DUT, 70-252aa, Human

Proteins, Recombinant
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Product Name DUT, 70-252aa, Human
Background DUT, also known as dUTP pyrophosphatase, is a ubiquitous enzyme that functions in nucleotide metabolism. This protein, in the presence of magnesium ions, is responsible for hydrolyzing dUTP to dUMP and diphosphate. This reaction is important for keeping the intracellular dUTP concentration low so that uracil does not become incorporated into DNA. Extensive incorporation of uracil into DNA can ultimately lead to cell death. This suggests that DUT is essential for cell viability, further implying that it is a potential target for anticancer therapy. Recombinant human DUT protein, fused to His-tag at N-terminus, was expressed in E.coli and purified by using conventional chromatography techniques.
Species Human
Synonyms dUTPase, dUTP pyrophosphatase, FLJ20622, Deoxyuridine 5-triphosphate nucleotidohydrolase mitochondrial, Deoxyuridine Triphosphatase
Host E.coli
Molecular Weight 26.8 kDa (250aa), confirmed by MALDI-TOF
Form Liquid, in 20mM Tris-HCl buffer (pH8.0) containing 10% glycerol, 0.1M NaCl,1mM DTT
Concentration 0.5 mg/ml (determined by Bradford assay)
Purity > 90 % by SDS-PAGE
Applications SDS-PAGE
NCBI NP_001020419
Storage Can be stored at +4C short term (1-2 weeks). For long term storage, aliquot and store at -20C or -70C. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing cycles.
Intended Use For Research Use Only
References Mclntosh EM., et al. (1992) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 89(17):8020-4.
Persson R., et al. (2001) Curr Protein Pept Sci. 2(4):287-300.

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