Human Cathepsin A/Lysosomal Carboxypeptidase A Antibody
Human Cathepsin A/Lysosomal Carboxypeptidase A Antibody Summary
Accession # P10619
Please Note: Optimal dilutions should be determined by each laboratory for each application. General Protocols are available in the Technical Information section on our website.
Preparation and Storage
- 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
- 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
- 6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Background: Cathepsin A/Lysosomal Carboxypeptidase A
Cathepsin A/lyososomal carboxypeptidase A is a member of the serine carboxypeptidase family (1). Cathepsin A is a multifunctional enzyme that expresses deaminidase and esterase activities at neutral pH and carboxypeptidase activity at acidic pH. Also known as protective protein, its association with beta -galactosidase ( beta -gal) and neuraminidase is essential for beta -gal stability and neuraminidase activation in the lysosomes. Inherited deficiency of Cathepsin A causes the lysosomal storage disorder galactosialidosis, characterized by a combined secondary deficiency of beta -gal and neuraminidase. Cathepsin A is capable of hydrolyzing a variety of bioactive peptide hormones including tachykinins, indicating that extralysosomal Cathepsin A plays a role in regulation of functions of these molecules (2). Cathepsin A is synthesized as a single-chain precursor and processed into heavy (32 kDa) and light (20 kDa) chains, which are linked by disulfide bonds.
- Pshezhetsky, A.V. (2004) in Handbook of Proteolytic Enzymes (ed. Barrett, A.J. et al.) p. 1923, Academic Press, San Diego.
- Hiraiwa, M. (1999) Cell. Mol. Life. Sci. 56:894.
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