Animal-Free Cytokines

Animal-Free Recombinant Murine GDNF

Product Details

Catalog Number: AF-450-44
Description:

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 GFRα (α1-α4) receptors.  GDNF specifically promotes dopamine uptake and survival, and morphological differentiation of midbrain neurons.  Using a Parkinson’s disease mouse model, GDNF has been shown to improve conditions such as bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability.  The functional murine GDNF ligand is a disulfide-linked homodimer consisting of two 15.1 kDa polypeptide chains called monomers.  Each monomer contains seven conserved cysteine residues, including Cys-101, which is used for inter-chain disulfide bridging, and others that are involved in the intramolecular ring formation known as the cysteine-knot configuration. The calculated molecular weight of Recombinant Murine GDNF is 30.2 kDa.

Manufactured using all Animal-Free reagents.

Source: E.coli

Synonyms: Glial-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, ATF-1

AA Sequence (monomer): MSPDKQAAAL PRRERNRQAA AASPENSRGK GRRGQRGKNR GCVLTAIHLN VTDLGLGYET KEELIFRYCS GSCESAETMY DKILKNLSRS RRLTSDKVGQ ACCRPVAFDD DLSFLDDNLV YHILRKHSAK RCGCI

Purity: ≥ 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.

Biological Activity: The ED50 was determined by the proliferation of rat C6 cells is ≤ 0.2 ng/ml, corresponding to a specific activity of ≥ 5 x 106 units/mg.

Cross Reactivity:
Rat
Research Interest

Country Of Origin: USA

Not for human use.