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CSTA Human, His

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  • CSTA Human, His
  • Cystatin A Human Recombinant, His tag
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Catalogue number

PRO-504

Synonyms

Cystatin-A, Cystatin-AS, Stefin-A, CSTA, STF1, STFA.

Introduction

Cystatin-A is the intracellular inhibitor of cysteine proteinase cathepsin B (CatB) and belongs to family 1 of the cystatin superfamily of inhibitor proteins. CSTA is a stefin that functions as a cysteine protease inhibitor, forming tight complexes with papain and the cathepsins B, H, and L. It has been proposed that extracellular CatB together with other classes of proteinases are all subjected to a cascade-like manner of activation. CatB and its inhibitor Cystatin-A are involved in degradation of extracellular matrix proteins during tissue remodeling. CSTA is one of the precursor proteins of cornified cell envelope in keratinocytes and plays a role in epidermal development and maintenance. Cystatin-A has been reported to be found in high concentrations in epithelial cells, polymorphonuclear leukocytes and lymphoid tissue. Stefins may be used as prognostic and diagnostic tools for cancer.

Description

CSTA produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 118 amino acids (1-98 a.a.) and having a molecular mass of 13.1kDa.
CSTA is fused to a 20 amino acid His-tag at N-terminus & purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.

Source

Escherichia Coli.

Physical Appearance

Sterile Filtered clear solution.

Formulation

Cystatin-A (1mg/ml) in 20mM Tris-HCl buffer (pH8.0), 1mM DTT and 10% glycerol.

Stability

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

MGSSHHHHHH SSGLVPRGSH MIPGGLSEAK PATPEIQEIV DKVKPQLEEK TNETYGKLEA VQYKTQVVAG TNYYIKVRAG DNKYMHLKVF KSLPGQNEDL VLTGYQVDKN KDDELTGF.

Usage

Prospec's products are furnished for LABORATORY RESEARCH USE ONLY. The product may not be used as drugs, agricultural or pesticidal products, food additives or household chemicals.
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