Desmin (DES), with 470-amino acid protein (about 52,000 Da), belongs to the intermediate filament family and Desmin is class III intermediate filaments found in muscle cells. Homopolymers of Desmin form a stable intracytoplasmic filamentous network connecting myofibrils to each other and to the plasma membrane. Mutations in Desmin are associated with desmin-related myopathy, a familial cardiac and skeletal myopathy (CSM), and with distal myopathies. Desmin is also expressed in smooth muscle cells of both airways and alveolar ducts and Desmin is a load-bearing protein that stiffens the airways and consequently the lung and modulates airway contractile response.
Ni-NTA purified truncated recombinant Desmin expressed in E. coli strain BL21 (DE3)
1 mg/ml in 10 mM PBS (pH 7.6) and 0.02% sodium azide
Truncated Desmin recombinant protein (WB), human Desmin recombinant protein (ELISA), human smooth muscle sarcoma (IHC)
This product remains stable for one to two weeks if stored at 2°C to 8°C. For long-term storage, aliquot and store at -20°C or below. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing cycles. Use before is one year from the date of receipt.
Briefly centrifuge the vial on a tabletop centrifuge to dislodge any liquid in the container's cap because small volumes of antibody will occasionally become entrapped in the seal of the product vial during shipment and storage.