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Human Cathepsin D / CTSD Protein (His Tag)

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CTSDProtein Product Information
Synonym:CLN10, CPSD, MGC2311
Protein Construction:A DNA sequence encoding the pro form of human CTSD (P07339) (Met 1-Leu 412) was fused with a polyhistidine tag at the C-terminus.
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.
CTSDProtein QC Testing
Purity:> 97 % as determined by SDS-PAGE
Bio-Activity:Measured by its ability to bind biotinylated human CTSS-His (Cat:10487-H08H) in a functional ELISA.
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 19
Molecule Mass:The secreted recombinant human CTSD (pro form) consists of 405 amino acids and has a predicted molecular mass of 44 kDa. As a result of different glycosylation, the apparent molecular mass of rhCTSD is approximately 40-110 kDa in SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions.
Formulation:Lyophilized from sterile 25mM MES, 150mM NaCl, pH 6.5
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.
CTSDProtein 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.

Cathepsin D (CTSD), a well known lysosomal aspartyl protease and belongs to the peptidase C1 family, which is a normal and major component of lysosomes, and is found in almost all cells and tissues of mammals. Its mostly described function is intracellular catabolism in lysosomal compartments, other physiological effect include hormone and antigen processing. Cathepsin D has a specificity similar to but narrower than that of pepsin A. Cathepsin D plays an important role in the degradation of proteins, the generation of bioactive proteins, antigen processing, etc. Among different role in cell physiology, a new function of this enzyme is examined. Cathepsin D is an important regulator of apoptotic pathways in cells. It acts at different stage of intrinsic and extrinsic pathway of apoptosis. In addition, CTSD secreted from human prostate carcinoma cells are responsible for the generation of angiostatin, a potent endogenous inhibitor of angiogenesis, suggesting its contribution to the prevention of tumor growth and angiogenesis-dependent growth of metastases.

  • Fusek M, et al. (2005) Dual role of cathepsin D: ligand and protease. Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 149(1): 43-50.
  • Minarowska A, et al. (2007) Regulatory role of cathepsin D in apoptosis. Folia Histochem Cytobiol. 45(3): 159-63.
  • Zaidi N, et al. (2008) Cathepsin D: a cellular roadmap. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 376(1): 5-9.
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