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Human C2 / Complement Component 2 Protein (His Tag)

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C2Protein Product Information
Synonym:C2, CO2, DKFZp779M0311
Protein Construction:A DNA sequence encoding the human complement component 2 (C2) precursor (NP_000054.2) (Met 1-Leu 752) was expressed with a C-terminal polyhistidine tag.
Expressed Host:Human Cells
Form & Shipping:In general, recombinant proteins are provided as lyophilized powder which are shipped at ambient temperature.
Bulk packages of recombinant proteins are provided as frozen liquid. They are shipped out with blue ice unless customers require otherwise.
C2Protein QC Testing
Purity:> 97 % as determined by SDS-PAGE and SEC-HPLC Analysis.
Bio-Activity:Measured by its ability to cleave a colorimetric peptide substrate, N-carbobenzyloxy-Gly-Arg-ThioBenzyl ester (Z-GR-SBzl), in the presence of 5,5’Dithiobis (2-nitrobenzoic acid) (DTNB). The specific activity is >100 pmoles/min/μg.
Endotoxin:< 1.0 EU per μg of the protein as determined by the LAL method
Stability:Samples are stable for up to twelve months from date of receipt at -70℃
Predicted N Terminal:Ala 21
Molecule Mass:The single-chain form of recombinant human complement component C2 comprises 743 amino acids and has a calculated molecular mass of 82.5 kDa. In SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions, the apparent molecular mass of rhC2 is 90-100 kDa as a result of glycosylation.
Formulation:Lyophilized from sterile PBS, pH 7.4
1. Normally 5 % - 8 % trehalose and mannitol are added as protectants before lyophilization. Specific concentrations are included in the hardcopy of COA.
2. Please contact us for any concerns or special requirements.
C2Protein Usage Guide
Storage:Store it under sterile conditions at -20℃ to -80℃. It is recommended that the protein be aliquoted for optimal storage. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
Reconstitution:A hardcopy of COA with reconstitution instruction is sent along with the products. Please refer to it for detailed information.

Complement component C2 is part of the classical complement pathway which plays a major role in innate immunity against infection. C2 is a glycoprotein synthesized in liver hepatocytes and several other cell types in extrahepatic tissues. This pathway is triggered by a multimolecular complex C1, and subsequently the single-chain form of C2 is cleaved into two chains referred to C2a and C2b by activated C1. The second component of complement (C2) is a multi-domain serine protease that provides catalytic activity for the C3 and C5 convertases of the classical and lectin pathways of human complement. C4b and C2 was investigated by surface plasmon resonance. C2a containing a serine protease domain combines with complement component C4b to form the C3 convertase C4b2a which is responsible for C3 activation, and leads to the stimulation of adaptive immune responses via Lectin pathway. C2 bound to C4b is cleaved by classical (C1s) or lectin (MASP2) proteases to produce C4bC2a. C2 has the same serine protease domain as C4bC2a but in an inactive zymogen-like conformation, requiring cofactor-induced conformational change for activity. Deficiency of C2 (C2D) is the most common genetic deficiency of the complement system, and two types of C2D have been recognized in the context of specific MHC haplotypes. C2D in human is reported to increase susceptibility to infection, and is associated with certain autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatological disorders.

  • Laich A, et al. (2002) Complement C4bC2 complex formation: an investigation by surface plasmon resonance. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1544(1-2): 96-112.
  • Halili MA, et al. (2009) Complement component C2, inhibiting a latent serine protease in the classical pathway of complement activation. Biochemistry. 48(35): 8466-72.
  • Krishnan V, et al. (2009) The structure of C2b, a fragment of complement component C2 produced during C3 convertase formation. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 65(Pt 3): 266-74.
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