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Human Cathepsin A / CTSA Protein (His Tag)

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CTSAProtein Product Information
Synonym:CTSA, RP3-337O18.1, GLB2, GSL, NGBE, PPCA, PPGB
Protein Construction:A DNA sequence encoding the human cathepsin A isoform b (Met 1-Tyr 480) (NP_001121167.1) was expressed with a N-terminal signal peptide and a C-terminal polyhistidine tag.
Expressed Host:Human Cells
Form & Shipping:In general, recombinant proteins are provided as lyophilized powder which are shipped at ambient temperature.
Bulk packages of recombinant proteins are provided as frozen liquid. They are shipped out with blue ice unless customers require otherwise.
CTSAProtein QC Testing
Purity:> 90 % as determined by SDS-PAGE
Endotoxin:< 1.0 EU per μg of the protein as determined by the LAL method
Stability:Samples are stable for up to twelve months from date of receipt at -70℃
Predicted N Terminal:Ala 29
Molecule Mass:The secreted recombinant human CTSA existing as a single-chain form consists of 463 amino acids and has a predicted molecular mass of 53 kDa as estimated by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions.
Formulation:Lyophilized from sterile 25mM Tris, 0.15mM NaCl, pH 7.5
1. Normally 5 % - 8 % trehalose and mannitol are added as protectants before lyophilization. Specific concentrations are included in the hardcopy of COA.
2. Please contact us for any concerns or special requirements.
CTSAProtein Usage Guide
Storage:Store it under sterile conditions at -20℃ to -80℃. It is recommended that the protein be aliquoted for optimal storage. Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
Reconstitution:A hardcopy of COA with reconstitution instruction is sent along with the products. Please refer to it for detailed information.

Lysosomal carboxypeptidase, cathepsin A (protective protein, CathA), is a component of the lysosomal multienzyme complex along with beta-galactosidase (GAL) and sialidase Neu1, where it activates Neu1 and protects GAL and Neu1 against the rapid proteolytic degradation. Cathepsin A is a multicatalytic enzyme with deamidase and esterase in addition to carboxypeptidase activities. It was recently identified in human platelets as deamidase. In vitro, it hydrolyzes a variety of bioactive peptide hormones including tachykinins, suggesting that extralysosomal cathepsin A plays a role in regulation of bioactive peptide functions. It is a member of the alpha/beta hydrolase fold family and has been suggested to share a common ancestral relationship with other alpha/beta hydrolase fold enzymes, such as cholinesterases. Cathepsin A defects are linked to multiple forms of Galactosialidosis with a combined secondary deficiency of beta-galactosidase and neuraminidase. Cathepsin A is a key molecule in the onset of galactosialidosis and also highlight the therapeutic acts in vivo as an endothelin-1-inactivating enzyme and strongly confirm a crucial role of this enzyme in effective elastic fiber formation.

  • Hiraiwa M. (1999) Cathepsin A/protective protein: an unusual lysosomal multifunctional protein. Cell Mol Life Sci. 56(11-12): 894-907.
  • Yoshida T, et al. (2006) Comparative analysis of binding energy of chymostatin with human cathepsin A and its homologous proteins by molecular orbital calculation. J Chem Inf Model. 46(5): 2093-103.
  • Seyrantepe V, et al. (2008) Enzymatic activity of lysosomal carboxypeptidase (cathepsin) A is required for proper elastic fiber formation and inactivation of endothelin-1. Circulation. 117(15): 1973-81.
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