GDF-8 cDNA ORF Clone, Rat, untagged

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GDF-8 cDNA ORF Clone, Rat, untagged: General Information

Gene
Species
Rat
NCBI Ref Seq
RefSeq ORF Size
1131 bp
Description
Full length Clone DNA of Rat myostatin.
Plasmid
Promoter
Enhanced CMV promoter
Sequencing Primers
T7( 5' TAATACGACTCACTATAGGG 3' )
BGH( 5' TAGAAGGCACAGTCGAGG 3' )
Quality Control
The plasmid is confirmed by full-length sequencing.
Screening
Antibiotic in E.coli
Ampicillin
Antibiotic in Mammalian cell
Hygromycin
Application
Stable or Transient mammalian expression
Storage & Shipping
Shipping
Each tube contains lyophilized plasmid.
Storage
The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at ambient temperature for three months.

GDF-8 Background Information

GDF-8 / Myostatin / MSTN is a member of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) family and the TGF-beta superfamily. This group of proteins is characterized by a polybasic proteolytic processing site which is cleaved to produce a mature protein containing seven conserved cysteine residues. The members of this family are regulators of cell growth and differentiation in both embryonic and adult tissues. GDF-8 / Myostatin / MSTN is highly expressed in skeletal muscle, and myostatin loss-of-function leads to doubling of skeletal muscle mass. Experiments in mice have improved that GDF-8 / Myostatin / MSTN is a key regulator of mesenchymal stem cell proliferation and differentiation, and mice lacking Myostatin encoding gene show decreased body fat and a generalized increase in bone density and strength. The increase in bone density is observed in most anatomical regions, including the limbs, spine, and jaw, and myostatin inhibitors have been observed to significantly increase bone formation. GDF-8 / Myostatin / MSTN is also expressed in the early phases of fracture healing, and GDF-8 / Myostatin / MSTN deficiency leads to increased fracture callus size and strength. Together, these data suggest that GDF-8 / Myostatin / MSTN has direct effects on the proliferation and differentiation of osteoprogenitor cells, and that GDF-8/Myostatin/MSTN antagonists and inhibitors are likely to enhance both muscle mass and bone strength.
Full Name
myostatin
References
  • Elkasrawy MN, et al. (2010) Myostatin (GDF-8) as a key factor linking muscle mass and bone structure. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 10(1): 56-63.
  • Kambadur R, et al. (1997) Mutations in myostatin (GDF8) in double-muscled Belgian Blue and Piedmontese cattle. Genome Res. 7 (9): 910-6.
  • McPherron AC, et al. (1997) Regulation of skeletal muscle mass in mice by a new TGF-beta superfamily member. Nature. 387 (6628): 83-90.

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