They are extremely intelligent and have shown evidence of tool use and culture, traits once believed to be uniquely human. Despite being one of our closest relatives, human activities are having a devastating impact on the Sumatran orangutan and its habitat. They are the slowest reproducing of all mammals, with mothers caring for their young for up to 7 years. With such a low reproductive rate, even a small decrease in numbers can lead to extinction.
There are only two species in its genus Pongo abelii Recombinant, the other being the Bornean orangutan. They show more tool use than their sister species from Borneo; compiling a ‘toolbox’ about their lives. Its main threats include the destruction of its lowland rainforest habitat for palm oil plantations and agriculture, logging, the creation of new roads, as well as the death of some by humans or the illegal pet trade. Concerted conservation efforts are needed to prevent this peaceful primate from becoming the first great ape to become extinct in the wild.
Purity: >85% (SDS-PAGE)
Destination Names: PIC
Uniprot No.: Q5RBP8
Alternative Names: PFCs; appropriatedine; P-factor complement
Species: Pongo abelii (Sumatran Orangutan) (Pongo pygmaeus abelii)
Expression Region: 28-469
Protein length: Total length of the mature protein
The following labels are available.
- N-terminus His-tagged
- Without tags
- The type of label will be determined during the production process. If you have specified a tag type, let us know and we will develop the specified tag preferentially.
Form: Lyophilized powder
Buffer before lyophilization: Tris/PBS based buffer, 6% trehalose, pH 8.0
We recommend that this vial be briefly centrifuged before opening to bring the contents to the bottom. Reconstitute protein in sterile deionized water at a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/mL. We recommend adding 5-50% glycerol (final concentration) and an aliquot for long-term storage at -20℃/-80℃. Our final default glycerol concentration is 50%. Customers could use it for reference.
Store at -20°C/-80°C upon receipt, need to be aliquoted for multiple uses. Avoid repeated cycles of freezing and thawing.
Shelf life is related to many factors, storage condition, buffer ingredients, storage temperature and the stability of the protein itself. Generally, the shelf life of the liquid form is 6 months at -20°C/-80°C. The shelf life of the lyophilized form is 12 months at -20°C/-80°C.
The delivery time may differ depending on the way or location of purchase, consult your local distributors for the specific delivery time.
Note: All of our proteins are shipped with regular blue ice packs by default. If you request shipping with dry ice, please contact us in advance and additional fees will be charged.
Repeated freezing and thawing is not recommended. Store working aliquots at 4°C for up to one week.
How are they recognized?
Orangutans are commonly called “red apes” as they have long, soft orange hair. His skin is dark grey. There is a difference in height, which varies from 1.30 m to 1.80 m, but the big difference is in weight, which ranges from 30 to 90 kg. An adult male can be three times as heavy as an adult female.
Orangutans are the largest arboreal animals in the world. As they mainly live high up in the trees, they have developed long arms (up to 2.25m) to help them swing through the forest. Both their feet and hands are incredibly dexterous and they have opposable thumbs like we do, making it easy to pick and peel fruit.