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Human QPCT Gene cDNA Clone (full-length ORF Clone)

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QPCTcDNA Clone Product Information
Gene Bank Ref.ID:BC047756
cDNA Size:1086
cDNA Description:ORF Clone of glutaminyl-peptide cyclotransferase DNA.
Gene Synonym:GCT, QC, sQC, QPCT
Species:Human
Vector:pGEM-T Vector
Restriction Site:
Tag Sequence:
Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence.
Shipping Carrier:Whatman FTA elute card (Cat: WB120410) contains 5-10 μg of plasmid.
Storage:The Whatman FTA elute card can be stored at room temperature for three months under dry condition.
pGEM-T vector information

The pGEM-T is 3kb in length, and contains the amplicin resistance gene, conferring selection of the plasmid in E. coli, and the ori site which is the bacterial origin of replication. The plasmid has multiple cloning sites as shown below. The coding sequence was inserted by TA cloning. Many E. coli strains are suitable for the propagation of this vector including JM109, DH5α and TOP10.

pGEM-T Simple Usage Suggestion:

The coding sequence can be easily obtained by digesting the vector with proper restriction enzyme(s). The coding sequence can also be amplified by PCR with M13 primers, or primer pair SP6 and T7.

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Background

Glutaminyl cyclase, also known as QPCT, can promote the N-terminal cyclization reaction of N-terminal pyroglutamate(pGlu). The pGlu formation from its glutaminyl precursor is required in the maturation of numerous bioactive peptides, while the aberrant formation of pGlu may be related to several pathological processes, such as osteoporosis and amyloidotic diseases. Glutaminyl cyclase's structure reveals an alpha/beta scaffold akin to that of two-zinc exopeptidases but with several insertions and deletions, particularly in the active-site region. Glutaminyl cyclase's amino acid sequence of this enzyme is 86% identical to that of bovine glutaminyl cyclase. It is responsible for the presence of pyroglutamyl residues in many neuroendocrine peptides.

References
  • Busby WH, et al. (1987) An enzyme(s) that converts glutaminyl-peptides into pyroglutamyl-peptides. Presence in pituitary, brain, adrenal medulla, and lymphocytes. J Biol Chem. 262(18):8532-6.
  • Bateman RC, et al. (2001) Evidence for essential histidines in human pituitary glutaminyl cyclase. Biochemistry. 40(37):11246-50.
  • Schilling S, et al. (2002) Heterologous expression and characterization of human glutaminyl cyclase: evidence for a disulfide bond with importance for catalytic activity. Biochemistry. 41 (35):10849-57.
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