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Human GFRA2 / GFRα2 / GDNFRB Protein (His Tag)

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Human GFRA2 Protein Product Information
Protein Construction:A DNA sequence encoding the human GFRα2 (NP_001486.4) without the propeptide (Met 1-Ser 441) was fused with a polyhistidine tag at the C-terminus.
Expressed Host:Human Cells
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.
Human GFRA2 Protein QC Testing
Purity:> 98 % as determined by SDS-PAGE
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:Ser 22
Molecule Mass:The recombinant human GFRα2 consists of 431 amino acids after removal of the signal peptide and predicts a molecular mass of 48.2 kDa. As a result of glycosylation, the apparent molecular mass of rhGFRα2 is approximately 60-70 kDa in SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions.
Formulation:Lyophilized from sterile PBS, pH 7.5
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.
Human GFRA2 Protein 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.
Human GFRA2 Protein SDS-PAGE
Human GFRA2 / GFRα2 / GDNFRB Protein (His Tag) SDS-PAGE
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GFRA2 Background

GFRA2 is a member of the GDNF receptor family. It is a glycosylphosphatidylinositol(GPI)-linked cell surface receptor for both GDNF and NTN, and mediates activation of the RET tyrosine kinase receptor. GFRA2 is a potent survival factor for central and peripheral neurons, and is essential for the development of kidneys and the enteric nervous system. Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) and neurturin (NTN) are its binding ligand which are two structurally related, potent neurotrophic factors that play key roles in the control of neuron survival and differentiation. GDNF promotes the formation of a physical complex between GFRA/GDNFRa and the orphan tyrosin kinase receptor Ret, thereby inducing its tyrosine phosphorylation. The RET is a receptor tyrosine kinase representing the signal-transducing molecule of a multisubunit surface receptor complex for the GDNF, in which GFRA/GDNFRa acts as the ligand-binding component. Experiments have improved that GFRA2 genetic variants and age may play a role in Tardive dyskinesia (TD) susceptibility, but further work is required to confirm these findings.

Human GFRA2 References
  • Jing S, et al. (1997) GFRalpha-2 and GFRalpha-3 are two new receptors for ligands of the GDNF family. J Biol Chem. 272(52): 33111-7.
  • Souza RP, et al. (2010) Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor receptor alpha 2 (GFRA2) gene is associated with tardive dyskinesia. Psychopharmacology. 210(3): 347-54.
  • Vanhorne JB, et al. (2001) Cloning and characterization of the human GFRA2 locus and investigation of the gene in Hirschsprung disease. Hum Genet. 108(5): 409-15.
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