Growth Factors & Cytokines

Recombinant Human DKK-1

Product Details

Catalog Number: 120-30
Description:

DKK-1 is a member of the DKK protein family which also includes DKK-2, DKK-3 and DKK-4. DKK-1 was originally identified as a Xenopus head-forming molecule that behaves as an antagonist for Wnt signaling. Subsequent studies have shown that DKK-1 and DKK-4 play an important regulatory role in the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway by forming inhibitory complexes with LDL receptor-related proteins 5 and 6 (LRP5 and LRP6), which are essential components of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling system. LPR5 and LPR6 are single-pass transmembrane proteins that appear to act as co-receptors for Wnt ligands involved in the Wnt/β-catenin signaling cascade. It has been suggested that by inhibiting Wnt/β-catenin signaling, which is essential for posterior patterning in vertebrates, DKK-1 permits anterior development. This notion is supported by the finding that mice deficient of DKK-1 expression lack head formation and die during embryogenesis. Mature human DKK-1 expressed in HEK293 cells is a 35-40 kDa glycoprotein containing 235 amino acid residues. The calculated molecular weight of Recombinant Human DKK-1 expressed in HEK293 ​cells is 25.8 kDa.

Source: HEK293 cells

Synonyms: Dickkopf-related protein-1, Dickkopf-1, SK

AA Sequence: TLNSVLNSNA IKNLPPPLGG AAGHPGSAVS AAPGILYPGG NKYQTIDNYQ PYPCAEDEEC GTDEYCASPT RGGDAGVQIC LACRKRRKRC MRHAMCCPGN YCKNGICVSS DQNHFRGEIE ETITESFGND HSTLDGYSRR TTLSSKMYHT KGQEGSVCLR SSDCASGLCC ARHFWSKICK PVLKEGQVCT KHRRKGSHGL EIFQRCYCGE GLSCRIQKDH HQASNSSRLH TCQRH

Purity: ≥ 97% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.

Biological Activity: Assay #1: Determined by its ability to inhibit the proliferation of HCT116 colorectal carcinoma cells. Approximately 40% growth inhibition was achieved at a DKK-1 concentration of 200ng/ml.


Assay #2: Determined by its ability to inhibit Alkaline Phosphatase activity in differentiating MC3T3 E1 cells.

Cross Reactivity:
Human, Mouse, Rat
Research Interest

Country Of Origin: USA

Research Use Only: Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.