Recombinant Human Protein O-fucosyltransferase 1/POFUT1, CF

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Recombinant Human Protein O-fucosyltransferase 1/POFUT1, CF Summary

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Product Specifications

>85%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by Colloidal Coomassie® Blue stain at 5 μg per lane.
Endotoxin Level
<1.0 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.
Measured by its ability to hydrolyze the donor substrate GDP-fucose. The specific activity is >0.5 pmol/min/μg, as measured under the described conditions.
Mouse myeloma cell line, NS0-derived human Protein O-Fucosyltransferase 1/POFUT1 protein
Gly27-Leu384, with N-terminal HA (YPYDVPDYA) tag
Accession #
N-terminal Sequence
Tyr (of HA tag)
Predicted Molecular Mass
42 kDa
42-50 kDa, reducing conditions

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Carrier Free

What does CF mean?

CF stands for Carrier Free (CF). We typically add Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) as a carrier protein to our recombinant proteins. Adding a carrier protein enhances protein stability, increases shelf-life, and allows the recombinant protein to be stored at a more dilute concentration. The carrier free version does not contain BSA.

What formulation is right for me?

In general, we advise purchasing the recombinant protein with BSA for use in cell or tissue culture, or as an ELISA standard. In contrast, the carrier free protein is recommended for applications, in which the presence of BSA could interfere.


Formulation Supplied as a 0.2 μm filtered solution in Tris and NaCl.
Shipping The product is shipped with dry ice or equivalent. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage: Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 6 months from date of receipt, -70 °C as supplied.
  • 3 months, -70 °C under sterile conditions after opening.

Assay Procedure

  • Assay Buffer: 0.1 M Tris, 10 mM MnCl2, pH 7.0
  • Coupling Enzyme Buffer: 0.1 M Tris, 5 mM CaCl2, pH 7.5
  • Recombinant Human Protein O‑fucosyltransferase 1/POFUT1 (rhPOFUT1) (Catalog # 7409-GT)
  • Donor Substrate:  GDP-Fucose (Sigma, Catalog # G4401), 1.6 mM stock in deionized water
  • Glycosyltransferase Activity Kit (Catalog # EA001)
  • 96-well Clear Plate (Costar, Catalog # 92592)
  • Plate Reader (Model: SpectraMax Plus by Molecular Devices) or equivalent
    1. Dilute Donor Substrate to 0.16 mM in Assay Buffer.
    2. Dilute rhPOFUT1 to 80 ng/µL in Assay Buffer.
    3. Combine equal volumes of 0.16 mM Donor Substrate and 80 ng/µL POFUT-1. Include a substrate blank containing Assay Buffer in place of 80 ng/µL POFUT-1.
    4. Incubate at 37 °C for 24 hours.
    5. Dilute 1 mM Phosphate Standard provided by the Glycosyltransferase Kit by adding 40 µL of the 1 mM Phosphate Standard to 360 µL of Assay Buffer for a 100 µM stock.
    6. Prepare standard curve by performing six one-half serial dilutions of the 100 µM Phosphate stock in Assay Buffer.  The standard curve has a range of 0.078 to 5 nmol per well.
    7. Load 50 µL of each dilution of the standard curve into a plate. Include a curve blank containing 50 μL of Assay Buffer.
    8. Dilute Coupling Enzyme to 2 μg/mL in Coupling Enzyme Buffer.
    9. Load 50 µL of the incubated reactions and blanks into the plate in triplicates.
    10. Add 50 µL of 2 µg/mL Coupling Enzyme to the reaction wells and blanks, excluding the standard curve. Add 50 µL of the Coupling Enzyme Buffer to wells containing the phosphate standard curve.  Mix and incubate for 10 minutes at room temperature.
    11. Add 30 µL of the Malachite Green Reagent A to all wells. Mix briefly.
    12. Add 50 µL of deionized water to all wells. Mix briefly.
    13. Add 30 µL of the Malachite Green Reagent B to all wells.  Mix and incubate sealed plate for 20 minutes at room temperature.
    14. Read plate at 620 nm (absorbance) in endpoint mode.
    15. Calculate specific activity:

         Specific Activity (pmol/min/µg) =

    Phosphate released* (nmol) x (1000 pmol/nmol)
    Incubation time (min) x amount of enzyme (µg)

         *Derived from the phosphate standard curve using linear or 4-parameter fitting and adjusted for Control.

    • rhPOFUT1: 2 µg
    • Coupling Enzyme: 0.1 µg
    • Donor Substrate:  4 nmol
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    Background: Protein O-Fucosyltransferase 1/POFUT1

    Fucose is typically found as a terminal modification of branched chain glycoconjugates, but also exists in direct O-linkage to serine or threonine residues of a number of cell surface and secreted proteins (1, 2). O-fucose was originally identified from human urine (3) and subsequently from an EGF repeat of urinary-type plasminogen activator (uPA) (4). The consensus sequence for O-fucose modification was determined to be C2XXGGS/TC3, where C2 and C3 are the second and third conserved cysteine residues of the EGF repeat, X is any amino acid, and S/T is the modified serine or threonine (5). O-Fucose exists on glycoproteins as either a monosaccharide (Fuc-O-Ser/Thr), a tetrasaccharide (NeuAc alpha 2, 3/6Gal beta 1, 4GlcNAc beta 1, 3Fuc-O-Ser/Thr), or a di- or trisaccharide intermediate in tetrasaccharide biosynthesis (5, 6). O-fucose glycans play important roles in Notch signaling (7). There are two protein O-fucosyltransferases, POFUT1 and POFUT2, and both enzymes are endoplasmic reticulum resident proteins with a short N-terminal cytoplasmic domain and a single pass transmembrane domain (type II membrane protein). For soluble expression of the protein, both the N-terminal transmembrane domain and the C-terminal ER retention sequence have been removed. POFUT1 is activated by manganese and has some hydrolase activity on the donor substrate GDP-Fucose. The hydrolase activity of the recombinant human POFUT1 was assayed using a malachite-based method (8).

    1. Martinez-Duncker, I. et al. (2003) Glycobiology 13:1c.
    2. Wang, Y. et al. (2001) ) J. Biol. Chem. 276:40338.
    3. Hallgren, P. et al. (1975) J. Biol. Chem. 250:5312.
    4. Kentzer, E.J. et al. (1990) Biochem. Biophys.Res. Commun. 171:401.
    5. Harris, R.J. and Spellman, M.W. (1993) Glycobiology 3:219.
    6. Moloney, D.J. et al. (2000) Nature 406:369.
    7. Stanley, P. and Guidos, C.J. (2009) Immunol. Rev. 230:201.
    8. Wu, Z.L. et al. (2011) Glycobiology 21:727.
    Long Name
    Protein O‑fucosyltransferase 1/POFUT1
    Entrez Gene IDs
    23509 (Human); 140484 (Mouse); 311551 (Rat)
    Alternate Names
    FucT-1; FUT12; FUT12EC; GDP-fucose protein O-fucosyltransferase 1; KIAA0180MGC2482; o-fucosyltransferase protein; O-Fuc-T; O-FucT-1; O-FUT; Peptide-O-fucosyltransferase 1; POFUT1; Protein OFucosyltransferase 1; Protein O-Fucosyltransferase 1

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