This Mouse Flt3 Ligand overexpression lysate was created in HEK293 Cells and intented for use as a Western blot (WB) positive control. Purification of Flt3 Ligand protein (Cat: 51113-M02H) from the overexpression lysate was verified.
A DNA sequence encoding the mouse FLT3L (P49772-1) (Met1-Arg188) was expressed, fused with the Fc region of human IgG1 at the C-terminus.
The recombinant mouse FLT3L /Fc is a disulfide-linked homodimer. The reduced monomer comprises 403 amino acids and has a predicted molecular mass of 45.4 kDa. The apparent molecular mass of the protein is approximately 56 and 35 kDa in SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions due to glycosylation.
Cell lysate was prepared by homogenization of the over-expressed cells in ice-cold modified RIPA Lysis Buffer with cocktail of protease inhibitors (Sigma). Cell debris was removed by centrifugation. Protein concentration was determined by Bradford assay (Bio-Rad protein assay, Microplate Standard assay). The cell lysate was boiled for 5 min in 1 x SDS loading buffer (50 mM Tris-HCl pH 6.8, 12.5% glycerol, 1% sodium dodecylsulfate, 0.01% bromophenol blue) containing 5% b-mercaptoethanol, and lyophilized.
FLT3L, also known as flt3 ligand, is a small molecule that acts as a growth factor that increases the number of immune cells by activating the hematopoietic progenitors. In vivo, FLT3L also induces the mobilization of the hematopoietic progenitors and stem cells. This may help the system to kill cancer cells. Dendritic cells (DCs) provide the key link between innate and adaptive immunity by recognizing pathogens and priming pathogen-specific immune responses. FLT3L controls the development of DCs and is particularly important for plasmacytoid DCs and CD8 -positive classical DCs and their CD103 -positive tissue counterparts.
fms related tyrosine kinase 3 ligand
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