Mouse PCPE-1 Antibody

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Mouse PCPE-1 Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Detects mouse PCPE-1 in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs, 100% cross-reactivity with recombinant human PCPE-1 is observed. In Western blots, no cross-reactivity with recombinant human PCPE-1 is observed.
Monoclonal Rat IgG1 Clone # 261845
Protein A or G purified from hybridoma culture supernatant
Mouse myeloma cell line NS0-derived recombinant mouse PCPE-1
Accession # Q61398
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.


Recommended Concentration
Western Blot
1 µg/mL
Recombinant Mouse PCPE‑1
25 µg/mL
Conditioned cell culture medium spiked with Recombinant Mouse PCPE‑1, 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

Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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: PCPE-1

Procollagen C‑endopeptidase enhancers, known as PCPEs or PCOLCEs, are secreted extracellular matrix glycoproteins that consist of two CUB domains and one NTR domain. They are known to stimulate enzymatic cleavage of procollagens I‑III by the BMP-1/tolloid family of metalloproteases, also known as procollagen C‑proteinases (1). PCPE‑1 is expressed primarily by interstitial connective tissues such as tendons, calvaria, and skin (2). Although BMP-1/tolloid proteinases are involved in processing of multiple extracellular proteins, the enhancer activity of PCPE-1 is specific to procollagens since it has no effect on BMP‑1/tolloid cleavage of other substrates (3). It is thought that PCPE-1 enhances cleavage of procollagens by binding to the substrate, inducing a conformation change in the substrate (3), although interaction between PCPE-1 and full-length BMP‑1/tolloid proteinases has also been reported (4).

  1. Steiglitz, B.M. et al. (2002) J. Biol. Chem. 277:49820.
  2. Kessler, E. et al. (1990) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 173:81.
  3. Moali, C. et al. (2005) J. Biol. Chem. 280:24188.
  4. Ge, G. et al. (2006) J. Biol. Chem. 281:10786.
Long Name
Procollagen C-Proteinase Enhancer-1
Entrez Gene IDs
5118 (Human); 18542 (Mouse)
Alternate Names
PCOLCE; PCPE; PCPE1; PCPE-1; PCPE1Type I procollagen COOH-terminal proteinase enhancer; procollagen C-endopeptidase enhancer 1; procollagen C-endopeptidase enhancer; Procollagen COOH-terminal proteinase enhancer 1; Procollagen C-proteinase enhancer 1; procollagen, type 1, COOH-terminal proteinase enhancer; Type 1 procollagen C-proteinase enhancer protein

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