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Mouse CLEC7A ORF mammalian expression plasmid, N-Flag tag

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Mouse CLEC7A cDNA Clone Product Information
Gene_bank_ref_id:NM_020008.2
RefSeq ORF Size:735bp
cDNA Description:Full length Clone DNA of Mus musculus C-type lectin domain family 7, member a with N terminal Flag tag.
Gene Synonym:BGR, beta-GR, Clecsf12, Clec7a
Species:Mouse
Vector:pCMV3-N-FLAG
Plasmid:pCMV3-Flag-mCLEC7A
Restriction Site:KpnI + XbaI (6kb + 0.79kb)
Tag Sequence:FLAG Tag Sequence: GATTACAAGGATGACGACGATAAG
Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence.
Sequencing primers:T7(TAATACGACTCACTATAGGG) BGH(TAGAAGGCACAGTCGAGG)
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.
FLAG Tag Info

FLAG-tag, or FLAG octapeptide, is a polypeptide protein tag 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 FLAG-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 FLAG-tag to this protein allows one to follow the protein with an antibody against the FLAG sequence. Examples are cellular localization studies by immunofluorescence or detection by SDS PAGE protein electrophoresis.

The peptide sequence of the FLAG-tag from the N-terminus to the C-terminus is: DYKDDDDK (1012 Da). It can be used in conjunction with other affinity tags, for example a polyhistidine tag (His-tag), HA-tag or Myc-tag. It can be fused to the C-terminus or the N-terminus of a protein. Some commercially available antibodies (e.g., M1/4E11) recognize the epitope only when it is present at the N-terminus. However, other available antibodies (e.g., M2) are position-insensitive.

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Background

Dectin-1 was recently identified as the most important receptor for beta-glucan. It is a type II transmembrane protein which binds beta-1,3 and beta-1,6 glucans, and is expressed on most cells of the innate immune system and has been implicated in phagocytosis as well as killing of fungi by macrophages, neutrophils and dendritic cells. Recognition of beta-glucan by dectin-1 triggers effective immune response, including phagocytosis and proinflammatory factor production, to eliminate infecting fungi, which especially benefits immunocompromised patients against opportunistic fungal infection. In addition, dectin-1 is involved in the adaptive immune response as well as autoimmune diseases and immune tolerance. Dectin-1 can recognize and respond to live fungal pathogens and is being increasingly appreciated as having a key role in the innate responses to these pathogens. In addition to its exogenous ligands, Dectin-1 can recognize an unidentified endogenous ligand on T cells and may act as a co-stimulatory molecule. Recent studies have highlighted the importance of Dectin-1 in anti-fungal immunity, in both mice and humans, and have suggested a possible involvement of this receptor in the control of mycobacterial infections.

References
  • Herre J, et al. (2004) The role of Dectin-1 in antifungal immunity. Crit Rev Immunol. 24(3): 193-203.
  • Brown GD. (2006) Dectin-1: a signalling non-TLR pattern-recognition receptor. 6(1): 33-43.
  • Sun L, et al. (2007) The biological role of dectin-1 in immune response. Int Rev Immunol. 26(5-6): 349-64.
  • Schorey JS, et al. (2008) The pattern recognition receptor Dectin-1: from fungi to mycobacteria. Curr Drug Targets. 9(2): 123-9.
  • Reid DM, et al. (2009) Pattern recognition: recent insights from Dectin-1. Curr Opin Immunol. 21(1): 30-7.
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