Technical Data
T2399-10
Telomerase, Mouse, Control Peptide (EST2, hEST2, TCS1, Telomerase Catalytic Subunit, Telomerase-associated protein 2, Telomere Reverse Transcriptase, TERT, TP2, TRT)
100ug
Molecular Biology Storage: -20CShipping: Blue Ice
A 15aa Peptide sequence mapping in the middle of mouse telomerase/Est2. The 15 AA mouse control peptide sequence is 100% conserved in human.

The 3'ends of chromosomes are capped with telomere sequences (TTAGGG; 6-26 nucleotides in length) by ribonucleoprotein telomerase during DNA replication. Telomerase is an unusual RNA-dependent DNA polymerase that uses and RNA component to specify the addition of telomere. The telomeric RNA contains a sequence complementary to TTAGGG. In ciliated protozoa and yeast, telomere length is maintained by regulating the activity of telomerase. Many mammalian cells do not express telomerase resulting into shortening of telomere with each cell division, and ultimately causing the chromosomal instability, aging and cell death. Approx. 4.8 kb of telomeric DNA is lost with each cell division resulting into large number of chromosomal abnormalities. Most recently, introduction of telomerase into normal human cells has been shown to extend normal cell life by ~ 20 doubling. (2).

Purification of telomerase from the ciliate also revealed two protein of 43 and 123kD. p123 is a homolog of yeast Est2 (Essential for Telomerase activity). Mammalian homologs of yeast Est2 (also known as TP2 for Telomerase associated Protein 2; hEST2 or telomerase catalytic subunit or telomerase reverse transcriptase, TERT) have also been cloned (human Est2, 1132 aa; mouse Est2, 1122 aa; ~127kD.

Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at -20C. Stable for 12 months at -20C. Reconstitute with sterile buffer or ddH2O. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store 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.
Source: Mouse
Purity: Highly purified
Concentration: 1mg/ml
Form: Supplied as a lyophilized powder from PBS, 0.05% sodium azide.

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. Greenberg RA at al (1998) Oncogene in press; Meyerson M et al (1997) Cell 90, 785-795; Nugent CI et al (1998) Genes Develop. 12, 1073-85 (review).
2. Martin-Rivera L et al (1998) PNAS 95, 10471-10474

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