Protein Construction: A DNA sequence encoding the mouse LY96 (Q9JHF9) (Met1-Asn160) was expressed with the Fc region of human IgG1 at the C-terminus.
Stability and Storage: Lyophilized proteins are stable for up to 12 months when stored at -20 to -80?C. Reconstituted protein solution can be stored at 4-8? for 2-7 days. Aliquots of reconstituted samples are stable at < -20? for 3 months.
FormulationLyophilized from sterile PBS, pH 7.4
Background:LY-96, also known as ESOP-1, is a protein which associates with toll-like receptor 4 on the cell surface and confers responsiveness to lipopolysaccyaride (LPS). LY-96 also cooperates with TLR2 in the response to cell wall components from Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. It enhances TLR4-dependent activation of NF-kappa-B. ESOP-1 has 160 amino acids, the sequence of which shows 64% identity with human ESOP-1/MD-2. ESOP-1 mRNA is highly expressed in the mouse embryos at 7.5 days after coitus.