Product Specifications for Recombinant Mouse Carboxypeptidase A4/CPA4 Protein, CF
Mouse myeloma cell line, NS0-derived mouse Carboxypeptidase A4/CPA4 protein Gly17-Tyr420, with a C-terminal 10-His tag Accession # Q6P8K8
>95%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by silver stain
<1.0 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.
N-terminal sequence Analysis
Predicted Molecular Mass
48 kDa, reducing conditions
Measured by its ability to cleave the colorimetric peptide substrate Ac-Phe-Thiaphe-OH in the presence of 5,5’Dithio-bis (2-nitrobenzoic acid) (DTNB). Edwards, K.M. et al. (1999) J. Biol. Chem. 274:30468. The specific activity is >400 pmol/min/µg, as measured under the described conditions.
Formulation, Preparation and Storage
What does CF mean?
CF stands for Carrier Free (CF). We typically add Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) as a carrier protein to our
Adding a carrier protein enhances protein stability, increases shelf-life, and allows the recombinant
protein to be stored at a more dilute concentration.
The carrier free version does not contain BSA.
What formulation is right for me?
In general, we advise purchasing the recombinant protein with BSA for use in cell or tissue culture, or
as an ELISA standard.
In contrast, the carrier free protein is recommended for applications, in which the presence of BSA
Supplied as a 0.2 μm filtered solution in Tris and NaCl.
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: Carboxypeptidase A4/CPA4
Carboxypeptidase A4 encoded by the CPA4 gene is a member of the metallocarobxypeptidase family that cleaves the C-terminal amide or ester bond of peptides that have a free C-terminal carboxyl group. The deduced amino acid sequence of mouse CPA4 consists of a signal peptide (residues 1 to 16), a pro region (residue 17 to 113), and a mature chain (residues 114 to 420). The purified recombinant mouse CPA4 corresponds mainly to the pro form, which can be activated and assayed under the conditions described in the Activity Assay Protocol.
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