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Human Urokinase / PLAU (activated by trypsin) Protein (His Tag)

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Human PLAU/uPA Protein Product Information
Synonym:PLAU, ATF, UPA, URK, u-PA
Protein Construction:A DNA sequence encoding the human PLAU (NP_002649.1) (Met 1-Leu 431) with a C-terminal polyhistidine tag was expressed. The purified protein was activated by trypsin in vitro.
Expressed Host:Human Cells
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.
Human PLAU/uPA Protein QC Testing
Purity:> 97 % as determined by SDS-PAGE
Bio-Activity:Measured by its ability to cleave a peptide substrate, N-carbobenzyloxy-Gly-Gly-Arg-7-amido-4-methylcoumarin (Z-GGR-AMC). The specific activity is >2000 pmoles/min/μg.
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:Ser 21
Molecule Mass:The secreted recombinant human PLAU comprises 422 amino acids with a predicted molecular mass of 46 kDa. As a result of glycosylation and cleavage, rhPLAU migrates as three bands corresponding to the long α chain, β chain and unprocessed full-length PLAU with the molecular mass of 18, 32 and 50 kDa respectively in SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions.
Formulation:Lyophilized from sterile PBS, pH 7.4
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.
Human PLAU/uPA Protein 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.
Human PLAU/uPA Protein SDS-PAGE
Human Urokinase / PLAU (activated by trypsin) Protein (His Tag) SDS-PAGE
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Urokinase/PLAU Background

Plasminogen activator, urokinase, also known as PLAU and uPA, is a serine protease which converts plasminogen to plasmin, a broad-spectrum protease active on extracellular matrix (ECM) components. It is involved in complement activation, cell migration, wound healing, and generation of localized extracellular proteolysis during tissue remodelling, pro-hormone conversion, carcinogenesis and neoplasia. Like many components of the blood coagulation, fibrinolytic and complement cascades, uPA has a modular structure, including three conserved domains: a growth factor-like domain (GFD, residues 1-49), a kringle domain (residues 50-131), linked by an interdomain linker or "connecting peptide" (CP, residues 132-158) to the serine protease domain (residues 159-411). uPA and its receptor (uPAR) have been implicated in a broad spectrum of pathophysiological processes, including fibrinolysis, proteolysis, inflammation, atherogenesis and plaque destabilization, all of which are involved in the pathogenesis of MI (myocardial infarction). The role of uPA is not only linked to its action as an enzyme. In fact, the mere binding of uPA on the cell surface also brings about two events that broaden the spectrum of its biological functions: (1) a conformational change of the receptor, which, in turn, affects its interaction with other proteins; (2) a signal transduction which modulates the expression of apoptosis-related genes. Besides its applications as a thrombolytic agent and as a prognostic marker for tumors, uPA may provide the basis for other therapies, as the structure of the receptor-binding domain of uPA has become a model for the design of anti-cancer molecules. Because of the causal involvment of uPA in cancer invasion and metastasis, the blockade of uPA interactions and activity with specific inhibitors is of interest for novel strategies in cancer therapy.

Human Urokinase/PLAU References
  • Crippa MP. (2007) Urokinase-type plasminogen activator. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 39(4): 690-4.
  • Kunamneni A, et al. (2008) Urokinase-a very popular cardiovascular agent. Recent Pat Cardiovasc Drug Discov. 3(1): 45-58.
  • Vincenza Carriero M, et al. (2009) Structure, function and antagonists of urokinase-type plasminogen activator. Front Biosci. 14: 3782-94.
  • Xu J, et al. (2010) Association of putative functional variants in the PLAU gene and the PLAUR gene with myocardial infarction. Clin Sci (Lond). 119(8): 353-9.
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