The most important function of Carbonic anhydrase is known to preserve acid-base balance in blood and other tissues, and to help transport carbon dioxide of tissues. Carbonic anhydrases have been found in all kingdoms of life. Carbonic anhydrase has 3 different classes: alpha, beta and gamma which share very little sequence or structural similarity, thus far they all perform the same function and require a zinc ion at the active site. Mammalian carbonic anhydrase is monomeric and belongs to the alpha class. Plant carbonic anhydrase is dimeric and belongs to the beta class.
Methane-producing bacteria carbonic anhydrase is trimeric and grows in hot springs which forms the gamma class.
The Carbonic anhydrase 2 is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
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.
(b) Analysis by SDS-PAGE.
Amino acid sequence
MGSSHHHHHH SSGLVPRGSH MKDIDTLISN NALWSKMLVE EDPGFFEKLAQAQKPRFLWI GCSDSRVPAE RLTGLEPGEL FVHRNVANLV IHTDLNCLSV VQYAVDVLEV EHIIICGHYG CGGVQAAVEN PELGLINNWL HIRDIWFKH SSLLGEMPQE RRLDTLCELN VMEQVYNLGH STIMQSAWKR GQKVTIHGWA YGIHDGLLRD LDVTATNRET LEQRYRHGIS NLKLKHANHK.