PYCR1 produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 339 amino acids (1-319a.a.) and having a molecular mass of 35.5kDa.PYCR1 is fused to a 20 amino acid His-tag at N-terminus & purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
PYCR1 is a universal housekeeping enzyme which catalyzes the NAD(P)H-dependent conversion of pyrroline-5-carboxylate to proline. PYCR1 enzyme also takes a physiologic part in the generation of NADP(+) in certain cell types. PYCR1 forms a homopolymer and localizes to the mitochondrion. Mutations in PYCR1 are the source of cutis laxa autosomal recessive type 2B (ARCL2B).
The PYCR1 protein solution (0.5mg/1ml) is formulated in 20 mM Tris-HCl Buffer (pH 8.5) and 10% Glycerol.
Store at 4°C if entire vial will be used within 2-4 weeks. Store, frozen at -20°C for longer periods of time. For long term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA).Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles.