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Rat MFGE8 natural ORF mammalian expression plasmid

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Rat MFGE8 cDNA Clone Product Information
Gene_bank_ref_id:NM_012811.3
RefSeq ORF Size:1284bp
cDNA Description:Full length Clone DNA of Rattus norvegicus milk fat globule-EGF factor 8 protein.
Gene Synonym:AGS, MFGME8, OAcGD3S, MFGMP-E8
Species:Rat
Vector:pCMV3-untagged
Plasmid:
Restriction Site:
Tag Sequence:
Sequence Description:
Sequencing primers:T7(TAATACGACTCACTATAGGG) BGH(TAGAAGGCACAGTCGAGG)
Promoter:Enhanced CMV mammalian cell promoter
Application:Stable or Transient mammalian expression
Antibiotic in E.coli:Ampicilin
Antibiotic in mammalian cell:Hygromycin
Shipping_carrier:Each tube contains lyophilized plasmid.
Storage:The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at room temperature for three months.
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Background

MFG-E8, also known as lactadherin and MFGE8, contains 1 EGF-like domain and 2 F5/8 type C domains. It also contains a phosphatidylserine (PS) binding domain, as well as an Arginine-Glycine-Aspartic acid motif, which enables the binding to integrins. It binds PS, which is exposed on the surface of apoptotic cells. MFG-E8 is expressed in mammary epithelial cell surfaces and aortic media. Overexpression of MFG-E8 can be found in several carcinomas. MFG-E8 has an opsonization of the apoptotic cells and binding to integrins on the surface of phagocytic cells. It also mediates the engulfment of the dead cell. MFG-E8 plays an important role in the maintenance of intestinal epithelial homeostasis and the promotion of mucosal healing. It promotes VEGF-dependent neovascularization and contributes to phagocytic removal of apoptotic cells in many tissues. It also binds to phosphatidylserine-enriched cell surfaces in a receptor-independent manner.

References
  • Oshima K, et al. (2002) Secretion of a peripheral membrane protein, MFG-E8, as a complex with membrane vesicles. Eur J Biochem. 269(4):1209-18.
  • Hanayama R, et al. (2002) Identification of a factor that links apoptotic cells to phagocytes. Nature. 417 (6885):182-7.
  • Strausberg RL, et al. (2003) Generation and initial analysis of more than 15,000 full-length human and mouse cDNA sequences. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 99(26):16899-903.
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