse embryonic and fetal heart, and that it is localized to the endocardial cushions that ultimately divide the primitive heart tube into a four-chambered heart.

Human OSF-2 His-Tagged Fusion Protein is produced in E. coli, molecular weight is 75kD protein containing 648 amino acid residues of the human OSF-2 and 23 additional amino acid residues-HisTag, Xa-cleavage site.

The amino acid sequence of the recombinant human OSF-2 is 100% homologous to the part of sequence 22-669 aa of the human OSF-2 without signal sequence.

Suitable for use in Western blot and ELISA. Other applications have not been tested.

Storage and Stabillity:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at -20C. Stable for 12 months. Reconstitute with 0.1M acetate buffer pH4. Aliquot and store 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.
Source: E. coli
Purity: ~90% (SDS-PAGE). Three-step procedure using affinity Ni-NTA chromatography and size exclusion chromatography before and after refolding.
Concentration: As reported
Form: Supplied as a lyophilized powder from 0.05M Acetate buffer, pH 4. Reconstitute with 200ul of 0.1M acetate buffer pH4. In higher concentrations the solubility of this antigen is limited.

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.
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Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.