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Human IDO2 ORF mammalian expression plasmid (Codon Optimized), C-Myc tag

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Human IDO2 cDNA Clone Product Information
NCBI RefSeq:
RefSeq ORF Size:1224bp
cDNA Description:Full length Clone DNA of Homo sapiens indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 2 with C terminal Myc tag.
Gene Synonym:INDOL1, IDO2
Restriction Site:KpnI + XbaI (6kb + 1.27kb)
Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence.
Promoter:Enhanced CMV mammalian cell promoter
Application:Stable or Transient mammalian expression
Antibiotic in E.coli:Kanamycin
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.
Human IDO2 Gene Plasmid Map
Human IDO2 ORF mammalian expression plasmid (Codon Optimized), C-Myc tag
Myc Tag Info

A myc tag is a polypeptide protein tag derived from the c-myc gene product that can be added to a protein using recombinant DNA technology. It can be used for affinity chromatography, then used to separate recombinant, overexpressed protein from wild type protein expressed by the host organism. It can also be used in the isolation of protein complexes with multiple subunits.

A myc tag can be used in many different assays that require recognition by an antibody. If there is no antibody against the studied protein, adding a myc-tag allows one to follow the protein with an antibody against the Myc epitope. Examples are cellular localization studies by immunofluorescence or detection by Western blotting.

The peptide sequence of the myc-tag is: N-EQKLISEEDL-C (1202 Da). It can be fused to the C-terminus and the N-terminus of a protein. It is advisable not to fuse the tag directly behind the signal peptide of a secretory protein, since it can interfere with translocation into the secretory pathway.

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IDO2 belongs to the indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase family. Indoleamine 2,3-dioxgyenase (IDO), is a cytosolic haem protein which, together with the hepatic enzyme tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase, catalyzes the conversion of tryptophan and other indole derivatives to kynurenines. In addition to classic IDO (IDO1), a new variant, IDO2, has recently been described. IDO2 is expressed in liver, small intestine, spleen, placenta, thymus, lung, brain, kidney, and colon. IDO is widely distributed in human tissues, its physiological role is not fully understood but is of great interest. IDO can be up-regulated via cytokines such as interferon-gamma, and can thereby modulate the levels of tryptophan, which is vital for cell growth. In humans and mice, the IDO1 and IDO2 genes are present tandemly in a tail-to-head arrangment on chromosome 8. In lower vertebrates such as zebrafish and toads only a single IDO gene may be present that may be more IDO2-like in structure. This closer relationship to IDO2 suggests that IDO2 may actually be the ancestor of the better characterized IDO1 gene, and that IDO1 might have been generated by gene duplication of IDO2 before the origin of tetrapods in mammalian evolutionary history. IDO2 catalyzes the first and rate-limiting step in the kynurenine pathway of tryptophan catabolism.

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  • Witkiewicz AK, et al. (2009) Genotyping and expression analysis of IDO2 in human pancreatic cancer: a novel, active target. J Am Coll Surg. 208 (5): 781-7.
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