F0427 Sigma

Fas Ligand human

>95% (SDS-PAGE), recombinant, expressed in CHO cells, lyophilized powder

Synonym: FasL



Related Categories Apoptosis and Cell Cycle, Cell Biology, Cell Signaling and Neuroscience, Death Receptor Ligands, Death Receptors, Ligands and Antibodies More...
recombinant   expressed in CHO cells
assay   >95% (SDS-PAGE)
form   lyophilized powder
mol wt   monomer calculated mol wt ~18 kDa
  mol wt 26-28 kDa by SDS-PAGE
impurities   endotoxin, tested
storage temp.   −20°C
Gene Information   human ... FASLG(356)


Analysis Note

Measured by its ability to induce apoptosis in Jurkat cells.

Other Notes

Human Fas Ligand, N-terminal 6X histidine-tagged, encodes amino acids 134-281.

Physical form

Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in phosphate buffered saline containing 0.5 mg bovine serum albumin.


Fas Ligand (FASLG) human has been used for-
• the study of FASLG stimulation in luteal cells obtained from mid-corpus luteum (CL) and
• the study of apoptosis induction and intracellular caspase-3 assay in human cells.

Biochem/physiol Actions

FASLG (Fas ligand) and Fas receptor constitute the basic elements in apoptosis. Interaction of FASLG with Fas receptor leads to activation of caspase-8. This caspase in turn leads to activation of effector caspases such as caspase-3, -6 and -7. This cascade results in the hydrolysis of nuclear and cytoplasmic components. Expression of FASLG is induced by nuclear factor-κB (NFκB). NFκB/FASLG pathway facilitates the suppression of p,p′-DDT (dichlorodiphenoxytrichloroethane)-induced cell toxicity by vitamin C and E. In CD4+ T cells, this protein is expressed on stimulus by T-cell receptor (TCR), both during normal and pathological conditions, such as alcohol exposure.

Fas ligand, a protein belonging to the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) family of cytokines, induces apoptosis in cells expressing the cell membrane receptor Fas (CD95/Apo-1).

General description

FASLG (Fas ligand) acts as a ligand for Fas receptor, and is a major protein involved in programmed cell death, apoptosis. Soluble Fas (sFAS) is usually detected in plasma prior to apoptosis.

Price and Availability

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers


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