SPARC/Osteonectin is a secreted, evolutionarily-conserved, collagen-binding glycoprotein that is involved in a variety of cellular activities. It is highly expressed in tissues undergoing morphogenesis, remodeling and wound repair. SPARC/Osteonectin and its related peptides bind to numerous proteins of the extracellular matrix (ECM), affect ECM protein expression, influence cellular adhesion and migration, and modulate growth factor-induced cell proliferation and angiogenesis. SPARC/Osteonectin consists of three domains: an N-terminal acidic region that binds calcium ions with low affinity, a module containing two EF-hand motifs that bind calcium with high affinity, and a cysteine-rich follistatin-like domain. Recombinant Human SPARC/Osteonectin is a glycoprotein containing 286 amino acids that migrates at an apparent MW of 43.7 kDa by SDS-PAGE analysis due to the effect of glycosylation. The calculated molecular weight of Recombinant Human SPARC/Osteonectin is 32.7 kDa.
Amino Acid Sequence
Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells (CHO)
Determined by its ability to increase alkaline phosphatase activity in differentiating MC3T3 cells using a concentration of 0.5–0.7 µg/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. 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.