LGALS8 Human Recombinant produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated, polypeptide chain containing 337 amino acids (1-317 a.a.) and having a molecular mass of 37.9 kDa. The LGALS8 is fused to a 20 amino acid His-Tag at N-terminus and purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
LGALS8 is a prostate-specific antigen that is solely overexpressed in malignant tumors and thus is a supplementary specific identifier of malignancies. LGALS8 is part of the galectin gene family which facilitates both cell-cell and cell matrix interactions in a method parallel to the selectin subgroup of C-type lectins.
The Galectin-8 His tag 0.5mg/ml protein solution contains 20mM Tris-HCl pH-8, 0.1M NaCl, 10% glycerol & 1mM DTT.
Store at 4°C if entire vial will be used within 2-4 weeks. Store, frozen at -20°C for longer periods of time. For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles.