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Human Alpha-2-glycoprotein / AZGP1 Gene ORF cDNA clone expression plasmid, N-Myc tag

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    Human AZGP1 cDNA Clone Product Information
    NCBI RefSeq:BC033830
    RefSeq ORF Size:897bp
    cDNA Description:Full length Clone DNA of Homo sapiens alpha-2-glycoprotein 1, zinc-binding with N terminal Myc tag.
    Gene Synonym:ZAG, ZA2G, AZGP1
    Species:Human
    Vector:pCMV3-SP-N-Myc
    Plasmid:
    Restriction Site:
    Tag Sequence:Myc Tag Sequence: GAGCAGAAACTCATCTCAGAAGAGGATCTG
    Sequence Description:
    Sequencing primers:T7(TAATACGACTCACTATAGGG) BGH(TAGAAGGCACAGTCGAGG)
    ( We provide with AZGP1 qPCR primers for gene expression analysis, HP101953 )
    Promoter:Enhanced CMV mammalian cell promoter
    Application:Stable or Transient mammalian expression
    Antibiotic in E.coli:Kanamycin
    Antibiotic in mammalian cell:Hygromycin
    Shipping_carrier:Each tube contains lyophilized plasmid.
    Storage:The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at room temperature for three months.
    Myc Tag Info

    A myc tag can be used in many different assays that require recognition by an antibody. If there is no antibody against the studied protein, adding a myc-tag allows one to follow the protein with an antibody against the Myc epitope. Examples are cellular localization studies by immunofluorescence or detection by Western blotting.

    The peptide sequence of the myc-tag is: N-EQKLISEEDL-C (1202 Da). It can be fused to the C-terminus and the N-terminus of a protein. It is advisable not to fuse the tag directly behind the signal peptide of a secretory protein, since it can interfere with translocation into the secretory pathway.

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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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