Rabbit Complement C5, His Tag (CO5-R52H4) is expressed from human 293 cells (HEK293). It contains AA Gln 19 - Ala 1678 (Accession # XP_008271599.1).
Predicted N-terminus: Gln 19 (β chain) & Met 678 (α chain)
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This protein carries a polyhistidine tag at the C-terminus. The mature form of Complement C5 is a disulfide-linked heterodimer composed of proteolytically cleaved α and β chain. During cultivation, Complement C5 will be partially processed into α and β chain and has a calculated MW of 73.8 kDa (β chain) and 111.9 kDa (α chain) respectively. The protein migrates as 80 kDa (β chain), 120 kDa (α chain) and 200 kDa (α & β chain) under reducing (R) condition (SDS-PAGE) due to glycosylation.
Less than 1.0 EU per μg by the LAL method.
>90% as determined by SDS-PAGE.
Lyophilized from 0.22 μm filtered solution in PBS, pH7.4. Normally trehalose is added as protectant before lyophilization.
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For long term storage, the product should be stored at lyophilized state at -20°C or lower.
Please avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
This product is stable after storage at:
- -20°C to -70°C for 12 months in lyophilized state;
- -70°C for 3 months under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Rabbit Complement C5, His Tag on SDS-PAGE under reducing (R) condition. The gel was stained overnight with Coomassie Blue. The purity of the protein is greater than 90%.
Derived from proteolytic degradation of complement C5, C5 anaphylatoxin is a mediator of local inflammatory process. C5 precursor is first processed by the removal of 4 basic residues, forming two chains, beta and alpha, linked by a disulfide bond. C5 convertase activates C5 by cleaving the alpha chain, releasing C5a anaphylatoxin and generating C5b (beta chain + alpha' chain). Activation of C5 by a C5 convertase initiates the spontaneous assembly of the late complement components, C5-C9, into the membrane attack complex. C5b has a transient binding site for C6. The C5b-C6 complex is the foundation upon which the lytic complex is assembled. The C5a anaphylatoxin interacts with C5AR1 and tick complement inhibitor. C5a is also a potent chemokine which stimulates the locomotion of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and directs their migration toward sites of inflammation.