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Relaxin-2 human

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

Synonym: H2 relaxin, RLN2

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Related Categories Cell Biology, Cell Signaling and Neuroscience, Cytokines, Growth Factors and Hormones, Hormones, Insulin and Insulin Receptors,
recombinant   expressed in E. coli
assay   ≥98% (HPLC)
  ≥98% (SDS-PAGE)
form   lyophilized
mol wt   mol wt 6.0 kDa
impurities   <0.1 EU/μg endotoxin, tested
suitability   cell culture tested
UniProt accession no.   P04090
shipped in   wet ice
storage temp.   −20°C
Gene Information   human ... RLN2(6019)

Description

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 containing a carrier protein (example 0.1% BSA) and store in working aliquots at -20°C to -80°C.

Physical form

Lyophilized with no additives.

Application

Relaxin-2 human has been used to study the effect of testosterone on the expression of relaxin receptor in the knee joint.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Of the three known relaxin genes, Relaxin-2 (RLN2) is the only relaxin known to circulate in the blood. Relaxin-2 binds specifically to the LGR7 (leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein coupled receptor 7) and LGR8 receptors, previously identified as an "orphan" G protein coupled receptors. Signaling by Relaxin-2 through its target receptors enhances the growth of pubic ligaments and ripening of the cervix during birth. Relaxin-2 also participates in cancer progression. In prostate cancer, it is responsible for tumor growth and vascularisation. Relaxin-2 is also linked with anti-fibrotic and cardioprotective effects.

General description

Relaxin-2 is a peptide hormone structurally related to insulin. The gene is mapped to human chromosome 9p24. It is expressed in the placenta, decidua, prostate, corpus luteum, endometrium, mammary glands, heart, and brain. It is also expressed in the ovary during pregnancy. Recombinant relaxin-2 is a nonglycosylated 6kDa disulfide linked heterodimeric protein consisting of a 24 amino acid A-chain and a 29 amino acid B-chain.

Sequence

A-Chain: QLYSALANKC CHVGCTKRSL ARFC B-Chain: DSWMEEVIKL CGRELVRAQI AICGMSTWS

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Amplified Detection

All labs need water
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Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

References

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