Mouse Fatty Acid Binding Protein 4 (FABP4)
Fatty acid binding protein 4(FABP4), also termed adipocyte fatty acid binding protein (A-FABP), or aP2, is a novel adipocyte-expressed factor which accounted for ~6% of total cellular proteins. Several animal experiments suggested that FABP-4 plays a key role in the link between obesity and various features of metabolic syndrome. Mice with targeted disruption of FABP-4 accompany FABP-5 almost completely protect against diet-induced obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, and fatty liver disease. Studies in human found FABP-4 serum levels were significantly increased in overweight and obese subjects, which predicted the risk to develop metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Additionally, serum FABP-4 levels were associated with carotid atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease.
Total 160 AA. Mw: 18 KDa (calculated).
N-terminal His-tag and TEV cleavage site, 28 extra AA (highlighted).
AMINO ACID SEQUENCE
Store lyophilized protein at –20°C. Aliquot reconstituted protein and store at –80°C.
Avoid repeated freezing /thawing cycles.
Add deionized water to prepare a working stock solution of approximately 1 mg/mL and let thelyophilized pellet dissolve completely.
QUALITY CONTROL TEST
BCA to determine quantity of the protein.
SDS PAGE to determine purity of the protein.
Lyophilized in 1 mg/mL in PBS.
ELISA and Western blotting.
PUBLICATIONS CITING THIS PRODUCT
- Wu X, Shu L, Zhang Z, Li J, Zong J, Cheong LY, Ye D, Lam KS, Song E, Wang C, Xu A. Adipocyte Fatty Acid Binding Protein Promotes the Onset and Progression of Liver Fibrosis via Mediating the Crosstalk between Liver Sinusoidal Endothelial Cells and Hepatic Stellate Cells. Advanced Science. 2021:2003721.