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Recombinant Human MAT2A His-tag Protein, CF

Bio-Techne includes R&D Systems | Catalog # 10315-MA

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E. coli

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Enzyme Activity

Product Specifications


E. coli-derived human MAT2A protein
with an N-terminal Met and 6-His tag


>95%, by SDS-PAGE visualized with Silver Staining and quantitative densitometry by Coomassie® Blue Staining.

Endotoxin Level

<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.

N-terminal Sequence Analysis


Predicted Molecular Mass

44 kDa


48-55 kDa, under reducing conditions


Measured via hydrolysis of ATP during synthesis of S-adenosylmethionine.
The specific activity is >85 pmol/min/μg, as measured under the described conditions.

Formulation, Preparation and Storage

Formulation Supplied as a 0.2 μm filtered solution in Tris, NaCl, TCEP and Glycerol.
Shipping The product is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 6 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after opening.

Background: MAT2A

S-adenosylmethionine synthase 2 (MAT2A), also known as methionine adenosyltransferase 2, is a member of the AdoMet synthase family, essential magnesium- and potassium-dependent enzymes that catalyze the formation of S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) which is required for methylation of nucleic acids, phospholipids, histones, biologic amines and proteins (1). MAT2A, the primarily extrahepatic-expressed 395 amino acid isoform has 84% sequence identity to the MAT1A isoform which is exclusively expressed in the liver (1). MAT2A is found in the cytosol and also in the nucleus where it can function as a transcriptional regulator (2, 3). MAT2A primarily exists in active dimeric conformation composed of two monomeric subunits that contribute residues to form two active sites at the subunit interface (4). The MAT2A structure contains a gating loop, common to both alpha isoforms, that regulates access to the active site (4). Association of MAT2A with a regulatory MAT2B subunit can lead to formation of a tetramer with increased function and stability (5, 6). MAT proteins play important roles in chronic liver disease and a switch in their expression patterns is observed in liver cancers (7). MAT2A is induced in hepatocarcinogenesis as a marker of rapid liver growth (1, 8, 9). Lower SAMe levels resulting from the MAT isoform switch results in proliferative signaling in the liver (10). In extrahepatic cancer cells, increased MAT2A supplies SAMe for polyamine biosynthesis and can act as a transcription factor for BCL-2 as well as physically interacting to promote stability (3). MAT2A is elevated in several cancers including colon (11), gastric (12), pancreatic (6), and prostate (6) leading to enhancement of tumor migration and invasion (6).  MAT2A inhibition is a marker and proposed target for cancer therapy (6, 11-14).


  1. Lu, S. C. et al. (2012) Physiol. Rev. 92:1515.
  2. Katoh, Y. et al. (2011) Mol. Cell. 41:554.
  3. Tomasi, M. l. et al. (2015) Oncotarget 6:37706.
  4. Shafqat, N. et al. (2013) Biochem. J. 452:27.
  5. Halim, A. B. et al. (1999) J. Biol. Chem. 274:29720.
  6. Tomasi, M. L. et al. (2017) Oncotarget 8:78851.
  7. Murray, B. et al. (2019) World J. Gastroenterol. 25:4300.
  8. Yang, H. et al. (2001) FASEB J. 15:1507.
  9. Rodriguez, J. L. et al. (2007) Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol. 39:842.
  10. Cai, J. et al. (1998) Cancer Res. 58:1444.
  11. Chen, H. et al. (2007) Gastroenterology 133:207.
  12. Zhang, T. et al. (2013) Acta Histochem. 115:48.
  13. Lo, T. F. et al. (2013) PLoS One 8:e75628.
  14. Quinlan, C. L. et al. (2017) Nat. Chem. Biol. 13:785.

Long Name

Methionine Adenosyltransferase 2A

Alternate Names


Entrez Gene IDs

4144 (Human); 232087 (Mouse)

Gene Symbol



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