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Rat CLEC4F Gene cDNA clone plasmid

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Rat CLEC4F cDNA Clone Product Information
RefSeq ORF Size:1653bp
cDNA Description:Full length Clone DNA of Rattus norvegicus C-type lectin domain family 4, member F.
Gene Synonym:Kclr, Clecsf13, MGC112607, Clec4f
Vector:pGEM-T Vector
Restriction Site:
Tag Sequence:
Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence except for the point mutation 1013 G/C and 1019 T/A resulting in the amino acid arg substitution by thr, leu substitution by gln.
Sequencing primers:SP6 and T7 or M13-47 and RV-M
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.

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CLEC4F, a member of C-type lectins, was firstly purified from rat liver extract with high binding affinity to fucose, galactose and N-acetylgalactosamine, and un-sialylated glucosphingolipids with GalNAc or Gal terminus. However, the biological functions of CLEC4F have not been elucidated. Histochemical staining showed that mouse CLEC4F(mCLEC4F) is only expressed on F4/80+ cells localized in liver, and is undetectable in bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes, or other tissues in adult mice. However, mCLEC4F is detected in the liver of embryonic day 11.5 (E11.5), which is 1.5 day earlier than the formation of liver (E10) and is 3.5 day earlier than the formation of bone marrow (E15-16). Moreover, recombinant mCLEC4F.Fc binds to alpha-galactoceramide in a Ca++-dependent manner, and both galactose and ceramide can partially inhibit CLEC4F.Fc binding to alpha-galactoceramide. Interestingly, mCLEC4F-deficient (mCEC4F k/o) mice produced far less cytokines than wild type littermates after intravenous injection ofalpha-galactoceramide. This suggests that mCLEC4F is not only a specific marker for Kupffer cells, but is also critical for the presentation of glycolipid antigen to NKT cells.

  • Shie-Liang Edmond Hsieh, et al. (2009) CLEC4F, A Kupffer Cells Specific Marker, Is Critical for Presentation of Alfa-Galactoceromide to NKT Cells. The Journal of Immunology. 182:78.
  • Ota T, et al. (2004) Complete sequencing and characterization of 21,243 full-length human cDNAs. Nat Genet. 2004 Jan;36(1):40-5.
  • Bonaldo MF, et al. (1996) Normalization and subtraction: two approaches to facilitate gene discovery. Genome Res. 1996 Sep;6(9):791-806.
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