TRAIL Receptor-1/DR4 and TRAIL Receptor-2/DR5 belong to the TNFR superfamily of transmembrane proteins, and contain a cytoplasmic “death domain,” which can activate the cell's apoptotic machinery. These receptors are activated by binding to either membrane-anchored or soluble TRAIL/Apo2L. The DR4 and DR5 receptors are both produced as type I transmembrane proteins, which contain an extracellular domain, a transmembrane domain, and a cytoplasmic domain. The recombinant soluble forms of DR4 and DR5 consist of the TNFR-homologous, cysteine-rich portion of their respective extracellular domains. Recombinant Human soluble TRAIL Receptor-1/DR4 is a 22.7 kDa protein (215 amino acid residues) consisting of the TNFR homologous, cysteine-rich portion of the extracellular domain.
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Measured by its ability to inhibit apoptosis in LN-18 cells. The expected ED50 for this effect is 0.4 –0.5 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.