|Reactivity||Human Mouse Rat|
|Tested applications||WB IHC|
|Recommended Dilution||WB 1:500 - 1:2000
IHC 1:50 - 1:200|
|Observed MW||Refer to Figures|
|Immunogen||Recombinant protein of human CTSB|
|Storage Buffer||Store at -20℃. Avoid freeze / thaw cycles.
Buffer: PBS with 0.02% sodium azide, 50% glycerol, pH7.3.|
|Synonym||CTSB;APPS;CPSB ; Cathepsin B|
Cathepsin B (CSTB), part of the papain family of proteases, is a widely expressed lysosomal cysteine endopeptidase (1,2). Like other family members, cathepsin B is produced from a larger precursor form, pro-cathepsin B, which in its glycosylated form runs at approximately 40 kDa on SDS-PAGE, and is then activated by cleavage of a 62-amino acid pro-peptide. High levels of cathepsin B are found in macrophages and osteoclasts, as well as various types of cancer cells, including lung, colon, prostate, breast, and stomach. In addition, expression of cathepsin B has been associated with multiple sclerosis (3), rheumatoid arthritis (4), and pancreatitis (5). While generally localized to lysosomes, in cancer alterations can lead to its secretion (6). Its role in tumor progression is thought to involve promotion of basement membrane degradation, invasion and metastasis (7,8). Expression can correlate with poor prognosis for a variety of forms of cancer (9-13).
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