BD-4 Rat Recombinant produced in E.coli is a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 41 amino acids and having a molecular mass of 4.4kDa.The BD-4 is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
Defensins are cationic peptides with a large spectrum of antimicrobial activity that comprise an important arm of the innate immune system. The Alpha defensins are differentiated from the Beta-defensins by the pairing of their 3 disulfide bonds. 4 human Beta-defensins have been identified to date; BD-1, BD-2, BD-3 and BD-4. Beta-defensins are expressed on some leukocytes and at epithelial surfaces. In addition to their direct antimicrobial activities, they are chemoattractant towards immature dendritic cells and memory T cells. The beta-defensin proteins are expressed as the C-terminal portion of precursors and are released by proteolytic cleavage of a signal sequence and, in the case of BD-1 (36 a.a.), a propeptide region. Beta-defensins contain a six-cysteine motif that forms three intra-molecular disulfide bonds. Beta-Defensins are 3-5 kDa peptides ranging in size from 33-47 amino acid residues.
Sterile Filtered White lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
BD-4 protein was lyophilized from a 0.2
It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized BD-4 in sterile 18M-cm H2O not less than 100
Lyophilized BD-4 althoµgh stable at room temperature for 3 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18°C. Upon reconstitution BD-4 should be stored at 4°C between 2-7 days and for future use below -18°C. For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA). Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.
Amino Acid Sequence
QSINNPITCL TKGGVCWGPC TGGFRQIGTC GLPRVRCCKK K.
Greater than 97.0% as determined by SDS-PAGE.
Measured by its antimicrobial activity against E. coli. The ED50 for this effect is typically 5-50
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