Human Legumain/Asparaginyl Endopeptidase Antibody

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Human Legumain/Asparaginyl Endopeptidase Antibody Summary

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Detects human Legumain/Asparaginyl Endopeptidase in direct ELISAs and Western blots.
Polyclonal Goat IgG
Antigen Affinity-purified
Mouse myeloma cell line NS0-derived recombinant human Legumain/Asparaginyl Endopeptidase
Accession # Q99538
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.


Recommended Concentration
Western Blot
1 µg/mL
See below
25 µg/mL
Conditioned cell culture medium spiked with Recombinant Human Legumain (Catalog # 2199‑CY), see our available Western blot detection antibodies

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.

Data Example

Western Blot Detection of Human Legumain/ Asparaginyl Endopeptidase antibody by Western Blot. View Larger

Detection of Human Legumain/ Asparaginyl Endopeptidase by Western Blot. Western blot shows lysates of human kidney tissue, human heart tissue, and human placenta tissue. PVDF membrane was probed with 1 µg/mL of Goat Anti-Human Legumain/Asparaginyl Endopeptidase Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF2199) followed by HRP-conjugated Anti-Goat IgG Secondary Antibody (Catalog # HAF109). Specific bands were detected for Pro-Legumain/ Asparaginyl Endopeptidase at approximately 56 kDa and mature Legumain/Asparaginyl Endopeptidase 37 kDa (as indicated). This experiment was conducted under reducing conditions and using Immunoblot Buffer Group 1.

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Preparation and Storage

Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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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: Legumain/Asparaginyl Endopeptidase

Legumain is a lysosomal cysteine protease whose activity is found in several tissues tested (1, 2). Legumain plays a pivotal role in the endosomal/lysosomal degradation system because the Legumain deficiency causes the accumulation of pro cathepsins B, H and L, another group of lysosomal cysteine proteases (3). Over-expression of Legumain in tumors is significant for invasion/metastasis (4). Also known as Asparaginyl Endopeptidase, it specifically cleaves peptide bonds with Asn at the P1 position. Nevertheless, it also cleaves peptide bonds with Asp at the P1 position. Auto-activation of pro Legumain involves both types of the cleavage, which result in the removal of the pro peptides in both C- and N-termini (5). In addition, Legumain activates pro MMP-2 and processes bacterial antigens for MHC class II presentation and pro thymosin alpha to thymosin alpha 1 and thymosin alpha 11, two acidic peptides with immunoregulatory properties (6‑8). Human Legumain is synthesized as a 433 amino acid precursor with a signal peptide (residues 1‑17). The pro enzyme (residues 18‑433) was expressed with an N-terminal His tag. This activity of Legumain can be inhibited by recombinant human (rh) Cystatin C and rhCystatin E/M and recombinant mouse Cystatin C (R&D Systems, Catalog # 1196‑PI, 1286-PI and 1238-PI, respectively).

  1. Chen, J.-M. et al. (1997) J. Biol. Chem. 272:8090.
  2. Tanaka, T. et al. (1996) Cytogenet. Cell Genet. 74:120.
  3. Shirahama-Noda, K. et al. (2003) J. Biol. Chem. 278:33194.
  4. Liu, C. et al. (2003) Cancer Res. 63: 2957.
  5. Li D.N. et al. (2003) J. Biol. Chem. 278:38980.
  6. Chen, J.M. et al. (2001) Biol. Chem. 382:777.
  7. Schwarz, G. et al. (2002) Biol. Chem. 383:1813.
  8. Sarndeses, C.S. et al. (2003) J. Biol. Chem. 278:13286.
Entrez Gene IDs
5641 (Human); 19141 (Mouse)
Alternate Names
AEP; Asparaginyl Endopeptidase; cysteine protease 1; Legumain; LGMN; LGMN1; Protease, cysteine 1; protease, cysteine, 1 (legumain); PRSC1EC

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Citations for Human Legumain/Asparaginyl Endopeptidase Antibody

