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Recombinant Human CRYAA, His-tagged

Cat.No.: CRYAA-26991TH
Product Overview: Recombinant full length Human alpha A Crystallin with N terminal His tag, MWt 20kDa.
Description: Crystallins are separated into two classes: taxon-specific, or enzyme, and ubiquitous. The latter class constitutes the major proteins of vertebrate eye lens and maintains the transparency and refractive index of the lens. Since lens central fiber cells lose their nuclei during development, these crystallins are made and then retained throughout life, making them extremely stable proteins. Mammalian lens crystallins are divided into alpha, beta, and gamma families; beta and gamma crystallins are also considered as a superfamily. Alpha and beta families are further divided into acidic and basic groups. Seven protein regions exist in crystallins: four homologous motifs, a connecting peptide, and N- and C-terminal extensions. Alpha crystallins are composed of two gene products: alpha-A and alpha-B, for acidic and basic, respectively. Alpha crystallins can be induced by heat shock and are members of the small heat shock protein (sHSP also known as the HSP20) family. They act as molecular chaperones although they do not renature proteins and release them in the fashion of a true chaperone; instead they hold them in large soluble aggregates. Post-translational modifications decrease the ability to chaperone. These heterogeneous aggregates consist of 30-40 subunits; the alpha-A and alpha-B subunits have a 3:1 ratio, respectively. Two additional functions of alpha crystallins are an autokinase activity and participation in the intracellular architecture. Alpha-A and alpha-B gene products are differentially expressed; alpha-A is preferentially restricted to the lens and alpha-B is expressed widely in many tissues and organs. Defects in this gene cause autosomal dominant congenital cataract (ADCC).
Protein length: 173 amino acids
Conjugation: HIS
Molecular Weight: 20.000kDa inclusive of tags
Source: E. coli
Form: Liquid
Purity: >95% by SDS-PAGE
Storage buffer: pH: 7.50Constituents:0.61% Tris, 0.08% DTT, 0.29% Sodium chloride
Storage: Shipped on dry ice. Upon delivery aliquot and store at -80oC. Avoid freeze / thaw cycles.
Sequence Similarities: Belongs to the small heat shock protein (HSP20) family.
Gene Name: CRYAA crystallin, alpha A [ Homo sapiens ]
Official Symbol: CRYAA
Synonyms: CRYAA; crystallin, alpha A; CRYA1; alpha-crystallin A chain; HSPB4;
Gene ID: 1409
mRNA Refseq: NM_000394
Protein Refseq: NP_000385
Uniprot ID: P02489
Chromosome Location: 21q22.3
Pathway: Protein processing in endoplasmic reticulum, organism-specific biosystem; Protein processing in endoplasmic reticulum, conserved biosystem;
Function: protein binding; structural constituent of eye lens; unfolded protein binding; unfolded protein binding;

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