Serum, 0.02% Sodium Azide
Store as concentrated solution. Centrifuge briefly prior to opening vial. For short-term storage (1-2 weeks), store at 4ºC. For long-term storage, aliquot and store at -20ºC or below. Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles.
A peptide from the extracellular domain (residues 230-380) of Scavenger Receptor-BI/BII that was expressed as two tandem copies in bacteria using the pET system.
For laboratory use only. Not for any clinical, therapeutic, or diagnostic use in humans or animals. Not for animal or human consumption.
High density lipoproteins (HDLs) play a critical role in cholesterol metabolism and their plasma concentrations are inversely correlated with risk for atherosclerosis. SR-BI and SR-BII (previously known as SR-BI.2) are the alternatively spliced products of a single gene. SR-BII and SR-BI are identical except for the encoded c-terminal cytoplasmic domain. Both SR-BI and SR-BII bind HDL and mediates selective uptake of HDL cholesteryl ester, but with SR-BII having an approximately 4-fold lower efficiency than SR-BI. SR-BI and SR-BII are expressed primarily in liver and non-placental steroidgenic tissues.Although the role of these scavenger receptors is not completely clear, SR-BII mRNA results from the alternative splicing of SR-BI precursor transcripts with both isoforms mediating selective transfer of lipid between HDL and cells. Therefore, the relative expression and functional activities of these two isoforms create a potential means of regulating selective lipid transfer between HDL and cells.