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Description :Recombinant human ALK7 (135-end) was expressed by baculovirus in Sf9 insect cells using an N-terminal GST tag.
Tag :GST tag
Expression System:Sf9 insect cells using baculovirus
Genbank Number :BC022530
Purity :Sample Purity Data. For specific information on a given lot, see related technical data sheet.
Storage, Stability and Shipping :Store product at –70oC. For optimal storage, aliquot target into smaller quantities after centrifugation and store at recommended temperature. For most favorable performance, avoid repeated handling and multiple freeze/thaw cycles.
Applications :Western Blot
Molecular Weight :~68 kDa
Gene Aliases :ACVR1C, ACVRLK7
Scientific Background :ALK7 is a type I receptor for the TGFB family of signaling molecules in which type I receptors phosphorylate cytoplasmic SMAD transcription factors, which then translocate to the nucleus and interact directly with DNA or in complex with other transcription factors (1). Alk7 was expressed in all insulin, glucagon, and somatostatin -positive cells of the pancreas (2). GDF3 regulates adipose tissue homeostasis and energy balance under nutrient overload, in part, by signaling through ALK7 and Alk7 showed reduced fat accumulation and partial resistance to diet-induced obesity, similar to Gdf3.
1. Bondestam, J. et.al: cDNA cloning, expression studies and chromosome mapping of human type I serine/threonine kinase receptor ALK7 (ACVR1C). Cytogenet. Cell Genet. 95: 157-162, 2001.
2. Bertolino, P.et.al: Activin B receptor ALK7 is a negative regulator of pancreatic beta-cell function. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 105: 7246-7251, 2008.
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Research Areas :AKT/PKB Pathway, Angiogenesis, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, JAK/STAT Pathway, Neurobiology, Ser/Thr Kinases, Cancer, Neurobiology, Cardiovascular Disease, AKT/PKB Pathway, JAK/STAT Pathway, Angiogenesis, Ser/Thr Kinases