AKR1C3, also known as PGFS, is a member of the aldo-keto reductase superfamily which catalyzes the conversion of aldehydes and ketones to their corresponding alcohols by utilizing NADH and/or NADPH as cofactors. This enzyme catalyzes the reduction of prostaglandin (PG) D2, PGH2 and phenanthrenequinone (PQ), and the oxidation of 9 alpha, 11 beta-PGF2 to PGD2. It may play an important role in the pathogenesis of allergic diseases such as asthma, and may also have a role in controlling cell growth and differentiation.
Recombinant human AKR1C3 protein, fused to His-tag at N-terminus, expressed in E.coli.
MGSSHHHHHH SSGLVPRGSH MDSKHQCVKL NDGHFMPVLG FGTYAPPEVP RSKALEVTKL AIEAGFRHID SAHLYNNEEQ VGLAIRSKIA DGSVKREDIF YTSKLWSTFH RPELVRPALE NSLKKAQLDY VDLYLIHSPM SLKPGEELSP TDENGKVIFD IVDLCTTWEA MEKCKDAGLA KSIGVSNFNR RQLEMILNKP GLKYKPVCNQ VECHPYFNRS KLLDFCKSKD IVLVAYSALG SQRDKRWVDP NSPVLLEDPV LCALAKKHKR TPALIALRYQ LQRGVVVLAK SYNEQRIRQN VQVFEFQLTA EDMKAIDGLD RNLHYFNSDS FASHPNYPYS DEY
< 0.1units/mg Enzymatic activity was confirmed by measuring the amount of enzyme catalyzing the oxidation of 1micromole NADPH per minute at 25C.
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4 degrees C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20 degrees C. Aliquots are stable for 6 months at -20 degrees C. 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.