|Calculated MW||15585 Da|
|Other Names||MK, MK1, MK-1, MK 1, midkine|
|Formulation||200 µg (0.5 mg/ml) antigen affinity purified rabbit polyclonal antibody in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) containing 50% glycerol, 1% BSA, and 0.02% thimerosal.|
|Handling||The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.|
|Precautions||Midkine Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Developmentally regulated, secreted growth factor homologous to pleiotrophin (PTN), which has heparin binding activity. Binds anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) which induces ALK activation and subsequent phosphorylation of the insulin receptor substrate (IRS1), followed by the activation of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and PI3-kinase, and the induction of cell proliferation. Involved in neointima formation after arterial injury, possibly by mediating leukocyte recruitment. Also involved in early fetal adrenal gland development (By similarity).|
|Tissue Location||Expressed in various tumor cell lines. In insulinoma tissue predominantly expressed in precancerous lesions|
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Human Midkine (MK) is a new member of the heparin-binding neurotrophic factor family. MK and PTN (Pleiotrophin) are structural homologs, and are highly conserved among species. MK plays important roles in development and carcinogenesis and has several important biological effects, including promotion of neurite extension and neuronal survival. Human midkine is a 13.4 kDa protein, comprising of 123 amino acid residues.
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