Technical Data
P9005-25P1
Procalcitonin, Recombinant, Human (PCT)
10ug
Molecular Biology Storage: -20CShipping: Blue Ice
Procalcitonin is a peptide hormone mainly produced by the C cells of the thyroid and certain endocrine cells of the lung. Under normal expression conditions, procalcitonin is immediately cleaved into three specific fragments, an N terminal residue, calcitonin and katacalcin. Levels of unprocessed procalcitonin rise significantly after bacterial infection, trauma or shock.

Recombinant procalcitonin comprises a 114aa fragment (aa3-116) corresponding to the unprocessed procalcitonin protein and is expressed in E. coli with an amino- terminal hexahistidine tag.

Applications:
Suitable for use in ELISA. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilution:
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing.. Store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for at least 6 months at -20C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.

Molecular Weight:
17.13kD
Source: Human, Recombinant, E. coli
Purity: Purified; ~95% by SDS-PAGE.
Concentration: As reported
Form: Supplied as a liquid in 20mM Tris-HCl, pH 8.0, 50% glycerol.

Important Note: This product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.
1. Maruna, P., et al., Physiol. Res. 49(1): S57-61 (2000).

Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.