Detects human Cathepsin L in ELISAs and Western blots. In sandwich immunoassays, less than 0.2% cross‑reactivity with recombinant mouse Cathepsin L, recombinant human (rh) Cathepsin A, rhCathepsin B, rhCathepsin C, rhCathepsin D, rhCathepsin E, rhCathepsin S, and rhCathepsin V is observed.
Polyclonal Goat IgG
Mouse myeloma cell line NS0-derived recombinant human Cathepsin L Glu113-Val333 Accession # P07711
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the antibody by the LAL method.
Detection of Recombinant Human Cathepsin L by Western Blot.
Western blot shows 10 ng of Recombinant Human Cathepsin L (Catalog # 952-CY), Recombinant Mouse Cathepsin L (Catalog # 1515-CY), Recombinant Human Cathepsin V (Catalog # 1080-CY), Recombinant Human Cathepsin K, Recombinant Human Cathepsin S (Catalog # 1183-CY), Recombinant Human Cathepsin H (Catalog # 7516-CY), and Recombinant Human Cathepsin F. PVDF Membrane was probed with 0.1 µg/mL of Goat Anti-Human Cathepsin L Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF952) followed by HRP-conjugated Anti-Goat IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # HAF109). A specific band was detected for Cathepsin L at approximately 35 kDa (as indicated). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions and using Immunoblot Buffer Group 3.
Cathepsin L in Human Kidney.
Cathepsin L was detected in immersion fixed paraffin-embedded sections of human kidney using Goat Anti-Human Cathepsin L Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF952) at 15 µg/mL overnight at 4 °C. Tissue was stained using the Anti-Goat HRP-DAB Cell & Tissue Staining Kit (brown; Catalog # CTS008) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). Specific staining was localized to convoluted tubules. View our protocol for Chromogenic IHC Staining of Paraffin-embedded Tissue Sections.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
Reconstitution Buffer Available
The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below. *Small pack size (SP) is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at -20 to -70 °C
Stability & Storage
Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
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 L
Cathepsin L is a lysosomal cysteine protease expressed in most eukaryotic cells. Cathepsin L is known to hydrolyze a number of proteins, including the proform of urokinase-type plasminogen activator, which is activated by Cathepsin L cleavage (1). Cathepsin L has also been shown to proteolytically inactivate alpha 1-antitrypsin and secretory leucoprotease inhibitor, two major protease inhibitors of the respiratory tract (2). These observations, combined with the demonstration of increased Cathepsin L activity in the epithelial lining fluid of the lungs of emphysema patients, have led to the suggestion that the enzyme may be involved in the progression of this disease. Cathepsin L has also been identified as a major excreted protein of transformed fibroblasts, indicating the enzyme could be involved in malignant tumor growth (3). Human Cathepsin L activity is greatest under mildly acidic conditions, from pH 4.5‑6.5. The stability of the enzyme decreases at higher pH values.
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