OX40L, a member of the TNF superfamily of structurally related proteins, exists primarily as a type II membrane bound, non-covalently linked homotrimeric protein. It is expressed on antigen presenting cells (APCs), such as dendritic cells and activated B-cells, and also on various other cells such as vascular endothelial cells, mast cells, and natural killer cells. OX40L signals specifically through the OX40 receptor, which is expressed predominantly on CD4+T cells but also on certain activated CD8+T cells. OX40/OX40L functions as a costimulatory signal, which is required for a productive interaction between antigen presenting cells and their target T-cells. It enhances cell proliferation and survival, and increases expression of RANTES, IL-2, IL-3, and IFNγ. OX40/OX40L signaling plays an important role in immuno-regulatory communication, enabling the immune system to distinguish between "friend vs. foe" during activation; a mechanism typically termed immuno-tolerance. Recombinant OX40L is a glycosylated 133 amino acid protein corresponding to the extracellular TNF homologous domain of the full length transmembrane protein. It migrates with an apparent molecular mass of 15.5 – 25.0 kDa on SDS- PAGE.
Human TNFSF4 expressed in Insect cells
15.5 - 25 kDa
CAT# CSC-CTK0385-10 (10 μg); CAT# CSC-CTK0385-50 (50 μg)
Greater than 97% as determined by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analysis.
Determined by its ability to stimulate IL-8 production by human PBMC using a concentration range of 30-100 ng/ml. Note: Results may vary with PBMC donors.
Less than 1 EU/μg.
Lyophilized from a sterile-filtered solution with no additives.
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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