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Human GCAP1 / GUCA1A Protein (His & GST Tag)

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Human GUCA1A Protein Product Information
Synonym:GUCA1A, C6orf131, GCAP, GCAP1, GUCA1
Protein Construction:A DNA sequence encoding the human GUCA1A (P43080)( Met1-Gly201) was expressed the N-terminal polyhistidine-tagged GST tag at the N-terminus.
Expressed Host:Baculovirus-Insect 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 GUCA1A Protein QC Testing
Purity:> 95 % 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:Met
Molecule Mass:The secreted recombinant human GUCA1A consists of 438 amino acids and predicts a molecular mass of 50.7 KDa. The apparent molecular mass of the protein is approximately 42 KDa in SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions due to glycosylation.
Formulation:Lyophilized from sterile 20mM Tris, 500mM NaCl, 10% glycerol, 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 GUCA1A 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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GCAP1 / GUCA1A Background

GCAP 1 gene plays a role in the recovery of retinal photoreceptors from photobleaching. In the recovery phase, the phototransduction messeneger cGMP is replenished by retinal guanylyl cyclase-1 (GC1). GC1 is activated by decreasing Ca(2+) concentrations following photobleaching. The protein encoded by this gene, guanylyl cyclase activating protein 1 (GCAP 1), mediates the sensitivity of GC1 to Ca(2+) concentrations. GCAP 1 promotes activity of GC1 at low Ca(2+) concentrations and inhibits GC1 activity at high Ca(2+) concentrations. Mutations in GCAP 1 gene cause autosomal dominant cone dystrophy (COD3); a disease characterized by reduced visual acuity associated with progressive loss of color vision. GCAP 1 stimulates guanylyl cyclase 1 (GC1) when free calcium ions concentration is low and inhibits GC1 when free calcium ions concentration is elevated. This Ca(2+)-sensitive regulation of GC is a key event in recovery of the dark state of rod photoreceptors following light exposure.

Human GCAP1 / GUCA1A References
  • Surguchov A, et al. (1997) The human GCAP1 and GCAP2 genes are arranged in a tail-to-tail array on the short arm of chromosome 6 (p21.1). Genomics. 39(3):312-22.
  • Subbaraya I, et al. (1995) Molecular characterization of human and mouse photoreceptor guanylate cyclase-activating protein (GCAP) and chromosomal localization of the human gene. J Biol Chem. 269(49):31080-9.
  • Payne AM, et al. (1998) A mutation in guanylate cyclase activator 1A (GCAP 1) in an autosomal dominant cone dystrophy pedigree mapping to a new locus on chromosome 6p21.1. Hum Mol Genet. 7(2):273-7.
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