Technical Data
RANKL (OPGL, ODF, Trance, Receptor Activator of NFkB Ligand)
TRANCE/OPGL/RANKL/ODF is a recently identified member of tumor necrosis factor family. TRANCE (TNF-related activation-induced cytokine receptor) or RANKL {receptor activator of NF-kB (RANK) ligand} has been implicated in interactions between T cells and dendritic cells. RANK ligand (RANKL/TRANCE) binds to RANK on dendritic cells, upregulates the expression of anti-apoptotic protein BcL-XL suggesting a role in dendritic cell survival. TRANCE/RANKL is also important in T- and B-cell maturation. As OPGL/ODF (Osteoprotegerin Ligand/Osteoclast differentiation factor), the same protein can both activate mature osteoclasts and mediate osteoclastogenesis. OPGL/TRANCE deficient mice show severe osteoporesis and complete absence of osteoclasts as a result of lack of osteogenesis.

Suitable for use in Flow Cytometry, Western Blot and Immunohistochemistry (frozen sections). Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
Western Blot: 4-6ug/ml
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. For long-term storage and to avoid repeated freezing and thawing, add sterile 40-50% glycerol, aliquot and store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for at least 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.
MabIgG16D724Affinity Purified
100ug4C (-20C Glycerol)Blue IceMouseMouse
Recombinant mouse RANKL (aa 1-317).
Purified by Protein G affinity chromatography.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, 0.05% BSA, 0.05% sodium azide.
Recognizes mouse RANKL. Detects a band of ~40kD by Western blot. Species crossreactivity: human.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
Product Specific Literature References
[1] Functional expression of receptor activator of nuclear factor kappaB in Hodgkin disease cell lines: P. Fiumara, et al.; Blood 98, 2784 (2001)
[2] Estrogen deficiency accelerates murine autoimmune arthritis associated with receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappa B ligand-mediated osteoclastogenesis: T. Yoneda, et al.; Endocrinology 145, 2384 (2004)
[1] A homologue of the TNF receptor and its ligand enhance T-cell growth and dendritic-cell function: D.M. Anderson, et al.; Nature 390, 175 (1997)
[2] TRANCE (tumor necrosis factor [TNF]-related activation-induced cytokine), a new TNF family member predominantly expressed in T cells, is a dendritic cell-specific survival factor: B.R. Wong, et al.; J. Exp. Med. 186, 2075 (1997)
[3] OPGL is a key regulator of osteoclastogenesis, lymphocyte development and lymph-node organogenesis: Y.Y. Kong, et al.; Nature 397, 315 (1999)
[4] Osteoprotegerin ligand is a cytokine that regulates osteoclast differentiation and activation: D.L. Lacey, et al.; Cell 93, 165 (1998)
[5] Tumor necrosis factor receptor family member RANK mediates osteoclast differentiation and activation induced by osteoprotegerin ligand: H. Hsu, et al.; PNAS 96, 3540 (1999)