- NOV is a member of the CCN family of secreted cysteine rich regulatory proteins. The full length NOV protein contains four structural domains that confer distinct, and sometimes opposing, biological activities. Elevated expression of NOV is associated with certain tumors, including Wilm's tumor and most nephroblastomas. However, in other tumor types and certain cancer cell lines, increased tumorgenicity and proliferation is correlated with decreased NOV expression. Additionally, NOV induces cell adhesion and cell migration by signaling through specific cell surface integrins and by binding to heparin sulfate proteoglycans and to fibulin 1C. NOV has also been reported to exert proangiogenic activities. Recombinant human NOV is a 36.2 kDa protein containing 331 amino acid residues. It is composed of four distinct structural domains (modules); the IGF binding protein (IGFBP) domain, the von Willebrand Factor C (VWFC) domain, the Thrombospondin type-I (TSP type-1) domain, and a C-terminal cysteine knot-like domain (CTCK).
- Product Overview
- Human NOV expressed in E.coli
- CAT# CSC-CTK0381-20 (20 μg); CAT# CSC-CTK0381-100 (100 μg)
- Greater than 95% as determined by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analysis.
- Determined by a cell proliferation assay using BALB/c 3T3 cells. The expected ED50 for this effect is 1.0-2.0 μg/ml.
- Endotoxin Level
- Less than 1 EU/μg.
- Lyophilized from a sterile-filtered solution in 10 mM sodium phosphate (pH 7.5).
- Please centrifuge product before opening vial. The lyophilized protein should be reconstituted with distilled, sterile water to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/ml. For further dilution, carrier protein (0.1% BSA or HSA) should be added to avoid loss of bioactivity.
- Storage & Stability
- The lyophilized protein, though stable at room temperature for up to 3 weeks, is best stored desiccated at -20°C. Reconstituted protein should be used immediately or stored long-term in undiluted working aliquots at -20°C. For long-term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA). Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
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