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Human PAH ORF mammalian expression plasmid, N-Myc tag

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Human PAH cDNA Clone Product Information
Gene_bank_ref_id:NM_000277.1
RefSeq ORF Size:1359bp
cDNA Description:Full length Clone DNA of Homo sapiens phenylalanine hydroxylase with N terminal Myc tag.
Gene Synonym:PH, PKU, PKU1, PAH
Species:Human
Vector:pCMV3-N-Myc
Plasmid:
Restriction Site:
Tag Sequence:Myc Tag Sequence: GAGCAGAAACTCATCTCAGAAGAGGATCTG
Sequence Description:
Sequencing primers:T7(TAATACGACTCACTATAGGG) BGH(TAGAAGGCACAGTCGAGG)
Promoter:Enhanced CMV mammalian cell promoter
Application:Stable or Transient mammalian expression
Antibiotic in E.coli:Kanamycin
Antibiotic in mammalian cell:Hygromycin
Shipping_carrier:Each tube contains lyophilized plasmid.
Storage:The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at room temperature for three months.
Myc Tag Info

A myc tag is a polypeptide protein tag derived from the c-myc gene product that can be added to a protein using recombinant DNA technology. It can be used for affinity chromatography, then used to separate recombinant, overexpressed protein from wild type protein expressed by the host organism. It can also be used in the isolation of protein complexes with multiple subunits.

A myc tag can be used in many different assays that require recognition by an antibody. If there is no antibody against the studied protein, adding a myc-tag allows one to follow the protein with an antibody against the Myc epitope. Examples are cellular localization studies by immunofluorescence or detection by Western blotting.

The peptide sequence of the myc-tag is: N-EQKLISEEDL-C (1202 Da). It can be fused to the C-terminus and the N-terminus of a protein. It is advisable not to fuse the tag directly behind the signal peptide of a secretory protein, since it can interfere with translocation into the secretory pathway.

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Background

PAH (phenylalanine hydroxylase), also known as PH, belongs to the biopterin-dependent aromatic amino acid hydroxylase family. It contains 1 ACT domain, N-terminal region of PAH is thought to contain allosteric binding sites for phenylalanine and to constitute an "inhibitory" domain that regulates the activity of a catalytic domain in the C-terminal portion of the molecule. In humans, PAH is expressed both in the liver and the kidney, and there is some indication that it may be differentially regulated in these tissues. PAH catalyzes the hydroxylation of the aromatic side-chain of phenylalanine to generate tyrosine. It is one of three members of the pterin-dependent amino acid hydroxylases, a class of monooxygenase that uses tetrahydrobiopterin and a non-heme iron for catalysis. Defects in PAH are the cause of phenylketonuria (PKU). PKU is an autosomal recessive inborn error of phenylalanine metabolism, due to severe phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency. It is characterized by blood concentrations of phenylalanine persistently above 1200 mumol.

References
  • Fitzpatrick PF, et al. (1999) Tetrahydropterin-dependent amino acid hydroxylases. Annu Rev Biochem. 68:355-81.
  • Olsson E, et al. (2011) Formation of the iron-oxo hydroxylating species in the catalytic cycle of aromatic amino acid hydroxylases. Chemistry. 17(13):3746-58.
  • Bassan A, et al. (2003) Mechanism of aromatic hydroxylation by an activated FeIVO core in tetrahydrobiopterin-dependent hydroxylases. Chemistry. 9(17):4055-67.
  • Panay AJ, et al. (2011) Evidence for a high-spin Fe(IV) species in the catalytic cycle of a bacterial phenylalanine hydroxylase. Biochemistry. 50(11):1928-33.
  • Bassan A, et al. (2003) Mechanism of dioxygen cleavage in tetrahydrobiopterin-dependent amino acid hydroxylases. Chemistry. 9(1):106-15.
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