IMPA2 Human Recombinant fused with a 20 amino acid His tag at N-terminus produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated, polypeptide chain containing 308 amino acids (1-288 a.a.) and having a molecular mass of 33.5kDa. The IMPA2 is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
IMPA2 is a member of the inositol monophosphatase family. IMPA2 catalyzes the dephosphoylration of inositol monophosphate and has a significant role in phosphatidylinositol signaling. IMPA2 can use the myo-inositol monophosphates, scylloinositol 1,4-diphosphate, glucose-1-phosphate, beta-glycerophosphate, and 2'-AMP as substrates. IMPA2 is a pharmacological target for lithium Li(+) action in brain. IMPA2 is considered to have a role in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.