Cellular retinoic acid-binding protein 1, Cellular retinoic acid-binding protein I, CRABP-I, CRABP1, RBP5, CRABP, CRABPI.
CRABP1 is a member of special carrier proteins for members of the vitamin A family. It is believed that CRABP1 has an essential role in retinoic acid-mediated differentiation and proliferation processes. Though, CRABP1 is structurally similar to the cellular retinol-binding proteins, it binds only retinoic acid at specific sites within the nucleus, which may contribute to vitamin A-directed differentiation in epithelial tissue. CRABP1 is constitutively expressed and is thought to have different functions in the cell than the related CRABP2. CRABP1 forms a beta-barrel structure which accommodates hydrophobic ligands in its interior.
Loss of CRABP1 function as a result of hypermethylation of its promoter leads to pathogenesis of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Furthermore, frequent methylation-associated silencing of CRABP1 is linked to esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma.
CRABP1 Human Recombinant produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 137 amino acids and having a molecular mass of 15.5kDa.
The CRABP1 is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
Sterile Filtered colorless solution.
The CRABP1 protein solution contains 20mM Tris-HCl buffer (pH8.0) and 10% glycerol.
Store at 4°C if entire vial will be used within 2-4 weeks. Store, frozen at -20°C for longer periods of time.
For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).
Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles.
Amino acid sequence
MPNFAGTWKM RSSENFDELL KALGVNAMLR KVAVAAASKP HVEIRQDGDQ FYIKTSTTVR TTEINFKVGE GFEEETVDGR KCRSLATWEN ENKIHCTQTL LEGDGPKTYW TRELANDELI LTFGADDVVC TRIYVRE.
Greater than 95.0% as determined by SDS-PAGE.
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