B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA) or tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 17(TNFRSF17), a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor superfamily, binds to B-cell–activating factor (BAFF) and a proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL). BCMA is expressed on mature B-cells and other B-cell lines. The human BCMA gene codes for a 184 amino acid type I transmembrane protein, which contains a 54 amino acid extracellular domain, a 23 amino acid transmembrane domain, and a 107 amino acid extracellular domain. Recombinant soluble human BCMA is a 50 amino acid polypeptide (5.3kDa) comprising the TNFR homologous region of the BCMA protein.
B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA) or tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 17 (TNFRSF17) plays an important role in B cell development, function and regulation. BCMA also has the capability to activate nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), janus kinase (JNK) and mitogen activated protein kinases (MAPKs). The protein is expressed in certain cancers like glioblastoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma. It has a role in the maintenance of survival of long-lived plasma cells in bone marrow.
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Lyophilized with no additives.
Centrifuge the vial prior to opening. Reconstitute in water to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/ml. Do not vortex. This solution can be stored at 2-8°C for up to 1 week. For extended storage, it is recommended to further dilute in a buffer containing a carrier protein (example 0.1% BSA) and store in working aliquots at -20°C to -80°C
|biological source ||human|
|recombinant ||expressed in E. coli|
|assay ||≥98% (HPLC)|
| ||≥98% (SDS-PAGE)|
|mol wt ||5.3 kDa|
|packaging ||pkg of 20 μg|
|application(s) ||cell culture | mammalian: suitable|
|impurities ||<0.1 EU/μg endotoxin, tested|
|UniProt accession no. ||Q02223|
|shipped in ||wet ice|
|storage temp. ||−20°C|
|Gene Information ||human ... TNFRSF17(608)|
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