||Recombinant human LGALS8 protein (1-317aa), fused to His-tag at N-terminus, was expressed in E.coli and purified by using conventional chromatography techniques.
||LGALS8, also known as prostate-specific membrane antigen (PCTA1), is an additional prostate-specific antigen that is overexpressed only in malignant tumors and therefore is a more specific identifier of malignancies. It is a member of the galectin gene family which mediates both cell-cell and cell matrix interactions in a manner similar to the selectin subgroup of C-type lectins.
||MGSSHHHHHH SSGLVPRGSH MMLSLNNLQN IIYNPVIPFV GTIPDQLDPG TLIVIRGHVP SDADRFQVDL QNGSSMKPRA DVAFHFNPRF KRAGCIVCNT LINEKWGREE ITYDTPFKRE KSFEIVIMVL KDKFQVAVNG KHTLLYGHRI GPEKIDTLGI YGKVNIHSIG FSFSSDLQST QASSLELTEI SRENVPKSGT PQLRLPFAAR LNTPMGPGRT VVVKGEVNAN AKSFNVDLLA GKSKDIALHL NPRLNIKAFV RNSFLQESWG EEERNITSFP FSPGMYFEMI IYCDVREFKV AVNGVHSLEY KHRFKELSSI DTLEINGDIH LLEVRSW.
||Liquid. In 20 mM Tris-HCl buffer (pH8.0) containing 0.1M Nacl, 1mM DTT, 10% glycerol.
||37.9 kDa (337aa),confirmed by MALDI-TOF.
||> 90% by SDS – PAGE.
||0.5 mg/ml (determined by Bradford assay).
||Can be stored at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). For long term storage, aliquot and store at -20°C or -70°C. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing cycles.