|Calculated MW||37104 Da|
|Other Names||CTSK, CTSO, CTSO3|
|Format||100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) of antibody in PBS pH 7.2 containing 0.01 % BSA, 0.01 % thimerosal, and 50 % glycerol.|
|Formulation||100 µg or 30 µg (0.5 mg/ml) of antibody in PBS pH 7.2 containing 0.01 % BSA, 0.01 % thimerosal, and 50 % glycerol.|
|Handling||The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.|
|Precautions||Procathepsin K Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Important for the overall degradation of proteins in lysosomes.|
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Cathepsin K, a member of the papain cysteine proteinase family, is the predominant proteinase responsible for the resorption of the bone matrix. Cathepsin cleaves proteins such as collagen type I, collagen type II and osteonectin, thereby playing a role in bone remodeling and resorption in osteoporosis, osteolytic bone metastasis and rheumatoid arthritis (Bromme and Okamoto, 1995; Drake, F. et al 1996; Bossard et al, 1996). Cathepsin K is produced as an inactive proenzyme (35.4 kDa) that is converted to its mature active form (23.5 kDa) by proteolytic cleavage of its 99-amino-acid propeptide domain. The in-vitro processing of Procathepsin K to mature Cathepsin K is autocatalytic.
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