|Calculated MW||22.834 kDa|
|Other Names||HCNTF, CNTF, Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor.|
|Application Notes||Centrifuge the vial prior to opening. Reconstitute in sterile ddH₂O or 0.4 % NaHCO₃ adjusted to pH 8-9 to a concentration ≥ 100 µg/ml. This solution can then be diluted into other aqueous buffer, preferably in the presence of carrier protein.|
|Storage||-20°C; Lyophilized from 0.025 % NaHCO₃|
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CNTF is a polypeptide hormone whose actions appear to be restricted to the nervous system where it promotes neurotransmitter synthesis and neurite outgrowth in certain neuronal populations. The protein is a potent survival factor for neurons and oligodendrocytes and may be relevant in reducing tissue destruction during inflammatory attacks. A mutation in this gene, which results in aberrant splicing, leads to ciliary neurotrophic factor deficiency, but this phenotype is not causally related to neurologic disease. CNTF is a survival factor for various neuronal cell types and seems to prevent the degeneration of motor axons after axotomy. CNTF Recombinant Rat produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 200 amino acids and having a molecular mass of 22834 Dalton. The CNTF is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
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