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Rat SFTPD Gene cDNA Clone (full-length ORF Clone)

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SFTPDcDNA Clone Product Information
Gene Bank Ref.ID:NM_012878.2
cDNA Size:1125
cDNA Description:ORF Clone of Rattus norvegicus surfactant protein D DNA.
Gene Synonym:SPD, SP-D, Sftpd
Species:Rat
Vector:pGEM-T Vector
Restriction Site:
Tag Sequence:
Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence except for the point mutation 723 G/A not causing the amino acid variation.
Shipping Carrier:Each tube contains approximately 10 μg of lyophilized plasmid.
Storage:The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at ambient temperature for three months.
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

Surfactant pulmonary-associated protein D, also known as SFTPD and SP-D, is a member of the collectin family of C-type lectins that is synthesized in many tissues including respiratory epithelial cells in the lung, and contains one C-type lectin domain and one collagen-like domain. The polymorphic variation in the N-terminal domain of the SP-D molecule influences oligomerization, function, and the concentration of the molecule in serum. SFTPD is produced primarily by alveolar type II cells and nonciliated bronchiolar cells in the lung and is constitutively secreted into the alveoli where it influences surfactant homeostasis, effector cell functions, and host defense. It is upregulated in a variety of inflammatory and infectious conditions including Pneumocystis pneumonia, asthma, and bleomycin injury. SFTPD is humoral molecules of the innate immune system, and is considered a functional candidate in chronic periodontitis. Besides it is involved in the development of acute and chronic inflammation of the lung. Several human lung diseases are characterized by decreased levels of bronchoalveolar SFTPD. Thus, recombinant SFTPD has been proposed as a therapeutical option for cystic fibrosis, neonatal lung disease and smoking-induced emphysema. Furthermore, SFTPD serum levels can be used as disease activity markers for interstitial lung diseases.

References
  • Leth-Larsen R, et al. (2005) A common polymorphism in the SFTPD gene influences assembly, function, and concentration of surfactant protein D. J Immunol. 174(3): 1532-8.
  • Moran AP, et al. (2005) Role of surfactant protein D (SP-D) in innate immunity in the gastric mucosa: evidence of interaction with Helicobacter pylori lipopolysaccharide. J Endotoxin Res. 11(6): 357-62.
  • Hartl D, et al. (2006) Surfactant protein D in human lung diseases. Eur J Clin Invest. 36(6): 423-35.
  • Krueger M, et al. (2006) Amino acid variants in Surfactant protein D are not associated with bronchial asthma. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 17(1): 77-81.
  • Glas J, et al. (2008) Increased plasma concentration of surfactant protein D in chronic periodontitis independent of SFTPD genotype: potential role as a biomarker. Tissue Antigens. 72(1): 21-8.
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