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Human CD48 / SLAMF2 / BCM1 Protein (Fc Tag)

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CD48Protein Product Information
Synonym:CD48, BCM1, BLAST1
Protein Construction:A DNA sequence encoding the human CD48 (NP_001769.2) (Met1-Ser220) was expressed with the Fc region of human IgG1 at the C-terminus.
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.
CD48Protein QC Testing
Purity:> 90 % as determined by SDS-PAGE
Bio-Activity:1. Measured by its binding ability in a functional ELISA.
2. Immobilized human 2B4-His (Cat:10042-H08H), at 10 μg/mL (100 μL/well) can bind human CD48-Fc.
The EC50 of human CD48-Fc is 0.03-0.06μg/mL.
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:Gln 27
Molecule Mass:The recombinant human CD48/Fc comprises 432 amino acids and has a predicted molecular mass of 49.1 kDa. The apparent molecular mass of the protein is approximately 64.5 kDa 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.
CD48Protein 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.

Cluster of Differentiation 48 (CD48), also known as SLAMF2, BCM-1 and BLAST-1, is a GPI-linked protein belonging to the CD2 subfamily of immunoglobulin superfamily molecules. CD2 and 2B4 (CD244) are known ligands for CD48. CD48 protein is expressed on most lineage-committed hematopoietic cells but not on hematopoietic stem cells or multipotent hematopoietic progenitors. CD48 protein performs biological functions in a variety processes including adhesion, pathogen recognition, cellular activation, and cytokine regulation, and emerges as a critical effector molecule in immune responses.

  • Messmer B, et al. (2006) CD48 stimulation by 2B4 (CD244)-expressing targets activates human NK cells. J Immunol. 176(8): 4646-50
  • Milstein O, et al. (2008) Nanoscale increases in CD2-CD48-mediated intermembrane spacing decrease adhesion and reorganize the immunological synapse. J Biol Chem. 283(49): 34414-22.
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