Recombinant Human Apoptosis-Inducing Factor 1 Mitochondrial/AIFM1 (N-6His)
Recombinant Human Apoptosis-Inducing Factor 1 is produced by our E.coli expression system and the target gene encoding Glu121-Asp613 is expressed with a 6His tag at the N-terminus. Bon Opus Cat. #C272
BackgroundApoptosis-Inducing Factor 1, Mitochondrial (AIFM1) is a flavoprotein essential for nuclear disassembly in apoptotic cells that is found in the mitochondrial intermembrane space in healthy cells. During apoptosis, it is translocated from the mitochondria to the nucleus to function as a proapoptotic factor in a caspase-independent pathway, while in normal mitochondria, it functions as an antiapoptotic factor via its oxidoreductase activity. The soluble form (AIFsol) found in the nucleus induces parthanatos i.e., caspase-independent fragmentation of chromosomal DNA. AIFM1 interacts with EIF3G, and thereby inhibits the EIF3 machinery and protein synthesis, and activates casapse-7 to amplify apoptosis. It binds to DNA in a sequence-independent manner and plays a critical role in caspase-independent, pyknotic cell death in hydrogen peroxide-exposed cells.
FormulationLyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution of 20mM PB, 150mM NaCl, pH 7.2.
ALTnamesApoptosis-Inducing Factor 1 Mitochondrial, Programmed Cell Death Protein 8, AIFM1, AIF, PDCD8