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Mouse MEP1A Gene cDNA Clone (full-length ORF Clone)

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MEP1AcDNA Clone Product Information
Gene_bank_ref_id:NM_008585.2
cDNA Size:2283
cDNA Description:ORF Clone of Mus musculus meprin 1 alpha DNA.
Gene Synonym:Mep1, Mep-1, Mep-1a, AI098089, AW107200, Mep1a
Species:Mouse
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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Background

Meprin A subunit alpha, also known as MEP1A, and Endopeptidase-2, is a single-pass type I  membrane protein which belongs to the peptidase M12A family. MEP1A contains one EGF-like domain, one MAM domain, and one MATH domain. Meprins are unique plasma membrane and secreted metalloproteinases that are highly regulated at the transcriptional and post-translational levels. Meprin alpha and beta subunits are abundantly expressed in kidney and intestinal epithelial cells, are secreted into the urinary tract and intestinal lumen, and are found in leukocytes and cancer cells under certain conditions. Meprins are capable of proteolytically degrading extracellular matrix proteins, proteolytically processing bioactive proteins, and play a role in inflammatory processes. Meprin A and B are highly regulated, secreted and cell-surface homo- and hetero-oligomeric enzymes. Meprins are abundantly expressed in kidney and intestine. The multidomain alpha and beta subunits have high sequence identity. They have very different substrate specificities, oligomerization potentials and are differentially regulated. Meprin A appears to be an important therapeutic target and urinary excretion appears to be a potential biomarker of acute kidney injury ( AKI ).

References
  • Bertenshaw,GP. et al., 2002, Biol Chem. 383 (7-8):1175-83.
  • Bond, JS. et al., 2005, FEBS Lett. 579 (15): 3317-22.
  • Herzog, C. et al., 2007, Kidney Int. 71 (10): 1009-18.
  • Yura, RE. et al., 2009, Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 296 (1): F135-44.
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