NAP-2 is a CXC chemokine that can signal through the CXCR1 and CXCR2 receptors. It is produced in leukocytes by enzymatic processing of a precursor called platelet basic protein (PBP). NAP-2 chemoattracts and activates neutrophils. Recombinant Human NAP-2 protein is a 7.6 kDa protein containing 70 amino acid residues, including the four highly conserved cysteine residues present in CXC chemokines, and also the “ELR” motif, common to CXC chemokines that bind to CXCR1 and CXCR2.
Amino Acid Sequence
Determined by its ability to chemoattract human neutrophils using a concentration range of 1.0–10.0 ng/ml.
Endotoxin level is <0.1 ng/μg of protein (<1EU/μg).
Centrifuge the vial prior to opening. Reconstitute in water to a concentration of 0.1–1.0 mg/ml. Do not vortex. This solution can be stored at 2–8°C for up to 1 week. For extended storage, it is recommended to further dilute in a buffer containing a carrier protein (example 0.1% BSA) and store in working aliquots at –20°C to –80°C.