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Human DSC2 / Desmocollin-2 Protein (His Tag)

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DSC2Protein Product Information
Synonym:ARVD11, CDHF2, DG2, DGII/III, DKFZp686I11137, DSC3
Protein Construction:A DNA sequence encoding the extracellular domain (Met 1-Arg 684) of human DSC2 (Q02487-1) 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.
DSC2Protein QC Testing
Purity:> 75 % 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:Ala 28 & Arg 136
Molecule Mass:The secreted recombinant human DSC2 (pro form) consists of 668 amino acids and predicts a molecular mass of 75 kDa. As a result of glycosylation, the apparent molecular mass of rhDSC2 is approximately 85 and 100 kDa in SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions, corresponding to the mature and pro form respectively.
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.
DSC2Protein 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.

DSC2 is a calcium-dependent glycoprotein that is a member of the desmocollin subfamily of the cadherin superfamily. Like other desmocollins, murine DSC2 has two products, Dsc2a and Dsc2b, produced by alternative splicing of a 46 bp exon which encodes 11 COOH-terminal aa followed by an in-frame stop codon. These desmosomal family members, along with the desmogleins, are found primarily in epithelial cells where they constitute the adhesive proteins of the desmosome cell-cell junction and are required for cell adhesion and desmosome formation. The desmosomal family members are arranged in two clusters on chromosome 18, occupying less than 650 kb combined. Mutations in DSC2 are associated with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia-11. DSC2 is Involved in the interaction of plaque proteins and intermediate filaments mediating cell-cell adhesion. DSC2 may contribute to epidermal cell positioning by mediating differential adhesiveness between cells that express different isoforms.

  • Nuber UA, et al. (1995) The widespread human desmocollin Dsc2 and tissue-specific patterns of synthesis of various desmocollin subtypes. Eur J Cell Biol. 66 (1): 69-74.
  • Marsden MD, et al. (1997) Cloning and transcriptional analysis of the promoter of the human type 2 desmocollin gene (DSC2). Gene. 186 (2): 237-47.
  • Greenwood MD, et al. (1997) Exon-intron organization of the human type 2 desmocollin gene (DSC2): desmocollin gene structure is closer to "classical" cadherins than to desmogleins. Genomics. 44 (3): 330-5.
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