Recombinant Human DHFR Protein

Beta LifeScience SKU/CAT #: BL-1777PS

Recombinant Human DHFR Protein

Beta LifeScience SKU/CAT #: BL-1777PS
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Product Overview

Tag His
Host Species Human
Synonym Dihydrofolate reductase, DHFR, DHFRP1.
Background Dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) is an enzyme that reduces dihydrofolic acid to tetrahydrofolic acid, with NADPH as electron donor that can be converted to the kinds of tetrahydrofolate cofactors applied in 1-carbon transfer chemistry. DHFR converts dihydrofolate into tetrahydrofolate, which is a methyl group shuttle required for the de novo synthesis of purines, thymidylic acid, and specificaa. Even though the functional DHFR gene is mapped to chromosome 5, numerous intronless processed pseudogenes or dihydrofolate reductase-like genes are identified on separate chromosomes. DHFR deficiency is associated with megaloblastic anemia.DHFR knockdown plays a role in the anticancer activity of 2-hydroxyoleic acid.DHFR gene insertion/deletion polymorphism is linked to variation in serum and red blood cell folate concentrations in women.
Description DHFR Human Recombinant fused with a 20a.a. His tag at N-terminus expressed in E.Coli is a single, non-glycosylated, polypeptide chain containing 207a.a. (1-187 a.a.) and having a molecular weight of 23.6kDa.The DHFR is purified by unique purification methods.
Source E.coli
Purity >95.0% as determined by SDS-PAGE.
Endotoxin <1.0 EU per μg by the LAL method.
Bioactivity Specific activity is >3500 pmol/min/ug is defined as the amount of enzyme that converts 1.0 pmole of dihydrofolic acid to tetrahydrofolic acid per minute at pH 6.5 at 25C.
Formulation The DHFR solution (1mg/ml) contains 20mM Tris-HCl buffer (pH8.0), 0.1M NaCl, 2mM DTT and 30% glycerol.
Stability Recombinant protein is stable for 12 months at -70°C
Usage For Research Use Only
Storage 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.


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Proteins are sensitive to heat, and freeze-drying can preserve the activity of the majority of proteins. It improves protein stability, extends storage time, and reduces shipping costs. However, freeze-drying can also lead to the loss of the active portion of the protein and cause aggregation and denaturation issues. Nonetheless, these adverse effects can be minimized by incorporating protective agents such as stabilizers, additives, and excipients, and by carefully controlling various lyophilization conditions.

Commonly used protectant include saccharides, polyols, polymers, surfactants, some proteins and amino acids etc. We usually add 8% (mass ratio by volume) of trehalose and mannitol as lyoprotectant. Trehalose can significantly prevent the alter of the protein secondary structure, the extension and aggregation of proteins during freeze-drying process; mannitol is also a universal applied protectant and fillers, which can reduce the aggregation of certain proteins after lyophilization.

Our protein products do not contain carrier protein or other additives (such as bovine serum albumin (BSA), human serum albumin (HSA) and sucrose, etc., and when lyophilized with the solution with the lowest salt content, they often cannot form A white grid structure, but a small amount of protein is deposited in the tube during the freeze-drying process, forming a thin or invisible transparent protein layer.

Reminder: Before opening the tube cap, we recommend that you quickly centrifuge for 20-30 seconds in a small centrifuge, so that the protein attached to the tube cap or the tube wall can be aggregated at the bottom of the tube. Our quality control procedures ensure that each tube contains the correct amount of protein, and although sometimes you can't see the protein powder, the amount of protein in the tube is still very precise.

To learn more about how to properly dissolve the lyophilized recombinant protein, please visit Lyophilization FAQs.

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