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Cathepsin B from human placenta

lyophilized powder, ≥5 units/mg protein

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Synonym(s):
Cathepsin B1
CAS Number:
Enzyme Commission number:
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.54

form

lyophilized powder

Quality Level

specific activity

≥5 units/mg protein

mol wt

24.5 kDa

composition

Protein, ~50% Lowry

solubility

H2O: soluble 1.0 mg/mL, clear

UniProt accession no.

storage temp.

−20°C

Gene Information

human ... CTSB(1508)

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Cathepsin B from human placenta

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Cathepsin B Active human recombinant, expressed in FreeStyle™ 293-F cells, ≥90% (SDS-PAGE)

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Cathepsin B Active human

Gene Information

human ... CTSB(1508)

Gene Information

cow ... CTSB(281105)

Gene Information

human ... CTSB(1508)

Gene Information

human ... CTSB(1508)

form

lyophilized powder

form

lyophilized powder

form

buffered aqueous solution

form

aqueous solution

UniProt accession no.

P07858

UniProt accession no.

P07688

UniProt accession no.

P07858

UniProt accession no.

-

solubility

H2O: soluble 1.0 mg/mL, clear

solubility

-

solubility

-

solubility

-

mol wt

24.5 kDa

mol wt

-

mol wt

-

mol wt

43 kDa

General description

Cathepsin B is encoded by the gene CTSB and is located in the human chromosome at 8p23.1. Cathepsin B is a lysosomal proteolytic enzyme of cysteine protease family. It is present in all mammalian cells. It is essential for the intracellular protein turnover.

Application

Cathepsin B from human placenta has been used in the in vitro digestion of modified myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG). It has also been used in determining the effect of cysteine protease inhibitors.
Cathepsin B is a lysosomal cysteine proteinase which hydrolyzes proteins with a broad specificity for peptide bonds. Cathepsin B may be a useful tool in Alzheimer′s research, as it may have a role in the natural defense against the disease . Cathepsin B may be used to cleave procaspase 1 and procaspase 11, and to induce apoptosis in digitonin-permeabilized cells.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Cathepsin B preferentially cleaves at the caboxyl side of Arg-Arg bonds in small molecule substrates. Cathepsin B has been shown to degrade β-amyloid precursor protein into harmless fragments . Cathepsin B inhibition has been shown to limit bone metastasis in breast cancer .
Cathepsin B has been found to cleave procaspase 1 and procaspase 11 and to induce apoptosis in digitonin-permeabilized cells. Translocation of cathepsin B from the cytoplasm to the nucleus contributes to bile salt induced apoptosis of rat hepatocytes. Levels of cathepsin B in PC12 cells significantly decrease 12 to 24 hours after apoptosis is induced.

Unit Definition

One unit will liberate 1 nanomole of 7-amino-4-methylcoumarin from Z-Arg-Arg 7-amido-4-methylcoumarin per min at pH 6.0 at 40 °C.

Physical form

Lyophilized powder containing phosphate buffer salts

Preparation Note

Dissolves in water at 1 mg/mL concentration, yieliding a clear solution.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable


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Scavenger Receptor A Mediates the Clearance and Immunological Screening of MDA-Modified Antigen by M2-Type Macrophages
Warnecke A, et al.
Neuromolecular Medicine, 19(4), 463-479 (2017)
Sarah Mueller-Steiner et al.
Neuron, 51(6), 703-714 (2006-09-20)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) may result from the accumulation of amyloid-beta (Abeta) peptides in the brain. The cysteine protease cathepsin B (CatB) is associated with amyloid plaques in AD brains and has been suspected to increase Abeta production. Here, we demonstrate
Cathepsins B, H, L and cysteine protease inhibitors in malignant prostate cell lines, primary cultured prostatic cells and prostatic tissue
Friedrich B, et al.
European Journal of Cancer, 35(1), 138-144 (1999)
Mixed gastric carcinomas show similar chromosomal aberrations in both their diffuse and glandular components.
Carvalho B, et al.
Analytical Cellular Pathology, 28(5-6), 283-294 (2006)
Kamran Waidha et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 26(16) (2021-08-28)
The specificity of inhibition by 6,6'-dihydroxythiobinupharidine (DTBN) on cysteine proteases was demonstrated in this work. There were differences in the extent of inhibition, reflecting active site structural-steric and biochemical differences. Cathepsin S (IC50 = 3.2 μM) was most sensitive to

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Cathepsin B is a lysosomal cysteine proteinase with broad specificity. This protocol uses Nα–CBZ–Arg–Arg–7–amido–4–methylcoumarin as the substrate for fluorometric detection of Cathepsin B activity.

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