Mouse Meprin  alpha  Subunit/MEP1A Antibody

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AF4007
AF4007-SP
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Mouse Meprin  alpha  Subunit/MEP1A Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Mouse
Specificity
Detects mouse Meprin alpha Subunit/MEP1A in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs, less than 20% cross‑reactivity with recombinant human MEP1A is observed and less than 5% cross‑reactivity with recombinant mouse MEP1B is observed.
Source
Polyclonal Goat IgG
Purification
Antigen Affinity-purified
Immunogen
S. frugiperda insect ovarian cell line Sf 21-derived recombinant mouse Meprin alpha Subunit/MEP1A
Val34-Arg615
Accession # NP_032611
Formulation
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied either lyophilized or as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.
Label
Unconjugated

Applications

Recommended Concentration
Sample
Western Blot
0.1 µg/mL
Recombinant Mouse Meprin  alpha  Subunit/MEP1A (Catalog # 4007-ZN)
Immunoprecipitation
25 µg/mL
Conditioned cell culture medium spiked with Recombinant Mouse Meprin  alpha  Subunit/MEP1A (Catalog # 4007-ZN), 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.

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Preparation and Storage

Reconstitution
Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
Reconstitution Buffer Available
Reconstitution Buffer 1 (PBS)
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Availability
Size / Price
Qty
RB01
Shipping
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: Meprin alpha Subunit/MEP1A

Meprins are multimeric proteases composed of alpha and beta  subunits, which are members of the astacin family of zinc endopeptidases (1, 2). Both subunits form disulfide‑linked homo- or hetero-oligomers, which are also referred to as Meprin A (composed of alpha  subunits with or without beta  subunits) and Meprin B (composed of beta  subunits only) (3). Although the two subunits share 42% identity in their amino acid sequence, they differ significantly in their oligomeric structure, post-translational processing and subsequently cellular location, and substrate and peptide bond specificity (4). The 760 amino acid sequence of mouse meprin alpha  subunit precursor consists of a signal peptide (residues 1‑33), a pro region (residues 34‑77), and a mature chain (residues 78‑760) containing the following domains, catalytic (residues 78‑275), MAM (residues 276‑445), MATH (residues 447‑607), EGF-like (residues 684‑724), transmembrane (residues 727‑754), and cytoplasmic (residues 755‑760) (5). The pro enzyme terminating at residue 615 was expressed and the secreted protein purified from conditioned medium. The molecular masses of recombinant mouse MEP1A are similar to those observed for the alpha  subunit of rat Meprin A (6).

References
  1. Bond, J.S. and R.J. Beynon (1995) Protein Sci. 4:1247.
  2. Stocker, W. et al. (1995) Protein Sci. 4:823.
  3. Bertenshaw, G.P. et al. (2001) J. Biol. Chem. 276:13248.
  4. Ishmael, F.T. et al. (2005) J. Biol. Chem. 280:13895.
  5. Jiang, W. et al. (1992) J. Biol. Chem. 267:9185.
  6. Bertenshaw, G.P. et al. (2003) J. Biol. Chem. 278:2522.
Entrez Gene IDs
4224 (Human); 17287 (Mouse); 25684 (Rat)
Alternate Names
bA268F1.1 (meprin A alpha (PABA peptide hydrolase)); EC 3.4.24; EC 3.4.24.18; endopeptidase-2; MEP1A; meprin A subunit alpha; meprin A, alpha (PABA peptide hydrolase); Meprin alpha Subunit; N-benzoyl-L-tyrosyl-P-amino-benzoic acid hydrolase subunit alpha; PABA peptide hydrolase; PPH alpha; PPHA

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