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Human IL6R transcript variant 1 ORF mammalian expression plasmid, C-Flag tag

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Human IL6R cDNA Clone Product Information
NCBI RefSeq:NM_000565.2
RefSeq ORF Size:1407bp
cDNA Description:Full length Clone DNA of Homo sapiens interleukin 6 receptor, transcript variant 1 with C terminal Flag tag.
Gene Synonym:CD126, IL6RA, IL-6R-1, MGC104991, IL-6R-alpha, IL6R
Species:Human
Vector:pCMV3-C-FLAG
Plasmid:pCMV3-IL6R-Flag
Restriction Site:KpnI + XbaI (6kb + 1.46kb)
Tag Sequence:FLAG Tag Sequence: GATTACAAGGATGACGACGATAAG
Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence.
Sequencing primers:T7(TAATACGACTCACTATAGGG) BGH(TAGAAGGCACAGTCGAGG)
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.
Human IL6R Gene Plasmid Map
Human IL6R transcript variant 1 Gene cDNA Clone (full-length ORF Clone), expression ready, C-FLAG-tagged
FLAG Tag Info

FLAG-tag, or FLAG octapeptide, is a polypeptide protein tag that can be added to a protein using recombinant DNA technology. It can be used for affinity chromatography, then used to separate recombinant, overexpressed protein from wild-type protein expressed by the host organism. It can also be used in the isolation of protein complexes with multiple subunits.

A FLAG-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 FLAG-tag to this protein allows one to follow the protein with an antibody against the FLAG sequence. Examples are cellular localization studies by immunofluorescence or detection by SDS PAGE protein electrophoresis.

The peptide sequence of the FLAG-tag from the N-terminus to the C-terminus is: DYKDDDDK (1012 Da). It can be used in conjunction with other affinity tags, for example a polyhistidine tag (His-tag), HA-tag or Myc-tag. It can be fused to the C-terminus or the N-terminus of a protein. Some commercially available antibodies (e.g., M1/4E11) recognize the epitope only when it is present at the N-terminus. However, other available antibodies (e.g., M2) are position-insensitive.

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Background

Interleukin 6 receptor (IL-6R) also known as CD126 (Cluster of Differentiation 126) is a type I cytokine receptor. The low concentration of a soluble form of IL-6 receptor (sIL-6R) acts as an agonist of IL-6 activity. In the IL-6R/CD126/IL6R system, both a membrane-bound IL-6R and a sIL-6R protein are able to mediate IL-6 signals into the cells through the interaction of gp130. The resulting IL-6/sIL-6R protein complex is also capable of binding to gp130 and inducing intracellular signalling. Through this so-called 'trans-signalling' mechanism, IL-6 is able to stimulate cells that lack an endogenous mIL-6R. High levels of IL-6 and sIL-6R have been reported in several chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases as well as in cancer.

References
  • Barill S, et al. (2000) The role of interleukin-6 and interleukin-6/interleukin-6 receptor-alpha complex in the pathogenesis of multiple myeloma. Eur Cytokine Netw. 11(4): 546-51.
  • Kang KW, et al. (2007) Novel role of IL-6/SIL-6R signaling in the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in murine B16, metastatic melanoma clone F10.9, cells. Free Radic Biol Med. 42(2): 215-27.
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