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Human THOP1 Gene cDNA Clone (full-length ORF Clone)

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THOP1cDNA Clone Product Information
cDNA Size:2070
cDNA Description:ORF Clone of Homo sapiens thimet oligopeptidase 1 DNA.
Gene Synonym:TOP, MP78, EP24.15, MEPD_HUMAN
Vector:pMD18-T Simple Vector
Restriction Site:
Tag Sequence:
Sequence Description:Identical with the Gene Bank Ref. ID sequence.
Shipping_carrier:Each tube contains approximately 10 μg of lyophilized plasmid.
Storage:The lyophilized plasmid can be stored at ambient 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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THOP1, also known as Thimet oligopeptidase 1, Thimet oligopeptidase, EC, or EP24.15, is a zinc(II) endopeptidase implicated in the processing of numerous physiological peptides. As an intracellular enzyme, highly expressed in the brain, kidneys and neuroendocrine tissue, THOP1 has been proposed to metabolize peptides within cells, thereby affecting antigen presentation and G protein-coupled receptor signal transduction. Its substrates is gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH), an important hypothalamic hormone that regulates the synthesis and release of oestradiol and facilitates female sexual behaviour. THOP1 against toxic effects of Abeta in the early stages of Alzheimer disease (AD) pathology, and suggest that the observed increase in THOP1 expression might be part of a compensatory defense mechanism of the brain against an increased Abeta load.

  • Cyr NE, et al. (2010) Nuclear Thimet oligopeptidase is coexpressed with oestrogen receptor alpha in hypothalamic cells and regulated by oestradiol in female mice. J Neuroendocrinol. 22(8): 936-43.
  • Berti DA, et al. (2009) Analysis of intracellular substrates and products of thimet oligopeptidase in human embryonic kidney 293 cells. J Biol Chem. 284(21): 14105-16.
  • Russo LC, et al. (2009) Interaction with calmodulin is important for the secretion of thimet oligopeptidase following stimulation. FEBS J. 276(16): 4358-71.
  • Pollio G, et al. (2008) Increased expression of the oligopeptidase THOP1 is a neuroprotective response to Abeta toxicity. Neurobiol Dis. 31(1): 145-58.
  • Bruce LA, et al. (2008) Hydrogen bond residue positioning in the 599-611 loop of thimet oligopeptidase is required for substrate selection. FEBS J. 275(22): 5607-17.
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