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Human AKR1B1 Protein (His Tag)

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AKR1B1Protein Product Information
Synonym:ADR, ALDR1, ALR2, AR, MGC1804
Protein Construction:A DNA sequence encoding the human AKR1B1 (P15121) (Met 1-Phe 316) was expressed, with a polyhistidine tag at the N-terminus.
Expressed Host:E. coli
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.
AKR1B1Protein QC Testing
Purity:> 90 % as determined by SDS-PAGE
Endotoxin:Please contact us for more information.
Stability:Samples are stable for up to twelve months from date of receipt at -70℃
Predicted N Terminal:Met
Molecule Mass:The recombinant human AKR1B1 comprises 332 amino acids and has a predicted molecular mass of 37.9 kDa. It migrates as an approximately 36 kDa band in SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions.
Formulation:Lyophilized from sterile PBS, 20% glycerol, 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.
AKR1B1Protein 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.

Aldose reductase (AKR1B1) belongs to the aldo/keto reductase superfamily. AKR1B1 is a NADPH-dependent aldo-keto reductase best known as the rate-limiting enzyme of the polyol pathway. Expression of AKR1B1 was the highest in lens and retina. It is the first enzyme in the polyol pathway through which glucose is converted to sorbitol which is important for the function of various organs in the body, and has been implicated in the etiology of diabetic complications. AKR1B1 is quite abundant in the collecting tubule cells and thought to provide protection against hypertonic environment. Some human tissues contain AKR1B1 as well as AKR1B10, a closely related member of the aldo-keto reductase superfamily. 

  • Huang SP, et al. (2010) Aldo-Keto Reductases in the Eye. Journal of Ophthalmology. 326 (3): 625-36.
  • Aida K, et al. (2000) Disruption of Aldose Reductase Gene (Akr1b1) Causes Defect in Urinary Concentrating Ability and Divalent Cation Homeostasis. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.277 (2): 281-6.
  • Liao CS, et al. (2009) Regulation of AKR1B1 by thyroid hormone and its receptors. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. 307 (1-2): 109-17.
  • Baba SP, et al. (2009) Posttranslational glutathiolation of aldose reductase (AKR1B1): A possible mechanism of protein recovery from S-nitrosylation. Chemico-Biological Interactions. 178 (1-3): 250-8.
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