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Human Follistatin / FST (FS288) Protein (His Tag)

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Human Follistatin/FST Protein Product Information
Protein Construction:A DNA sequence encoding the human FST isoform FST288 (P19883-2) (Met 1-Asn 317) 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 Follistatin/FST Protein QC Testing
Purity:> 90 % as determined by SDS-PAGE
Bio-Activity:Measured by its ability to neutralize Activin-mediated inhibition on MPC11 cell proliferation.
The ED50 for this effect is typically 0.2-1 μg/mL in the presence of 10 ng/ml Recombinant Human Activin A.
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:Gly 30
Molecule Mass:The secreted recombinant human FST (FS288) consists of 299 amino acids and has a predicted molecular mass of 33 kDa. As a result of glycosylation, rhFST (FS288) migrates as an approximately 45 kDa band in SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions.
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.
Human Follistatin/FST 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 Follistatin/FST Protein SDS-PAGE
Human Follistatin / FST (FS288) Protein (His Tag) SDS-PAGE
Human Follistatin / FST (FS288) Protein (His Tag) SDS-PAGE
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Follistatin Background

Follistatin is a single-chain gonadal protein that specifically inhibits follicle-stimulating hormone release. The single FST gene encodes two isoforms, FST317 and FST344 containing 317 and 344 amino acids respectively, resulting from alternative splicing of the precursor mRNA. In a study in which 37 candidate genes were tested for linkage and association with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or hyperandrogenemia in 150 families, evidence was found for linkage between PCOS and follistatin. follistatin are expressed and subserve local regulatory roles in numerous extragonadal tissues, including brain, adrenal, bone marrow, and placenta but perhaps most notably in anterior pituitary-the classical target tissue for inhibin, the activin-follistatin system may play a key role in early embryogenesis. Follistatin binds directly to activin and functions as an activin antagonist. Specific inhibitor of the biosynthesis and secretion of pituitary follicle stimulating hormone follistatin is a binding protein to activin. Since activin binds to follistatin, it is imperative to determine the nature of the activin/follistatin binding complex.

Human Follistatin References
  • Carroll RS, et al. (1989) Inhibin, activin, and follistatin: regulation of follicle-stimulating hormone messenger ribonucleic acid levels. Mol Endocrinol. 3(12): 1969-76.
  • Fainsod A, et al. (1997) The dorsalizing and neural inducing gene follistatin is an antagonist of BMP-4. Mech Dev. 63(1): 39-50.
  • Kaiser UB, et al. (1992) Follistatin gene expression in the pituitary: localization in gonadotropes and folliculostellate cells in diestrous rats. Endocrinology. 130(5): 3048-56.
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