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Human AZGP1 Gene cDNA Clone (full-length ORF Clone)

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AZGP1cDNA Clone Product Information
Gene Bank Ref.ID:BC033830
cDNA Size:897
cDNA Description:ORF Clone of Homo sapiens alpha-2-glycoprotein 1, zinc-binding DNA.
Gene Synonym:ZAG, ZA2G, AZGP1
Species:Human
Vector:pGEM-T Vector
Restriction Site:
Tag Sequence:
Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence.
Shipping Carrier:Whatman FTA elute card (Cat: WB120410) contains 5-10 μg of plasmid.
Storage:The Whatman FTA elute card can be stored at room temperature for three months under dry condition.
pGEM-T vector information

The pGEM-T is 3kb in length, and contains the amplicin resistance gene, conferring selection of the plasmid in E. coli, and the ori site which is the bacterial origin of replication. The plasmid has multiple cloning sites as shown below. The coding sequence was inserted by TA cloning. Many E. coli strains are suitable for the propagation of this vector including JM109, DH5α and TOP10.

pGEM-T Simple Usage Suggestion:

The coding sequence can be easily obtained by digesting the vector with proper restriction enzyme(s). The coding sequence can also be amplified by PCR with M13 primers, or primer pair SP6 and T7.

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Background

Alpha-2-glycoprotein, also known as AZGP1, belongs to the MHC class I family. It can be detected in body fluids such as serum, sweat, and seminal and breast cyst fluids. It has been shown that alpha-2-glycoprotein can stimulate lipolysis by adipocytes in vivo and in vitro. Thus it is believed that alpha-2-glycoprotein plays an important role in the regulation of body weight, and age-dependent changes in genetically influenced obesity, and it also regulates melanin production by normal and malignant melanocytes. Alpha-2-glycoprotein is produced by both white and brown fat adipocytes and may act in a local autocrine fashion in the reduction of adiposity in cachexia.

References
  • Tada T, et al. (1991) Immunohistochemical localization of Zn-alpha 2-glycoprotein in normal human tissues. J Histochem Cytochem. 39(9):1221-6.
  • Vanni H, et al. (2009) Cigarette Smoking Induces Overexpression of a Fat-Depleting Gene AZGP1 in the Human. Chest. 135(5):1197-208.
  • Ueyama H, et al. (1991) Cloning and nucleotide sequence of a human Zn-alpha 2-glycoprotein cDNA and chromosomal assignment of its gene. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 177(2):696-703.
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