Recombinant Rabbit monoclonal primary
Recombinant A2M Monoclonal Antibody (ET1703-69)
Human placenta, human liver tissue, human tonsil tissue, human spleen tissue.
Store at +4C after thawing. Aliquot store at -20C or -80C. Avoid repeated freeze / thaw cycles.
1*TBS (pH7.4), 0.05% BSA, 40% Glycerol. Preservative: 0.05% Sodium Azide.
Protein A purified.
Belongs to the protease inhibitor I39 (alpha-2-macroglobulin) family.
Secreted in plasma.
Unlike the rat protein, which is an acute phase protein, this protein is always in circulation at high levels.
Is able to inhibit all four classes of proteinases by a unique 'trapping' mechanism. This protein has a peptide stretch, called the 'bait region' which contains specific cleavage sites for different proteinases. When a proteinase cleaves the bait region, a conformational change is induced in the protein which traps the proteinase. The entrapped enzyme remains active against low molecular weight substrates (activity against high molecular weight substrates is greatly reduced). Following cleavage in the bait region, a thioester bond is hydrolyzed and mediates the covalent binding of the protein to the proteinase.