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Recombinant Human PSAT1 His-tag Protein, CF

Catalog # 10342-PS | R&D Systems, Inc. a Bio-Techne Brand
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E. coli




Enzyme Activity

Product Specifications


E. coli-derived human PSAT1 protein
with a C-terminal 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

41 kDa


40 kDa, under reducing conditions


Measured by its ability to produce 3-phosphooxypyruvate.
The specific activity is >130 pmol/min/μg, as measured under the described conditions.

Scientific Data Images for Recombinant Human PSAT1 His-tag Protein, CF

Recombinant Human PSAT1 His-tag Protein Enzyme Activity

Recombinant Human PSAT1 His-tag Protein Enzyme Activity

Recombinant Human PSAT1 His-tag (Catalog # 10342-PS) is measured by its ability to produce 3-phosphooxypyruvate.
Recombinant Human PSAT1 His-tag Protein SDS-PAGE

Recombinant Human PSAT1 His-tag Protein SDS-PAGE

2 μg/lane of Recombinant Human PSAT1 His-tag (Catalog # 10342-PS) was resolved with SDS-PAGE under reducing (R) and non-reducing (NR) conditions and visualized by Coomassie® Blue staining, showing a band at 40 kDa under reducing conditions.

Formulation, Preparation and Storage

Formulation Supplied as a 0.2 μm filtered solution in MES and NaCl.
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: PSAT1

Phosphoserine aminotransferase (PSAT1), a pyridoxal-phosphate (PLP)-dependent cytosolic protein catalyzes the conversion of 3-phosphohydroxypyruvate into phosphoserine; the reversible second step in the de novo serine synthesis pathway. PSAT1 forms an active a/b domain structure homodimer where each monomer is 40 kDa and 370 amino acids (1). PSAT1 contains a catalytic lysine and bound PLP in the active site. Although serine is considered a nonessential amino acid, de novo synthesis is essential in the brain due to insufficient delivery through the blood brain barrier. PSAT1 expression is concentrated in brain, liver, kidney, and pancreas suggesting these tissues are primary sites for de novo serine synthesis (2). Mutations in PSAT1 can cause Neu-Laxova syndrome, a serine-deficiency disorder (3). PSAT1 has been reported to signal through the GSK3beta/beta-catenin pathway (4, 5), regulate alpha keto-glutarate in a role essential for embryonic stem cell self-renewal and pluripotency (6) and promote migratory metastasis and proliferation in roles independent of serine synthesis (7,8). PSAT1 is up-regulated and associated with poor prognosis in several cancers including nasopharyngeal (9), breast (10), and esophageal squamous carcinoma (11). PSAT1 has been proposed as a promising target for tumor suppression in colorectal, esophageal, and breast cancers (8, 12, 13). It has been proposed as a target in brain tumors through a novel stabilization mechanism (14) and for inhibition of the serine production pathway in tuberculosis (15).


  1. Singh, R. S. et al. (2019) Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 132:1012.
  2. Baek, J. Y. et al. (2003) Biochem. J. 373:191.
  3. Acuna-Hidalgo, R. et al. (2014) Am. J. Hum. Genet. 95:285.
  4. Gao, S. et al. (2017) J. Exp. Clin. Cancer Res. 36:179.
  5. Dai, J. et al. (2019) J. Transl. Med. 17:190.
  6. Hwang, I. Y. et al. (2016) Cell Metab. 24:494.
  7. Yang, Y. et al. (2015) Int. J. Cancer 136:E39.
  8. Metcalf, S. et al. (2019) Clin. Exp. Metastasis. [epub ahead of print] 
  9. Liao, K. M. et al. (2016) J. Cancer 7:1088.
  10. De Marchi, T. et al. (2017) Sci. Rep. 7:2099.
  11. Liu, B. et al. (2016) Cell Physiol. Biochem. 39:395.
  12. Yang, Y. et al. (2018) Cancer Manag. Res. 10:6537.
  13. Sun, C. et al. (2018) Cancer Manag. Res. 10:4581.
  14. Jiang, J. et al. (2019) Autophagy. [epub ahead of print] 
  15. Haufroid, M. and Wouters, J. (2019) Pharmaceuticals 12:E66.

Long Name

Phosphoserine Aminotransferase 1

Alternate Names


Entrez Gene IDs

29968 (Human); 107272 (Mouse)

Gene Symbol



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