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DHFR Human

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  • DHFR Human
  • Dihydrofolate Reductase Human Recombinant
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Catalogue number

ENZ-443

Synonyms

Dihydrofolate reductase, DHFR, DHFRP1.

Introduction

Dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) is an enzyme that reduces dihydrofolic acid to tetrahydrofolic acid, with NADPH as electron donor that can be converted to the kinds of tetrahydrofolate cofactors applied in 1-carbon transfer chemistry. DHFR converts dihydrofolate into tetrahydrofolate, which is a methyl group shuttle required for the de novo synthesis of purines, thymidylic acid, and specific amino acids. Even though the functional DHFR gene is mapped to chromosome 5, numerous intronless processed pseudogenes or dihydrofolate reductase-like genes are identified on separate chromosomes.
DHFR deficiency is associated with megaloblastic anemia.
DHFR knockdown plays a role in the anticancer activity of 2-hydroxyoleic acid.
DHFR gene insertion/deletion polymorphism is linked to variation in serum and red blood cell folate concentrations in women.

Description

DHFR Human Recombinant fused with a 20 amino acids His tag at N-terminus produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated, polypeptide chain containing 207 amino acids (1-187 a.a.) and having a molecular mass of 23.6kDa.
The DHFR is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.

Source

Escherichia Coli.

Physical Appearance

Sterile Filtered colorless solution.

Formulation

The DHFR solution (1mg/ml) contains 20mM Tris-HCl buffer (pH8.0), 0.1M NaCl, 2mM DTT and 30% 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.

Purity

Greater than 95.0% as determined by SDS-PAGE.

Biological Activity

Specific activity is >3500 pmol/min/ug  is defined as the amount of enzyme that converts 1.0 pmole of dihydrofolic acid to tetrahydrofolic acid per minute at pH 6.5 at 25C.

Amino acid sequence

MGSSHHHHHH SSGLVPRGSH MVGSLNCIVA VSQNMGIGKN GDLPWPPLRN EFRYFQRMTT TSSVEGKQNL VIMGKKTWFS IPEKNRPLKG RINLVLSREL KEPPQGAHFL SRSLDDALKL TEQPELANKV DMVWIVGGSS VYKEAMNHPG HLKLFVTRIM QDFESDTFFP EIDLEKYKLL PEYPGVLSDV QEEKGIKYKF EVYEKND.

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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