Osteopontin from bovine milk

lyophilized powder

OPN, Early T Lymphocyte Activation Protein-1 (ETA-1), Secreted Phosphoprotein 1 (Spp1), Bone Sialoprotein-1
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Quality Level

biological source

bovine milk




lyophilized powder

mol wt

~60 kDa


pkg of 50 μg


cell culture | mammalian: suitable

UniProt accession no.

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storage temp.


Gene Information

General description

Osteopontin (OPN) is a multifunctional protein. It is released by macrophages, T cells and epithelial cells. It has 261 amino acid residues with a molecular mass of 29,283 Da. Osteopontin is also called as uropontin. Osteopontin from bovine milk is highly glycosylated and phosphorylated. SPP1 gene (secreted phosphoprotein 1) codes for osteopontin. This gene is located on human chromosome 4 and cow chromosome 6. It has seven exons and six introns.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Osteopontin stimulates cell mediated responses, chemotaxis of inflammatory cells and anti-inflammatory responses. It binds to av-containing integrins and stimulate cell adhesion and migration. Osteopontin promotes Th1 type immunity.
A secreted, highly acidic, calcium binding, phosphorylated glycoprotein that is chemotactic for macrophages, smooth muscle cells, endothelial cells, and glial cells. In activated macrophages, OPN inhibits nitric oxide production and cytotoxicity. Human, mouse, rat, pig, and bovine OPN share 40% amino acid sequence identity.

Physical form

Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in phosphate buffered saline containing 2.5 mg bovine serum albumin.

Analysis Note

The biological activity is measured by its ability to mediate 293 cell adhesion.


13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Molecular analysis of the Bacillus subtilis bacteriophage SPP1 region encompassing genes 1 to 6: The products of gene 1 and gene 2 are required for pac cleavage.
Chai S, et al.
Journal of Molecular Biology, 224(1), 87-102 (1992)
Milk and Milk Products in Human Nutrition (2011)
Milk Proteins: From Expression to Food (2014)
Guidebook to the Extracellular Matrix, Anchor, and Adhesion Proteins (1999)
D D Hu et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 270(44), 26232-26238 (1995-11-03)
Osteopontin (OPN) is an extracellular matrix protein that binds to integrin alpha v beta 3. Here we demonstrate that two other integrins, alpha v beta 1 and alpha v beta 5, are also receptors for OPN. Human embryonic kidney 293...

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