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Human PCSK1 Gene cDNA clone plasmid

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Human PCSK1 cDNA Clone Product Information
Gene_bank_ref_id:NM_000439.4
RefSeq ORF Size:2262bp
cDNA Description:Full length Clone DNA of Homo sapiens proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 1.
Gene Synonym:PC1, PC3, NEC1, SPC3, BMIQ12, PCSK1
Species:Human
Vector:pMD18-T Simple Vector
Plasmid:pMD-PCSK1
Restriction Site:
Tag Sequence:
Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence except for the point mutation 1993C/G and 2069G/C resulting in the amino acid Gln substitution by Glu and Ser substitution by Thr.
Sequencing primers:M13-47 and RV-M
Promoter:
Application:
Antibiotic in E.coli:
Antibiotic in mammalian cell:
Shipping_carrier:Each tube contains lyophilized plasmid.
Storage:The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at room temperature for three months.
pMD18-T Simple Vector Information

pMD18-T Simple Vector is a high-efficiency TA cloning vector constructed from pUC18, of which the initial multiple cloning sites (MCS) were destroyed. Thus the cDNA should be amplified by PCR with primers containing a restriction site for subclone. Competent cells appropriate for pUC18 are also appropriated for the Vector, e.g. JM109, DH5α, TOP10. The pMD18-T Simple Vector is 2.6kb in size. Selection of the plasmid in E. coli is conferred by the ampicillin resistance gene. The coding sequence was inserted by TA cloning at site 425.

pMD18-T Simple Usage Suggestion

The coding sequence can be amplified by PCR with M13-47 and RV-M primers.

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Background

Neuroendocrine convertase 1, also known as Prohormone convertase 1, Proprotein convertase 1, PCSK1 and NEC1, is an enzyme which belongs to the peptidase S8 family and Furin subfamily. PCSK1 is an enzyme that performs the proteolytic cleavage of prohormones to their intermediate (or sometimes completely cleaved) forms. It is present only in neuroendocrine cells such as brain, pituitary and adrenal, and most often cleaves after a pair of basic residues within prohormones but can occasionally cleave after a single arginine. It binds to a protein known as proSAAS, which also represents its endogenous inhibitor. PCSK1 is involved in the processing of hormone and other protein precursors at sites comprised of pairs of basic amino acid residues. PCSK1 substrates include POMC, renin, enkephalin, dynorphin, somatostatin and insulin. Defects in PCSK1 are the cause of proprotein convertase 1 deficiency (PC1 deficiency). PC1 deficiency is characterized by obesity, hypogonadism, hypoadrenalism, reactive hypoglycemia as well as marked small-intestinal absorptive dysfunction. It is due to impaired processing of prohormones.

References
  • Jackson RS. et al., 2003, J. Clin. Invest. 112:1550-60.
  • Farooqi I.S. et al., 2007, J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 92: 3369-73.
  • Benzinou,M. et al., 2008,Nat Genet. 40 (8):943-5.
  • Benzinou M. et al., 2008, Nat. Genet. 40:943-5.
  • Renström F, et al., 2009, Hum. Mol. Genet. 18 (8): 1489-96.
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