SRP3141

Sigma-Aldrich

Persephin human

recombinant, expressed in E. coli, ≥98% (SDS-PAGE), ≥98% (HPLC), suitable for cell culture

Synonym(s):
PSP, PSPN
NACRES:
NA.32

biological source

human

recombinant

expressed in E. coli

assay

≥98% (HPLC)
≥98% (SDS-PAGE)

form

lyophilized

mol wt

10.3 kDa

packaging

pkg of 20 μg

application(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

impurities

<0.1 EU/μg endotoxin, tested

color

white to off-white

UniProt accession no.

shipped in

wet ice

storage temp.

−20°C

Gene Information

human ... PSPN(5623)

General description

Persephin is a disulfide-linked homodimer neurotrophic factor structurally related to glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), artemin, and neurturin. These proteins belong to the cysteine-knot family of growth factors that assume stable dimeric structures. Persephin signals through a multicomponent receptor system, composed of RET and one of four GFRa (a1-a4) receptors. The GFRa4 was first identified in chicken and was later shown to be the preferential binding subunit for Persephin. The gene coding for persephin is localized on human chromosome 19p13.3. Recombinant human persephin is a disulfide-linked homodimer, composed of two 10.3kDa polypeptide chains (192 total amino acid residues). Each chain contains seven conserved cysteine residues, one of which (Cys 63) is used for inter-chain disulfide bridging and the others are involved in intramolecular ring formation known as the cysteine knot configuration.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Persephin stimulates the survival of ventral midbrain dopaminergic neurons and motor neurons after sciatic nerve axotomy, and like GNDF, promotes ureteric bud branching. However, persephin does not support the survival of peripheral neurons.

Sequence

ALSGPCQLWS LTLSVAELGL GYASEEKVIF RYCAGSCPRG ARTQHGLALA RLQGQGRAHG GPCCRPTRYT DVAFLDDRHR WQRLPQLSAA ACGCGG

Physical form

Lyophilized from 0.3x PBS, pH 7.2.

Reconstitution

Centrifuge the vial prior to opening. Reconstitute in water to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/ml. Do not vortex. This solution can be stored at 2-8°C for up to 1 week. For extended storage, it is recommended to further dilute in a buffer and store in working aliquots at -20°C to -80°C.

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Persephin, a Novel Neurotrophic Factor Related to GDNF and Neurturin
Jeffrey M
Neuron, 20(2) (1998)
Persephin, a novel neurotrophic factor related to GDNF and neurturin.
Milbrandt J
Neuron, 20(2), 245-253 (1998)
Common structural traits for cystine knot domain of the TGF? superfamily of proteins and three-fingered ectodomain of their cellular receptors
A. Galat
Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences (2011)
M Saarma
Trends in neurosciences, 24(8), 427-429 (2001-07-31)
Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) family ligands (GFL) are potent survival factors and regulators for central and peripheral neurons. GFLs bind to specific glycosyl phosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored co-receptors (GFRalpha1-alpha4), but signal through a common c-Ret receptor. Both GPI-anchored and soluble...
M Lindahl et al.
Molecular and cellular neurosciences, 15(6), 522-533 (2000-06-22)
Members of the GDNF protein family signal through receptors consisting of a GPI-linked GFRalpha subunit and the transmembrane tyrosine kinase Ret. Here we characterize the mouse Gfra4 and show that it undergoes developmentally regulated alternative splicing in several tissues. The...

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