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Mouse CTSD qPCR primer pairs

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CTSDqPCR Product Information
Gene Synonym:CD, CatD, Ctsd
PCR_SIZE (bp):
QPCR Primer Description:Verified forward and reverse primers for analyzing the quantitative expression of gene
Quality Control:The primer mix has been verified to generate satisfactory qPCR data on Roche LightCycler480
Shipping_carrier:1 vial of lyophilized qPCR primer mix (1 nmol each primer, sufficient for 200 numbers of 25 μl reactions) is shipped at ambiente temperatura.
Storage:The lyophilized product is stable for one year from date of receipt when stored at -20℃.
The suspended product is stable for six months from date of receipt when stored at -20℃.

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Sino biological qEASY qPCR primer pairs are used for SYBR Green-based real-time RT-PCR, The primers are designed by using SBI's proprietary primer design algorithm. Our primer collection covers the entire human genomes. It can be widely applied in the quantitative analysis of gene expression.

Unique Primer Design

To avoid genomic DNA amplification, at least one primer is designed crosses the junction of exons according to the conserved region of a specific gene with all variants.

Strict Validation Process

Confirmed in positive organizations; screened the primer with high specificity and high sensitivity.

Uniform PCR conditions, Saving time and cost

~100% amplification curve, ensuring the accuracy of the RNA quantitative


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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