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Rat DCN ORF mammalian expression plasmid, N-His tag

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Rat DCN cDNA Clone Product Information
NCBI RefSeq:Z12298.1
RefSeq ORF Size:1065bp
cDNA Description:Full length Clone DNA of Rattus norvegicus decorin with N terminal His tag.
Gene Synonym:Dcn
Species:Rat
Vector:pCMV3-SP-N-His
Plasmid:
Restriction Site:
Tag Sequence:His Tag Sequence: CACCATCACCACCATCATCACCACCATCAC
Sequence Description:
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.
His Tag Info

A polyhistidine-tag is an amino acid motif in proteins that consists of at least five histidine (His) residues, often at the N- or C-terminus of the protein.

Polyhistidine-tags are often used for affinity purification of polyhistidine-tagged recombinant proteins expressed in Escherichia coli and other prokaryotic expression systems.

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Background

Decorin is a ubiquitous small cellular or pericellular matrix proteoglycan and is closely related in structure to biglycan protein. It belongs to the small leucine-rich proteoglycan (SLRP) family and consists of a core protein and a covalently linked glycosaminoglycan chain which is either chondroitin sulfate (CS) or dermatan sulfate (DS). As a component of connective tissue, decorin interacts with several extracellular matrix components, such as type I collagen and fibronectin, and plays a role in matrix assembly. Decorin resides in the tumor microenvironment and affects the biology of various types of cancer by downregulating the activity of several receptors involved in cell growth and survival. Decorin binds to and modulates the signaling of the epidermal growth factor receptor and other members of the ErbB family of receptor tyrosine kinases. It exerts its antitumor activity by a dual mechanism: via inhibition of these key receptors through their physical downregulation coupled with attenuation of their signaling, and by binding to and sequestering TGFbeta. Decorin also modulates the insulin-like growth factor receptor and the low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1, which indirectly affects the TGFbeta receptor pathway. Decorin plays significant roles in tissue development and assembly, as well as playing both direct and indirect signaling roles.

References
  • Mogyorsi A, et al. (1999) What is the role of decorin in diabetic kidney disease? Nephrol Dial Transplant. 14(5): 1078-81.
  • Reed CC, et al. (2002) The role of decorin in collagen fibrillogenesis and skin homeostasis. Glycoconj J. 19(4-5): 249-55.
  • Goldoni S, et al. (2008) Tumor microenvironment: Modulation by decorin and related molecules harboring leucine-rich tandem motifs. Int J Cancer. 123(11): 2473-9.
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