MIA is the first discovered member of a family of secreted cytokines termed the MIA/OTOR family. The four known members of this family, MIA, MIA-2, OTOR and TANGO, each contain a Src homology-3 (SH3)-like domain. MIA is an autocrine growth regulatory protein, secreted from chondrocytes and malignant melanoma cells, that promotes melanoma metastasis by binding competitively to fibronectin and laminin in a manner that results in melanoma cell detachment from the extracellular matrix in vivo. Elevated levels of MIA may represent a clinically useful marker for diagnosis of melanoma metastasis, as well as a potential marker for rheumatoid arthritis. Recombinant Human MIA is a 12.2 kDa globular protein containing 108 amino acid residues, including two intramolecular disulfide bonds.
MGPMPKLADR KLCADQECSH PISMAVALQD YMAPDCRFLT IHRGQVVYVF SKLKGRGRLF WGGSVQGDYY GDLAARLGYF PSSIVREDQT LKPGKVDVKT DKWDFYCQ
Melanoma Inhibitory Activity, Cartilage-derived retinoic acid-sensitive protein (CD-RAP)
≥ 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
The ED50 was determined by the dose-dependant proliferation of the human A375 melanoma cell line. The expected ED50 for this effect is 4-6 μg/ml.
Calculated Molecular Weight:
Endotoxin level is < 0.1 ng/ug of protein (< 1 EU/ug)
Not for human use.