This Rhesus ficolin 1/FCN1 overexpression lysate was created in HEK293 Cells and intented for use as a Western blot (WB) positive control. Purification of ficolin 1/FCN1 protein (Cat: 90154-C02H) from the overexpression lysate was verified.
A DNA sequence encoding the rhesus FCN1 (XP_001098002.1) (Met1-Ala326) was expressed with the Fc region of human IgG1 at the C-terminus.
The recombinant rhesus FCN1 consists of 538 amino acids and predicts a molecular mass of 59.1 kDa.
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.
Ficolins are humoral molecules of the innate immune systems which recognize carbohydrate molecules on pathogens, apoptotic and necrotic cells. The Ficolin family of proteins are characterized by the presence of a leader peptide, a short N-terminal segment, followed by a collagen-like region, and a C-terminal fibrinogen-like domain. Ficolins are humoral molecules of the innate immune systems which recognize carbohydrate molecules on pathogens, apoptotic and necrotic cells. Three Ficolins have been identified in humans: L-Ficolin, H-Ficolin and M-Ficolin (also referred to as Ficolin-2, -3 and -1, respectively). They are soluble oligomeric defence proteins with lectin-like activity and they are structurally similar to the human collectins, mannan-binding lectin (MBL) and surfactant protein A and D. Dysfunction or abnormal expressions of Ficolins may involved in the pathogenesis of human diseases including infectious and inflammatory diseases, autoimmune disease and clinical syndrome of preeclampsia. They are soluble oligomeric defence proteins with lectin-like activity and they are structurally similar to the human collectins, mannan-binding lectin (MBL) and surfactant protein A and D. Upon recognition of the infectious agent, the Ficolins act through two distinct routes: initiate the lectin pathway of complement activation through attached serine proteases (MASPs), and a primitive opsonophagocytosis thus limiting the infection and concurrently orchestrating the subsequent adaptive clonal immune response. Ficolin-1 (FCN1) is predominantly expressed in the peripheral blood leukocytes.
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