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  1. ApoE4 activates C/EBP&beta/&delta-secretase with 27-hydroxycholesterol, driving the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease
    Authors: ZH Wang, Y Xia, P Liu, X Liu, L Edgington-, K Lei, SP Yu, XC Wang, K Ye
    Progress in neurobiology, 2021;0(0):102032.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Cell Lysates
    Applications: Western Blot
  2. Deficiency in BDNF/TrkB Neurotrophic Activity Stimulates δ-Secretase by Upregulating C/EBP? in Alzheimer's Disease
    Authors: ZH Wang, J Xiang, X Liu, SP Yu, FP Manfredsso, IM Sandoval, S Wu, JZ Wang, K Ye
    Cell Rep, 2019;28(3):655-669.e5.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Tissue Homogenates
    Applications: Western Blot
  3. USP17 Suppresses Tumorigenesis and Tumor Growth through Deubiquitinating AEP
    Authors: X Chen, C Wang, K Liao, S Zhou, L Cao, J Chen, C Xu, Y Lin
    Int. J. Biol. Sci., 2019;15(4):738-748.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Cell Lysates
    Applications: Immunoprecipitation
  4. N368-Tau fragments generated by legumain are detected only in trace amount in the insoluble Tau aggregates isolated from AD brain
    Authors: K Schlegel, K Awwad, RG Heym, D Holzinger, A Doell, S Barghorn, TR Jahn, C Klein, Y Mordashova, M Schulz, L Gasparini
    Acta Neuropathol Commun, 2019;7(1):177.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Tissue Homogenates
    Applications: Western Blot
  5. Overexpression of asparaginyl endopeptidase is significant for esophageal carcinoma metastasis and predicts poor patient prognosis
    Authors: X Liu, Z Wang, G Zhang, Q Zhu, H Zeng, T Wang, F Gao, Z Qi, J Zhang, R Wang
    Oncol Lett, 2018;15(1):1229-1235.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Cell Lysates
    Applications: Western Blot
  6. Suppression of asparaginyl endopeptidase attenuates breast cancer-induced bone pain through inhibition of neurotrophin receptors
    Authors: P Yao, Y Ding, Z Han, Y Mu, T Hong, Y Zhu, H Li
    Mol Pain, 2017;13(0):1.74481E+15.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Cell Lysates
    Applications: Western Blot
  7. Glycosylation is important for legumain localization and processing to active forms but not for cystatin E/M inhibitory functions
    Authors: NN Lunde, MH Haugen, KB Bodin Lars, I Damgaard, SJ Pettersen, R Kasem, W Rut, M Drag, M Poreba, HT Johansen, R Solberg
    Biochimie, 2017;0(0):.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Cell Lysates
    Applications: Western Blot
  8. The Agaricus blazei-Based Mushroom Extract, Andosan�, Protects against Intestinal Tumorigenesis in the A/J Min/+ Mouse
    PLoS ONE, 2016;11(12):e0167754.
    Species: Mouse
    Sample Types: Whole Tissue
    Applications: IHC-P
  9. The asparaginyl endopeptidase legumain is essential for functional recovery after spinal cord injury in adult zebrafish.
    Authors: Ma, Liping, Shen, Yan-Qin, Khatri, Harsh P, Schachner, Melitta
    PLoS ONE, 2014;9(4):e95098.
    Species: Zebrafish
    Sample Types: Whole Tissue
    Applications: IHC-Fr
  10. Simvastatin inhibits glucose metabolism and legumain activity in human myotubes.
    Authors: Smith R, Solberg R, Jacobsen L, Voreland A, Rustan A, Thoresen G, Johansen H
    PLoS ONE, 2014;9(1):e85721.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Cell Lysates
    Applications: Western Blot
  11. Differential secretome analysis reveals CST6 as a suppressor of breast cancer bone metastasis.
    Cell Res., 2012;22(9):1356-73.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Cell Lysates
    Applications: Western Blot
  12. Cystatin E/M suppresses legumain activity and invasion of human melanoma.
    Authors: Briggs JJ, Haugen MH, Johansen HT, Riker AI, Abrahamson M, Fodstad O, Maelandsmo GM, Solberg R
    BMC Cancer, 2010;10(1):17.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Cell Lysates
    Applications: Western Blot
  13. Expression of the cysteine protease legumain in vascular lesions and functional implications in atherogenesis.
    Authors: Clerin V, Shih HH, Deng N, Hebert G, Resmini C, Shields KM, Feldman JL, Winkler A, Albert L, Maganti V, Wong A, Paulsen JE, Keith JC, Vlasuk GP, Pittman DD
    Atherosclerosis, 2008;0(0):.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Cell Lysates
    Applications: Western Blot


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