SAE1 Recombinant Human produced in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 378 amino acids (1-346 a.a.) and having a molecular mass of 42.2 kDa. The SAE1 is fused to 32 amino acid T7-Tag at N-terminus and purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
SAE1 is part of the ubiquitin-activating E1 family of proteins and participates in the significant first step of the UBL1 conjµgation pathway. Proteins conjµgated to Ub are marked for progressive degradation by the 26S Proteasome. SAE1 acts as a UBLI E1 ligase mediating the ATP-dependent activation of UBL1. SAE1 binds with UBLE1A and UBLE1B to form a heterodimer which can bind UBL1. SAE1 is a dimeric enzyme that takes part as a E1 ligase for SUMO1, SUMO2, SUMO3, and probably SUMO4. SAE1 regulates ATP-dependent activation of SUMO proteins and formation of a thioester with a conserved cysteine residue on SAE2.