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Human ALDH1A1 Gene cDNA Clone (full-length ORF Clone), expression ready, N-HA-tagged

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ALDH1A1cDNA Clone Product Information
cDNA Size:1506
cDNA Description:ORF Clone of Homo sapiens aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family, member A1 DNA.
Gene Synonym:ALDC, ALDH1, PUMB1, ALDH11, RALDH1, ALDH-E1, MGC2318, ALDH1A1
Restriction Site:
Sequence Description:
Shipping_carrier:Each tube contains approximately 10 μg of lyophilized plasmid.
Storage:The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at ambient temperature for three months.
pCMV3-N-HA Vector Information
Vector Name pCMV3-N-HA
Vector Size 6101bp
Vector Type Mammalian Expression Vector
Expression Method Constiutive, Stable / Transient
Promoter CMV
Antibiotic Resistance Kanamycin
Selection In Mammalian Cells Hygromycin
Protein Tag HA
Sequencing Primer Forward:T7(TAATACGACTCACTATAGGG)

pCMV3-N-HA Physical Map
Schematic of pCMV3-N-HA Multiple Cloning Sites

HA Tag Info

Human influenza hemagglutinin (HA) is a surface glycoprotein required for the infectivity of the human virus. The HA tag is derived from the HA-molecule corresponding to amino acids 98-106 has been extensively used as a general epitope tag in expression vectors. Many recombinant proteins have been engineered to express the HA tag, which does not appear to interfere with the bioactivity or the biodistribution of the recombinant protein. This tag facilitates the detection, isolation, and purification of the proteins.

The actual HA tag is as follows: 5' TAC CCA TAC GAT GTT CCA GAT TAC GCT 3' or 5' TAT CCA TAT GAT GTT CCA GAT TAT GCT 3' The amino acid sequence is: YPYDVPDYA.

Human ALDH1A1 Gene cDNA Clone (full-length ORF Clone), expression ready, N-HA-tagged on other vectors
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Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 family, member A1 (ALDH1A1), also known as Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 (ALDH1), or Retinaldehyde Dehydrogenase 1 (RALDH1), is an enzyme that is expressed at high levels in stem cells and that has been suggested to regulate stem cell function. The retinaldehyde dehydrogenase (RALDH) subfamily of ALDHs, composed of ALDH1A1, ALDH1A2, ALDH1A3, and ALDH8A1, regulate development by catalyzing retinoic acid biosynthesis. The ALDH1A1 protein belongs to the aldehyde dehydrogenases family of proteins. Aldehyde dehydrogenase is the second enzyme of the major oxidative pathway of alcohol metabolism. ALDH1A1 also belongs to the group of corneal crystallins that help maintain the transparency of the cornea. Increased ALDH1A1 activity has been found in the stem cell populations of leukemia and some solid tumors. In tumor specimens, increased ALDH1A1 immunopositivity was found not only in secretory type cancer epithelial cells but also in neuroendocrine tumor populations. ALDH1 has been identified as a reliable marker of breast cancer stem cells. ALDH1 expression in primary cancer is an independent prognostic factor in node-positive breast cancer patients. ALDH1A1 plays a key role in normal hematopoiesis, and as a TLX1 transcriptional target, ALDH1A1 may contribute to the ability of this homeoprotein to alter cell fate and induce tumor growth.

  • Li T, et al. (2010). ALDH1A1 is a marker for malignant prostate stem cells and predictor of prostate cancer patients' outcome. Lab Invest. 90(2): 234-44.
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  • Rahman FB, et al. (2006) Uncompetitive inhibition of Xenopus laevis aldehyde dehydrogenase 1A1 by divalent cations. Zoolog Sci. 23(3): 239-44.
  • Jester JV, et al. (1999). The cellular basis of corneal transparency: evidence for corneal crystallins. J Cell Sci. 112 ( Pt 5): 613-22.