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Mouse PDGFD Gene cDNA clone plasmid

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Mouse PDGF-D cDNA Clone Product Information
RefSeq ORF Size:1113bp
cDNA Description:Full length Clone DNA of Mus musculus platelet-derived growth factor, D polypeptide.
Gene Synonym:1110003I09Rik, Pdgfd
Vector:pGEM-T Vector
Restriction Site:
Tag Sequence:
Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence.
Sequencing primers:
Antibiotic in E.coli:
Antibiotic in mammalian cell:
Shipping_carrier:Each tube contains lyophilized plasmid.
Storage:The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at room temperature for three months.
pGEM-T Vector Information

The pGEM-T is 3kb in length, and contains the amplicin resistance gene, conferring selection of the plasmid in E. coli, and the ori site which is the bacterial origin of replication. The plasmid has multiple cloning sites as shown below. The coding sequence was inserted by TA cloning. Many E. coli strains are suitable for the propagation of this vector including JM109, DH5α and TOP10.

pGEM-T Simple Usage Suggestion:

The coding sequence can be easily obtained by digesting the vector with proper restriction enzyme(s). The coding sequence can also be amplified by PCR with M13 primers, or primer pair SP6 and T7.

Vector Sequence Download

Platelet-derived growth factor D (PDGF-D), also known as Iris-expressed growth factor, is a member of the PDGF/vascular endothelial growth factor family. The four members of this family are mitogenic factors for cells of mesenchymal origin and are characterized by a core motif of eight cysteines, seven of which are found in this factor. PDGF-D/PDGFD only forms homodimers and, therefore, does not dimerize with the other three family members. It differs from alpha and beta members of this family in having an unusual N-terminal domain, the CUB domain. The expression of PDGF-D/PDGFD in the eye is tissue-specific. In the anterior segment, it is localized to iris and ciliary body, whereas in the retina, PDGF-D/PDGFD is restricted to the outer plexiform layer. PDGF-D/PDGFD is present in aqueous humor but is not detectable in mature lens or in mouse lens-derived alphaTN4-1 cells. PDGF-D/PDGFD is highly expressed in human breast cancer and facilitates tumor growth and lymph node metastasis, making it a potential target in breast cancer. PDGF-D/PDGFD increases drug delivery and hence improves the efficacy of chemotherapy through vessel normalization. Intervention in the PDGF-D pathway in the eye, perhaps by antibody or blocking peptide, could be useful in the treatment of certain cataracts, including post-operative secondary cataract.

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  • Uutela M, et al. (2004) PDGF-D induces macrophage recruitment, increased interstitial pressure, and blood vessel maturation during angiogenesis. Blood. 104 (10): 3198-204.
  • Taneda S, et al. (2004) Obstructive uropathy in mice and humans: potential role for PDGF-D in the progression of tubulointerstitial injury. J Am Soc Nephrol. 14 (10): 2544-55.
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