BAFF, a member of the TNF family of ligands, is expressed in T cells, macrophages, monocytes and dendritic cells. BAFF is involved in stimulation of B and T cell function, and is an important survival and maturation factor for peripheral B cells. BAFF signals through three different TNF receptors, TACI, BCMA and BAFFR. The human BAFF gene codes for a 285 amino acid type II transmembrane protein containing a 46 amino acid cytoplasmic domain, a 21 amino acid transmembrane domain, and a 218 amino acid extracellular domain. Recombinant Human soluble BAFF is a 152 amino acid polypeptide (17.0 kDa), which contains the TNF-like portion of the extracellular domain of BAFF.
B cell Activating Factor belonging to the TNF family, TNFSF13B, TNFSF20, TALL-1, BLyS, THANK, ZNTF4
AVQGPEETVT QDCLQLIADS ETPTIQKGSY TFVPWLLSFK RGSALEEKEN KILVKETGYF FIYGQVLYTD KTYAMGHLIQ RKKVHVFGDE LSLVTLFRCI QNMPETLPNN SCYSAGIAKL EEGDELQLAI PRENAQISLD GDVTFFGALK LL
≥ 95% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
Determined by a mouse splenocyte survival assay. The expected ED50 for this effect is 0.5-2.0 µg/ml.
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