Recombinant Rat Resistin (carrier-free)

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Adipose tissue-specific secretory factor (ADSF), C/EBP-epsilon-regulated myeloid-specific secreted cysteine-rich protein, Cysteine-rich secreted protein A12-alpha-like 2, RSTN, XCP1, FIZZ3, RETN1, RSTN
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Rat Resistin induces the expression of IL-6 in mouse 3T3-L1 cells. The ED50 for this effect is 0.3 - 1.5 µg/mL.
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    Rat Resistin induces the expression of IL-6 in mouse 3T3-L1 cells. The ED50 for this effect is 0.3 - 1.5 µg/mL.
  • Rat_Resistin_CF_RECOM_2_022519
    Stability Testing for Recombinant Rat Resistin. Recombinant Rat Resistin was aliquoted in in PBS at 0.2 mg/mL. One aliquot was frozen and thawed four times (4x Freeze/Thaws) and compared to the control that was kept at 4°C (control). The samples were tested for their ability to induce the expression of IL-6 in mouse 3T3-L1 cells. The ED50 for this effect is 0.3 – 1.5 µg/mL.
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Resistin, originally found in the inflammatory zone in humans, is a cysteine-rich secreted peptide hormone. It belongs to a member of the resistin-like molecule family. In rodents, resistin exists in two distinct states in circulating serum, noncovalent coiled-coil trimers and disulfide bond-linked tail-to-tail hexamers. Rodent resistin is mainly secreted by mature adipocytes, and it has been linked to the pathogenesis of obesity-mediated insulin resistance and of type 2 diabetes. Resistin-deficient mice exhibit low glucose level and reduced hepatic glucose production after fasting, suggesting a role of resistin in the maintenance of blood glucose during fasting. Administration of recombinant resistin to normal mice leads to impairment of glucose tolerance and insulin action. Rodent resistin inhibits adipocyte differentiation, as a feedback regulator of adipogenesis. In addition, resistin stimulates pro-inflammatory cytokines TNF-α and IL-6 via NF-κB activation in rat pancreatic acinar cells. In humans, resistin is primarily expressed and secreted from peripheral blood mononuclear cells, bone marrow cells and macrophages. Resistin serum levels are associated with insulin resistance, disease severity, clinical complications, and prognosis in patients with chronic liver disease. Human resistin directly aggravates atherosclerosis by stimulating monocytes to induce vascular inflammation. Human resistin stimulates the pro-inflammatory cytokines TNF-α/IL-12 in macrophages and TNF-α/IL-6 in adipocytes via NF-κB-dependent pathway. TNF-α induces upregulation of resistin in human macrophages. Resistin promotes neutrophil pro-inflammatory activation, neutrophil extracellular trap formation, and increases the severity of acute lung injury in humanized resistin mice (hRTN+/−/−) (mice that express human resistin but lack murine resistin). Resistin is increased in the circulation of patients with acute respiratory distress syndromes and sepsis.

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Product Details

Rat Resistin, amino acid (Pro21-Ser114) (Accession: # Q8K4J7), with a N-terminal Met, was expressed in E. coli.
Molecular Mass
The 95 amino acid recombinant protein has a predicted molecular mass of approximately 10.14 kD. The DTT-reduced and non-reduced protein migrates approximately between 10-23 kD by SDS-PAGE. The predicted N-terminal amino acid is Met.
>95%, as determined by Coomassie stained SDS-PAGE.
0.22 µm filtered protein solution is in PBS.
Endotoxin Level
Less than 0.1 EU per µg protein as determined by the LAL method.
10 and 25 µg sizes are bottled at 200 µg/mL. 100 µg and larger sizes are lot-specific and bottled at the concentration indicated on the vial. To obtain lot-specific concentration, please enter the lot number in our Concentration and Expiration Lookup or Certificate of Analysis online tools.
Storage & Handling
Unopened vial can be stored between 2°C and 8°C for up to 2 weeks, at -20°C for up to six months, or at -70°C or colder until the expiration date. For maximum results, quick spin vial prior to opening. The protein can be aliquoted and stored at -20°C or colder. Stock solutions can also be prepared at 50 - 100 µg/mL in appropriate sterile buffer, carrier protein such as 0.2 - 1% BSA or HSA can be added when preparing the stock solution. Aliquots can be stored between 2°C and 8°C for up to one week and stored at -20°C or colder for up to 3 months. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Rat Resistin induces the expression of IL-6 in mouse 3T3-L1 cells. The ED50 for this effect is 0.3 - 1.5 µg/mL.


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Antigen Details

Monomer and disulfide bond-linked homodimer

Predominantly expressed in rodent adipocytes, detectable level in stomach, intestines, adrenal gland, and skeletal muscle.

Rodent resistin antagonizes insulin action, and it has been linked to the pathogenesis of obesity-mediated insulin resistance and of type 2 diabetes. Resistin inhibits adipoctye differentiation.
Rodent adipocytes, skeletal muscle, cardiomyocytes.
Rat Resistin induces the expression of IL-6 in 3T3-L1 cells. The ED50 for this effect is 0.3 - 1.5 µg/mL.
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Molecular Family
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Antigen References
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What is the specific activity or ED50 of my recombinant protein?

The specific activity range of the protein is indicated on the product datasheets. Because the exact activity values on a per unit basis can largely fluctuate depending on a number of factors, including the nature of the assay, cell density, age of cells/passage number, culture media used, and end user technique, the specific activity is best defined as a range and we guarantee the specific activity of all our lots will be within the range indicated on the datasheet. Please note this only applies to recombinants labeled for use in bioassays. ELISA standard recombinant proteins are not recommended for bioassay usage as they are not tested for these applications.

Have your recombinants been tested for stability?

Our testing shows that the recombinant proteins are able to withstand room temperature for a week without losing activity. In addition the recombinant proteins were also found to withstand four cycles of freeze and thaw without losing activity.

Does specific activity of a recombinant protein vary between lots?

Specific activity will vary for each lot and for the type of experiment that is done to validate it, but all passed lots will have activity within the established ED50 range for the product and we guarantee that our products will have lot-to-lot consistency. Please conduct an experiment-specific validation to find the optimal ED50 for your system.

How do you convert activity as an ED50 in ng/ml to a specific activity in Units/mg?
Use formula Specific activity (Units/mg) = 10e6/ ED50 (ng/mL)
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