Follistatin-like 3 (FSTL3) is an endogenous antagonist against transforming growth factor-β family ligands. Monovalent FSTL3-Fc fusion protein (mono-FSTL3-Fc) generated with knobs-into-holes technology overcomes limitations of current anti-myostatin therapies. We have developed a facile protocol for affinity purification of the Fc-fused protein from the supernatant of HEK293T cells stably expressing the protein. This protocol is advantageous by only requiring readily accessible equipment. We further outline the steps for validation of mono-FSTL3-Fc increasing systemic muscle mass in mice after intraperitoneal administration. For complete details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to Ozawa et al. (2021).
Keywords: Developmental biology; Health Sciences; Microscopy; Model Organisms; Protein expression and purification.
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