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Mouse Erythropoietin Recombinant Protein

BD Pharmingen™ Mouse Erythropoietin Recombinant Protein

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Mouse erythropoietin (EPO) is a 30 kD heavily glycosylated protein containing 166 amino acids. The carbohydrate residues compose approximately 30% of the molecule by weight.3 It shares 80% and 95% homology with human and rat EPO, respectively. EPO functions as the survival and proliferation factors of late erythroid progenitor cells (CFU-E). In adult mammals, EPO is synthesized almost exclusively in the kidneys.

Formulation and Purity

Recombinant mouse EPO is supplied as a frozen liquid comprised of 0.22 µm sterile-filtered aqueous buffered solution, and containing 1 mg/ml biotechnology grade, low endotoxin bovine serum albumin, with no preservatives. The recombinant mouse EPO is > 95% pure, as determined by SDS-PAGE and an absorbance assay based on Beers-Lambert law. The endotoxin level is ≤ 0.1 ng per µg of mouse EPO, as measured in a chromogenic LAL assay.

Preparation And Storage

Store product at -80°C prior to use or for long term storage of stock solutions. Rapidly thaw and quick-spin product prior to use. Avoid multiple freeze-thaws of product.

Recommended Assay Procedures

Biological Activity

Measured using TF-1 indicator cells

Specific Activity: 0.1 - 1.0 × 10^8 Units/mg (Unit is defined as the amount of material required to stimulate a half-maximal response at cytokine saturation).

ED50: 0.1 - 1.0 ng/ml; Observed linear dose response range: >100 fold

Product Notices

  1. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  2. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  3. Source of all serum proteins is from USDA inspected abattoirs located in the United States.
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Development References (7)

  1. Jacobson LO, Goldwasser E, Fried W, Plzak L. Role of the kidney in erythropoiesis. Nature. 1957; 179(4560):633-634. (Biology). View Reference
  2. Kitamura T, Tange T, Terasawa T, et al. Establishment and characterization of a unique human cell line that proliferates dependently on GM-CSF, IL-3, or erythropoietin. J Cell Physiol. 1989; 140(2):323-334. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Krantz SB. Erythropoietin. Blood. 1991; 77(3):419-434. (Biology). View Reference
  4. McDonald JD, Lin FK, Goldwasser E. Cloning, sequencing, and evolutionary analysis of the mouse erythropoietin gene. Mol Cell Biol. 1986; 6(3):842-848. (Biology). View Reference
  5. Nagao, M., H. Suga, et al. Nucleotide sequence of rat erythropoietin. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1992; 1171(1):99-102. (Biology). View Reference
  6. Shoemaker CB, Mitsock LD. Murine erythropoietin gene: cloning, expression, and human gene homology. Mol Cell Biol. 1986; 6(3):849-858. (Biology). View Reference
  7. Wu H, Liu X, Jaenisch R, Lodish HF. Generation of committed erythroid BFU-E and CFU-E progenitors does not require erythropoietin or the erythropoietin receptor. Cell. 1995; 83(1):59-67. (Biology). View Reference
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