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

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MBL-2/MBLcDNA Clone Product Information
Gene Bank Ref.ID:NM_000242.2
cDNA Size:747
cDNA Description:ORF Clone of Homo sapiens mannose-binding lectin (protein C) 2, soluble (opsonic defect) DNA.
Gene Synonym:MBL, MBP, MBP1, COLEC1, HSMBPC, MGC116832, MGC116833, MBL2
Species:Human
Vector:pMD18-T Simple Vector
Restriction Site:
Tag Sequence:
Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence except for six mutations: 378C/G not resulting in amino acid variation and the bottom TCTGA substitution by ATCTC.
Shipping Carrier:Each tube contains approximately 10 μg of lyophilized plasmid.
Storage:The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at ambient temperature for three months.
pMD18-T Simple Vector Information

pMD18-T Simple Vector is a high-efficiency TA cloning vector constructed from pUC18, of which the initial multiple cloning sites (MCS) were destroyed. Thus the cDNA should be amplified by PCR with primers containing a restriction site for subclone. Competent cells appropriate for pUC18 are also appropriated for the Vector, e.g. JM109, DH5α, TOP10. The pMD18-T Simple Vector is 2.6kb in size. Selection of the plasmid in E. coli is conferred by the ampicillin resistance gene. The coding sequence was inserted by TA cloning at site 425.

pMD18-T Simple Usage Suggestion

The coding sequence can be amplified by PCR with M13-47 and RV-M primers.

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Background

MBL (mannose-binding lectin) is primarily a liver-derived collagen-like serum protein, which binds sugar structures on micro-organisms and on dying host cells and is one of the four known mediators that initiate activation of the complement system via the lectin pathway. MBL and the ficolins (Ficolin-1, Ficolin-2 and Ficolin-3) are soluble collagen-like proteins that are involved in innate immune defence. They bind sugar structures or acetylated compounds present on microorganisms and on dying host cells and they initiate activation of the lectin complement pathway in varying degrees. MBL2 encodes the mannose-binding lectin, which is a key player in the innate immune system and has recently been found to play a role in insulin resistance and development of type 1 diabetes and gestational diabetes mellitus. Common variant alleles situated both in promoter and structural regions of the MBL2 gene influence the stability and the serum concentration of the protein. Several polymorphisms in the promoter and structural regions of MBL2 adversely affect the plasma concentration and oligomeric state of MBL. The possession of mutant alleles has been linked to disease outcome for a variety of bacterial and viral infections. Mutant MBL2 haplotypes have been linked to disease progression and response to therapy in HCV infection.

References
  • Garred P, et al. (2006) Mannose-binding lectin and its genetic variants. Genes Immun. 7(2): 85-94.
  • Brown KS, et al. (2007) Mannan binding lectin and viral hepatitis. Immunol Lett. 108(1): 34-44.
  • Garred P. (2008) Mannose-binding lectin genetics: from A to Z. Biochem Soc Trans. 36(Pt 6): 1461-6.
  • Garred P, et al. (2009) MBL2, FCN1, FCN2 and FCN3-The genes behind the initiation of the lectin pathway of complement. Mol Immunol. 46(14): 2737-44.
  • Muller YL, et al. (2010) Functional Variants in MBL2 Are Associated With Type 2 Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Traits in Pima Indians and the Old Order Amish. Diabetes. 59(8): 2080-5.
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