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Human BCHE / Butyrylcholinesterase Protein (His Tag)

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Human BCHE Protein Product Information
Synonym:CHE1, E1
Protein Construction:A DNA sequence encoding the human BCHE (NP_000046.1) (Met 1-Leu 602) was expressed, fused with a polyhistidine tag at the C-terminus.
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 BCHE Protein QC Testing
Purity:> 97 % as determined by SDS-PAGE
Bio-Activity:Measured by its ability to cleave Butyrylthiocholine . The specific activity is >50,000 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:Glu 29
Molecule Mass:The recombinant human BCHE consists of 585 amino acids and has a predicted molecular mass of 66.5 kDa. In SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions, the apparent molecular mass of rh BCHE is approximately 85-95 kDa due to glycosylation.
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 BCHE 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.
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BCHE/Butyrylcholinesterase Background

Butyrylcholinesterase (BCHE), also known as cholinesterase or BuChE, is an enzyme defined as "pseudo" or "non-neuronal" cholinesterase. Butyrylcholinesterase (BCHE) is widely distributed in the nervous system as well as blood plasma. It is constitutively similar to the neuronal acetylcholinesterase, and is a non-specific cholinesterase which hydrolyses many different choline esters. Butyrylcholinesterase (BCHE) is a glycoprotein of 4 identical subunits, that were arranged as a dimer of dimers with each dimer composed of two identical subunits joined by interchain disulfide bonds. Butyrylcholinesterase (BCHE) behaves principally similar to the true enzyme and thus can play a similar role in nerve conduction, although it participates probably only in relatively slow conductive processes and could be involved in other nervous system functions and in neurodegenerative diseases. It can hydrolyze toxic esters such as cocaine or scavenge organophosphorus pesticides and nerve agents. Purified human serum cholinesterase combines in its active surface an anionic and an esteratic site, similar to true cholinesterase. It has been demonstrated that butyrylcholinesterase (BCHE) may have a greater role in cholinergic transmission than previously surmised, making BChE inhibition an important therapeutic goal in Alzheimer's disease.

Human BCHE/Butyrylcholinesterase References
  • Lockridge O. (1988) Structure of human serum cholinesterase. Bio Essays. 9(4):125-8.
  • Mesulam M, et al. (2002) Widely Spread Butyrylcholinesterase Can Hydrolyze Acetylcholine in the Normal and Alzheimer Brain. Neurobiology of Disease. 9(1): 88-93.
  • Nicolet Y, et al. (2003) Crystal Structure of Human Butyrylcholinesterase and of Its Complexes with Substrate and Products. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 278: 41141-7.
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