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Recombinant Human ICOS-Fc Fusion Protein

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hICOS-Fc

Soluble human ICOS fused to an IgG1 Fc domain

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50 µg

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$167

Soluble human ICOS (CD278) fused to an IgG1 Fc domain

Potential applications of soluble hICOS-Fc protein
Potential applications of soluble hICOS-Fc protein

Protein description

InvivoGen offers hICOS-Fc, a soluble human ICOS (CD278) chimera protein generated by fusing the N-terminal extracellular domain of human ICOS (aa 21-141) to the N-terminus of a human IgG1 Fc domain with a TEV (Tobacco Etch Virus) sequence linker.
hICOS-Fc has been produced in CHO cells and purified by affinity chromatography. It has an apparent molecular weight of ~47 kDa on an SDS‑PAGE gel.

 

ICOS background

Inducible Co-Stimulator (ICOS), also known as cluster of differentiation 278 (CD278) is an immunostimulatory immune checkpoint and a member of the CD28 superfamily. This transmembrane protein is rapidly induced in CD4+ and CD8+ T cells upon activation. Its ligand, ICOS-L (CD275), is mostly expressed by antigen-presenting cells [1].

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Applications

  • Screening of high-affinity anti-human ICOS monoclonal antibodies by ELISA
  • Screening of anti-human ICOS-L monoclonal antibodies using competition assays

Quality control

  • Size and purity confirmed by SDS-PAGE
  • Protein validated by ELISA using an anti-hICOS monoclonal antibody
  • Protein validated by flow cytometry using Raji-hICOS-L cells

 

Reference

1. Amatore F et al. 2020. Role of ICOS in cancer immunotherapy. Expert Opin Biol Ther 20:141-150.

Figures

hICOS-Fc analysis by SDS-PAGE
hICOS-Fc analysis by SDS-PAGE

SDS-PAGE analysis of the hICOS-Fc protein. 0.5 µg of the fusion protein was loaded on a 12% Mini-PROTEAN® TGX Stain-Free™ Precast Gels (Bio-Rad). Detection was performed as per the manufacturer’s instructions.

Cell surface staining using hICOS-Fc
Cell surface staining using hICOS-Fc

Human ICOS-L cell surface detection using hICOS-Fc. ~5 x 105 Raji-hICOS-L cells were incubated with 1 µg of hICOS-Fc for 30 min at 4°C. Cells were then washed and incubated with 1 µl of mouse anti-human IgG Fc antibody coupled to PE for 30 min at 4°C. Cell surface staining was analyzed by flow cytometry.

ELISA detection of hICOS-Fc
ELISA detection of hICOS-Fc

ELISA detection of hICOS-Fc with Anti-hICOS mAb. A 2-fold serial dilution of hICOS-Fc fusion protein was performed and coated on ELISA plates overnight. Anti-hICOS-hIgG1 (red curve) or Anti-PD-L1-hIgG1 control mAb (grey curve) at 2 µg/ml was added for the capture step. An HRP-labeled anti-human κ light chain antibody (1/1000 dilution) and the HRP substrate OPD (o-phenylenediamine dihydrochloride) were used for the detection step. Absorbance was read at 490 nm.

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Specifications

Protein construction: N-terminal extracellular domain of human ICOS (aa 21-141) with a C-terminal human IgG1 Fc tag 

Accession sequence: XP_047299978.1

Species: Human

Source: CHO cells

Tag: C-terminal human IgG1 Fc

Total protein size: 365 a.a (secreted form)

Molecular weight: ~47 kDa (SDS-PAGE)

Purification: Protein G affinity chromatography

Purity: >98% (SDS-PAGE)

Quality control:

  • The protein has been validated by ELISA upon incubation with an anti-hICOS monoclonal antibody.
  • The protein has been validated by flow cytometry using Raji-hICOS-L cells.
  • The absence of bacterial contamination (e.g. lipoproteins and endotoxins) has been confirmed using HEK-Blue™ TLR2 and HEK-Blue™ TLR4 cellular assays.
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Contents

  • 50 μg of lyophilized hICOS-Fc protein
  • 1.5 ml of endotoxin-free water

room temperature The product is shipped at room temperature.

store Lyophilized protein should be stored at -20 ̊C.

stability Resuspended protein is stable for up to 1 month when stored at 4°C, and 1 year when stored at -20°C

Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.

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Details

Inducible Co-Stimulator (ICOS), also known as cluster of differentiation 278 (CD278) is an immunostimulatory immune checkpoint and a member of the CD28 superfamily. This transmembrane protein is rapidly induced in CD4+ and CD8+ T cells upon activation. Its ligand, ICOS-L (CD275), is mostly expressed by antigen-presenting cells [1]. The interaction between ICOS and ICOS-L delivers a secondary co-stimulatory signal through the activation of the transcription factor AKT, which promotes T cell proliferation and differentiation as well as the production of cytokines [1]. In tumor immunity, ICOS is involved in the amplification of the anti-tumor cytotoxic CD8+ T cell response, as well as the 'pro-tumor' function and maintenance of regulatory T cells (Tregs). Therefore, both agonistic and antagonistic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) targeting this pathway are being investigated in combinational cancer immunotherapy [2]. Notably, ICOS agonistic mAbs have been shown to potentiate the effects of anti-CTLA4 mAbs [3]. 

 

References:

1. Amatore, F. et al. 2020. Role of ICOS in cancer immunotherapy. Expert Opin Biol Ther 20, 141-150.
2. Solinas, C. et al. 2020. The rationale behind targeting the ICOS-ICOS ligand costimulatory pathway in cancer immunotherapy. ESMO Open 5.
3. Soldevilla, M.M. et al. 2019. ICOS Costimulation at the Tumor Site in Combination with CTLA-4 Blockade Therapy Elicits Strong Tumor Immunity. Mol Ther 27, 1878-1891.

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