Cathepsin V cDNA ORF Clone, Human, N-His tag

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Cathepsin V cDNA ORF Clone, Human, N-His tag General Information
NCBI Ref Seq
RefSeq ORF Size
1005 bp
Full length Clone DNA of Human Human cathepsin L2 with N terminal His tag.
Enhanced CMV promoter
Tag Sequence
Sequencing Primers
Quality Control
The plasmid is confirmed by full-length sequencing.
Antibiotic in E.coli
Antibiotic in Mammalian cell
Stable or Transient mammalian expression
Storage & Shipping
Each tube contains lyophilized plasmid.
The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at ambient temperature for three months.

**Sino Biological guarantees 100% sequence accuracy of all synthetic DNA constructs we deliver, but we do not guarantee protein expression in your experimental system. Protein expression is influenced by many factors that may vary between experiments or laboratories.**

Cathepsin V cDNA ORF Clone, Human, N-His tag Alternative Names
CATL2 cDNA ORF Clone, Human;CTSL2 cDNA ORF Clone, Human;CTSU cDNA ORF Clone, Human;CTSV cDNA ORF Clone, Human;MGC125957 cDNA ORF Clone, Human
Cathepsin V Background Information

Cathepsin V (CTSV), also known as Cathepsin L2, CTSL2, and CATL2, is a member of the peptidase C1 family. It is predominantly expressed in the thymus and testis. Cathepsin V is also expressed in corneal epithelium, and to a lesser extent in conjuctival epithelium and skin. It is a lysosomal cysteine proteinase that may play an important role in corneal physiology. It has about 75% protein sequence identity to murine cathepsin L. The fold of this enzyme is similar to the fold adopted by other members of the papain superfamily of cysteine proteases. Cathepsin V has been recently described as highly homologous to Cathepsin L and exclusively expressed in human thymus and testis. Cathepsin V is the dominant cysteine protease in cortical human thymic epithelial cells, while Cathepsin L and Cathepsin S seem to be restricted to dendritic and macrophage-like cells. Active Cathepsin V in thymic lysosomal preparations was demonstrated by active-site labeling. Recombinant Cathepsin V was capable of converting Ii into CLIP efficiently, suggesting that it is the protease that controls the generation of alphabeta-CLIP complexes in the human thymus. Cathepsin V is the third elastolytic cysteine protease which exhibits the most potent elastase activity yet described among human proteases and that it is present in atherosclerotic plaque specimens. Cathepsin L2 may play a specialized role in the thymus and testis. Expression analysis of cathepsin L2 in human tumors revealed a widespread expression in colorectal and breast carcinomas but not in normal colon or mammary gland or in peritumoral tissues. Cathepsin L2 was also expressed by colorectal and breast cancer cell lines as well as by some tumors of diverse origin, including ovarian and renal carcinomas.

Full Name
cathepsin V
  • Itoh R, et al. (1999) Genomic organization and chromosomal localization of the human cathepsin L2 gene. DNA Res. 6(2): 137-40.
  • Tolosa E, et al. (2003) Cathepsin V is involved in the degradation of invariant chain in human thymus and is overexpressed in myasthenia gravis. J Clin Invest. 112(4): 517-26.
  • Yasuda Y, et al. (2004) Cathepsin V, a novel and potent elastolytic activity expressed in activated macrophages. J Biol Chem. 279(35): 36761-70.
  • Puzer L, et al. (2008) Cathepsin V, but not cathepsins L, B and K, may release angiostatin-like fragments from plasminogen. Biol Chem. 389(2): 195-200.
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