Rat PCSK9, His Tag (PC9-R52H4) is expressed from human 293 cells (HEK293). It contains AA Gln 31 - Gln 691 (Accession # P59996-1).
Predicted N-terminus: Gln 31
This protein carries a polyhistidine tag at the C-terminus. This protein undergoes autocatalytic cleavage to release the pro-peptide and mature chain. The pro-peptide and mature chain are associated through non‑covalent interactions and with a calculated MW of 13.9 kDa and 59.3 kDa respectively. The protein migrates as 16 kDa and 60-66 kDa under reducing (R) condition (SDS-PAGE) due to glycosylation.
Less than 1.0 EU per μg by the LAL method.
>95% as determined by reduced SDS-PAGE.
Lyophilized from 0.22 μm filtered solution in 50 mM Tris, 150 mM NaCl, pH7.5. Normally trehalose is added as protectant before lyophilization.
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For best performance, we strongly recommend you to follow the reconstitution protocol provided in the CoA.
For long term storage, the product should be stored at lyophilized state at -20°C or lower.
Please avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
This product is stable after storage at:
- -20°C to -70°C for 12 months in lyophilized state;
- -70°C for 3 months under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Rat PCSK9, His Tag on SDS-PAGE under reducing (R) condition. The gel was stained overnight with Coomassie Blue. The purity of the protein is greater than 95%.
Immobilized Human LDL R, Strep Tag (Cat. No. LDR-H5281) at 2 μg/mL (100 μL/well) can bind Rat PCSK9, His Tag (Cat. No. PC9-R52H4) with a linear range of 8-63 ng/mL (QC tested).
Loaded Human LDL R, Fc Tag (Cat. No. LDR-H5254) on Protein A Biosensor, can bind Rat PCSK9, His Tag (Cat. No. PC9-R52H4) with an affinity constant of 1.61 nM as determined in BLI assay (ForteBio Octet Red96e) (Routinely tested).
Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), is an enzyme which in humans is encoded by the PCSK9 gene.This gene encodes a proprotein convertase belonging to the proteinase K subfamily of the secretory subtilase family. This protein plays a major regulatory role in cholesterol homeostasis. PCSK9 binds to the epidermal growth factor-like repeat A (EGF-A) domain of the low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR), inducing LDLR degradation. PCSK9 may also have a role in the differentiation of cortical neurons. Mutations in this gene have been associated with a rare form of autosomal dominant familial hypercholesterolemia (HCHOLA3).