HIV-1 protease is very significant in the life cycle of the HIV virus. It is expressed in the infected cells as a part of Gag-Pol polyprotein from which it is auto-catalytycaly released after formation of an immature viral particle. The enzyme subsequently cleaves the other parts of viral polyproteins resulting in the maturation of the virus. In HIV-infected patients the enzyme is subjected to intensive mutagenesis and mutants resistant to applied medicines are produced as a result of the selection pressure.
HIV-1 protease is an active homodimer having a molecular mass of 21.6kDa (each monomer of 99 amino acids is 10.8kDa).
Sterile filtered colorless clear solution.
The HIV-1 Protease filtered (0.4µm) solution is formulated in 20mM Tris, 20mM MES, 200mM NaCl, 1mM EDTA, 10% (v/v) glycerol and 0.05% 2-mercaptoethanol, pH 6.5.
Store at 4°C if entire vial will be used within 2-4 weeks.
Store, frozen at -20°C for longer periods of time.
Please avoid freeze thaw cycles.
Greater than 95.0% as determined by SDS-PAGE.
Km=15.1µM, Kcat = 30s-1, Kcat/Km= 1981 mM-1s-1 with peptide substrate KARVF (NO2)VRKA (F(NO2) ... p-nitrophenylalanine).
Amino acid sequence
PQITLWQRPL VTIKIGGQLK EALLDTGADD TVLEEMNLPG RWKPKMIGGI GGFIKVRQYD QILIEICGHK AIGTVLVGPT PVNIIGRNLL TQIGCTLNF.
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