BAFF (aa134-285), Soluble (human) (rec.)
|Synonyms||BLyS; TALL-1; CD257; B Cell Activating Factor; TNFSF13B, Tumor Necrosis Factor Ligand Superfamily Member 13B|
|Sequence||Human BAFF (aa 134-285) is fused at the N-terminus to a FLAG®-tag. Natural cleaved form.|
|Specificity||Binds to human and mouse BAFF-R, TACI and BCMA. Relative binding affinity (EC50) for BAFF-R (human): ~3ng/ml.|
|Endotoxin Content||<0.01EU/μg purified protein (LAL test; Lonza).|
|Concentration||0.1mg/ml after reconstitution.|
|Reconstitution||Reconstitute with 100μl sterile water.|
|Formulation||Lyophilized. Contains PBS.|
|Other Product Data||UniProt link Q9Y275: BAFF (human)|
|Shipping and Handling|
|Short Term Storage||+4°C|
|Long Term Storage||-20°C|
After reconstitution, prepare aliquots and store at -20°C.
Avoid freeze/thaw cycles.
PBS containing at least 0.1% BSA should be used for further dilutions.
Stable for at least 6 months after receipt when stored at -20°C.
Working aliquots are stable for up to 3 months when stored at -20°C.
|Product Specification Sheet|
BAFF is mainly produced by innate immune cells such as neutrophils, monocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells, follicular dendritic cells. T cells, activated B cells, some malignant B cells and also non-lymphoid cells like astrocytes, synoviocytes and epithelial cells can also produce BAFF. BAFF binds three distinct receptors (BAFF-R, TACI and BCMA) expressed predominantly on B cells, although activated T cells also express BAFF-R. BAFF is a master regulator of peripheral B cell survival, and together with IL-6, promotes Ig class-switching and plasma cell differentiation. Besides its major role in B cell biology, BAFF co-stimulates activated T cells. Deregulated expression of BAFF leads to autoimmune disorders in mice. In humans, elevated levels of soluble BAFF have been detected in the serum of patients with various autoimmune diseases such as Sjoegren syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Multiple sclerosis (MS) and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). BAFF has also increased levels in some lymphoid cancers.