Adiponectin, also referred to as Acrp30, AdipoQ and GBP-28, is a recently discovered 244 amino acid protein, the product of the apM1 gene, which is physiologically active and specifically and highly expressed in adipose cells (adipokine). The protein belongs to the soluble defence collagen superfamily; it has a collagen-like domain structurally homologous with collagen VIII and X and complement factor C1q-like globular domain. Adiponectin forms homotrimers, which are the building blocks for higher order complexes found circulating in serum.
|Molecular Mass||30 kDa|
|Specific Activity||see below|
|Formulation||White, lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder. Sterile-filtered and lyophilized from a 0.50 mg/ml protein solution in TBS buffer.|
|Reconstitution||Please Note: Always centrifuge product briefly before opening vial. For reconstitution, add 0.20 ml of deionized water and let the lyophilized pellet dissolve completely. This solution can then be stored at -20°C for future use.|
|Purity||Greater than 98% (determined by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analysis).|
|Stability & Storage||The lyophilized protein, though stable at room temperature for up to 3 weeks, is best stored desiccated at -20°C. Reconstituted rMu Acrp30-HEK should be used immediately or stored long-term in undiluted working aliquots at -20°C. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.|