Recombinant Mouse Mast Cell Protease-11/Prss34 Protein, CF

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Recombinant Mouse Mast Cell Protease-11/Prss34 Protein, CF Summary

Product Specifications

>95%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by silver stain.
Endotoxin Level
<1.0 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.
Measured by its ability to cleave a colorimetric peptide substrate, N-carbobenzyloxy-Arg-ThioBenzyl ester (Z-R-SBzl), in the presence of 5,5’Dithio-bis (2-nitrobenzoic acid) (DTNB). Edwards, K.M. et al. (1999) J. Biol. Chem. 274:30468. The specific activity is >20,000 pmol/min/µg, as measured under the described conditions.
Mouse myeloma cell line, NS0-derived mouse Mast Cell Protease-11/Prss34 protein
Met20-Ser318, with a C-terminal 10-His tag
Accession #
N-terminal Sequence
Structure / Form
Pro form
Predicted Molecular Mass
34 kDa
48 kDa doublet, 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 MES 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, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after opening.

Assay Procedure

  • Activation Buffer: 50 mM Tris, 0.15 M NaCl, 10 mM CaCl2, pH 7.5 (TCN)
  • Assay Buffer: 50 mM Tris, pH 8.0
  • Recombinant Mouse Mast Cell Protease‑11/Prss34 (rmMCP-11) (Catalog # 2857-SE)
  • Bacterial Thermolysin (Thermolysin) (Catalog # 3097-ZN)
  • 1,10 Phenanthroline (Sigma, Catalog # 320056), 0.6 M stock in DMSO
  • Substrate: Z-Arg-SBzl (SM Biochemicals, Catalog # SMSB01), 10 mM in DMSO
  • 5,5'Dithio-bis(2-nitrobenzoic acid) (DTNB) (Sigma, Catalog # D-8130)
  • 96-well Clear Plate (Costar, Catalog # 92592)
  • Plate reader (Model: SpectraMax Plus by Molecular Devices) or equivalent
  1. Dilute rmMCP-11 to 200 µg/mL with Activation Buffer.
  2. Dilute Thermolysin to 0.4 µg/mL with Activation Buffer.
  3. Mix equal volumes of 200 µg/mL rmMCP-11 and 0.4 µg/mL Thermolysin for final concentrations of 50 µg/mL and 0.2 µg/mL, respectively.
  4. Incubate at 37 °C for 30 minutes.
  5. Stop the reaction with 10 mM 1,10 Phenanthroline.
  6. Dilute activated rmMCP-11 to 0.1 ng/µL in Assay Buffer.
  7. Dilute substrate to 200 µM in Assay Buffer with 200 µM of DTNB.
  8. Load 50 µL of the 0.1 ng/µL rmMCP-11 into plate, and start the reaction by adding 50 µL of the substrate/DTNB mixture to wells. Include a Substrate Blank containing 50 µL Assay Buffer and 50 µL substrate mix without any rmMCP-11.
  9. Read in kinetic mode for 5 minutes at an absorbance of 405 nm.
  10. Calculate specific activity:

     Specific Activity (pmol/min/µg) =

Adjusted Vmax* (OD/min) x well volume (L) x 1012 pmol/mol
ext. coeff** (M-1cm-1) x path corr.*** (cm) x amount of enzyme (µg)

     *Adjusted for Substrate Blank
      **Using the extinction coefficient 13260 M-1cm-1
      ***Using the path correction 0.32 cm
     Note: the output of many spectrophotometers is in mOD Per Well:
  • rmMCP-11: 0.005 µg
  • DTNB: 100 µM
  • Substrate: 100 µM
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Background: Mast Cell Protease-11/Prss34

Mast Cell Protease-11 (MCP-11) is encoded by Prss34, one of 13 genes on mouse chromosome 17A3.3 that correspond to functional trypsin-like serine proteases (1). The deduced amino acid sequence of mouse MCP-11 consists of 318 residues with a signal peptide (residues 1 to 19), a pro region (residue 20 to 34), and a catalytic domain (35 to 318). The mRNA is preferentially expressed in spleen and bone marrow. The mouse MCP-11 (residues 20 to 318) was expressed in the NS0 cells with a foreign signal peptide. After being treated with thermolysin, the purified enzyme is active against a peptide substrate described in the Activity Assay Protocol. Apparently, the human gene corresponding to Prss34 encodes a protein that is not enzymatically active due to a mutation that leads to a premature translation termination codon.

  1. Wong, G.W. et al. (2004) J. Biol. Chem. 279:2438.
Entrez Gene IDs
328780 (Mouse)
Alternate Names
EOS; Mast Cell Protease11; Mast Cell Protease-11; MCP-11; MCPT11; Prss34


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