||RecombinantRat RBP4 (retinol binding protein 4) (aa 19-201) is fused at the N-terminus to a FLAG-tag. It is Expressed inHEK 293 cells.
||This protein belongs to the lipocalin family and is the specific carrier for retinol (vitamin A alcohol) in the blood. It delivers retinol from the liver stores to the peripheral tissues. In plasma, the RBP-retinol complex interacts with transthyretin, which prevents its loss by filtration through the kidney glomeruli. A deficiency of vitamin A blocks secretion of the binding protein posttranslationally and results in defective delivery and supply to the epidermal cells.
||HEK 293 cells.
||Working aliquots are stable for up to 3 months when stored at -20°C.
||Liquid. 0.2µm-filtered solution in PBS, pH 7.2.
||-20°C. Avoid freeze/thaw cycles. After opening, prepare aliquots and store at -20°C.