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  • CENPA Human

  • Centromere Protein A Human Recombinant
  • PRO-389
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Histone H3-like centromeric protein A, Centromere protein A, CENP-A, Centromere autoantigen A, CENPA.


Centromere proteins are a group of proteins which form and/or mediate the function of centromeres, the central structures of chromosomes to which spindle fibers/microtubuli attach and pull the chromosomes apart in cell division. Currently, 9 centromere proteins are known and designated CENPA to CENP-I. Most of the centromere proteins are targets of autoantibodies, the anti-centromere antibodies.
CENPA is another important centromeric autoantigen in addition to CENPB: it has a molecular weight of approx. 20 kDa and is incorporated into centromeric chromatin due to its histone-like properties. CENPA antibodies are an important marker for correct diagnosis of Scleroderma / CREST syndrome in CENPB-autoantibody negative patients.


CENPA Human Recombinant produced in SF9 is a glycosylated, polypeptide chain having a molecular mass of 17,015 Dalton.
CENPA is expressed with a -6x His tag and purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.


Sf9 insect cells.

Physical Appearance

Sterile Filtered liquid formulation.


CENPA is supplied in 20mM HEPES buffer pH-8, 100mM sodium chloride, and 6M Urea.

Immunological functions

1. Binds IgG-type human auto-antibodies.
2. Standard ELISA test (checker-board analysis of positive/negative sera panels including CDC international reference sera).


Western-Blot with monoclonal anti-hexa-His-tag antibody & Scleroderma patient sera.

Coating concentration

0.15-0.4 µg/ml (depending on the type of ELISA plate and coating buffer).
Suitable for biotinylation and iodination.


Greater than 90% as determined by SDS-PAGE.


Store at 4°C if entire vial will be used within 2-4 weeks. 
Store, frozen at -20°C for longer periods of time. 
Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles.

Safety Data Sheet


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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