alpha-2-macroglobulin cDNA ORF Clone in Cloning Vector, Human General Information
Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence except for the point mutation 4422 T/C
not causing the amino acid variation.
Full length Clone DNA of Human alpha-2-macroglobulin.
M13-47 and RV-M
The plasmid is confirmed by full-length sequencing.
Antibiotic in E.coli
Storage & Shipping
Each tube contains lyophilized plasmid.
The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at ambient temperature for three months.
**Sino Biological guarantees 100% sequence accuracy of all synthetic DNA constructs we deliver, but we do not guarantee protein expression in your experimental system. Protein expression is influenced by many factors that may vary between experiments or laboratories.**
alpha-2-macroglobulin cDNA ORF Clone in Cloning Vector, Human Alternative Names
A2MD cDNA ORF Clone, Human;CPAMD5 cDNA ORF Clone, Human;FWP007 cDNA ORF Clone, Human;S863-7 cDNA ORF Clone, Human
alpha-2-macroglobulin Background Information
alpha-2-macroglobulin, also known as α2-macroglobulin (α2M and A2M), is an abundant protein of the plasma of vertebrates and members of several invertebrate phyla and functions as a broad-spectrum protease-binding protein. alpha-2-macroglobulin is produced by the liver, and is a major component of the alpha-2 band in protein electrophoresis. alpha-2-macroglobulin is a large plasma glycoprotein that has long been known as an irreversible inhibitor of a variety of proteinases. More recently, it has been reported that numerous growth factors, cytokines and hormones bind to alpha 2M through diverse mechanisms. A2M is also produced in the brain where it binds multiple extracellular ligands and is internalized by neurons and astrocytes. In the brain of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients, A2M has been localized to diffuse amyloid plaques. A2M also binds soluble beta-amyloid, of which it mediates degradation. Protease-conjugated alpha2-macroglobulin is selectively bound by cells contacting the body fluids and alpha2-macroglobulin and its protease cargo are then internalized and degraded in secondary lysosomes of those cells. In addition to this function as an agent for protease clearance, alpha2-macroglobulin binds a variety of other ligands, including several peptide growth factors and modulates the activity of a lectin-dependent cytolytic pathway in arthropods.
Kovacs DM. (2000) alpha2-macroglobulin in late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Exp Gerontol. 35(4): 473-9.Armstrong PB, et al. (1999) Alpha2-macroglobulin: an evolutionarily conserved arm of the innate immune system. Dev Comp Immunol. 23(4-5): 375-90.Feige JJ, et al. (1996) Alpha 2-macroglobulin: a binding protein for transforming growth factor-beta and various cytokines. Horm Res. 45(3-5): 227-32.