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|Application ||WB, E|
|Other Accession||NP_001138503, 5328|
|Calculated MW||48507 Da|
|Other Names||Urokinase-type plasminogen activator, U-plasminogen activator, uPA, 126.96.36.199, Urokinase-type plasminogen activator long chain A, Urokinase-type plasminogen activator short chain A, Urokinase-type plasminogen activator chain B, PLAU|
|Format||0.5 mg IgG/ml in Tris saline (20mM Tris pH7.3, 150mM NaCl), 0.02% sodium azide, with 0.5% bovine serum albumin|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 6 months. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||Goat Anti-Plasminogen Activator / PLAU Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Specifically cleaves the zymogen plasminogen to form the active enzyme plasmin.|
|Tissue Location||Expressed in the prostate gland and prostate cancers.|
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This gene encodes a serine protease involved in degradation of the extracellular matrix and possibly tumor cell migration and proliferation. A specific polymorphism in this gene may be associated with late-onset Alzheimer's disease and also with decreased affinity for fibrin-binding. This protein converts plasminogen to plasmin by specific cleavage of an Arg-Val bond in plasminogen. Plasmin in turn cleaves this protein at a Lys-Ile bond to form a two-chain derivative in which a single disulfide bond connects the amino-terminal A-chain to the catalytically active, carboxy-terminal B-chain. This two-chain derivative is also called HMW-uPA (high molecular weight uPA). HMW-uPA can be further processed into LMW-uPA (low molecular weight uPA) by cleavage of chain A into a short chain A (A1) and an amino-terminal fragment. LMW-uPA is proteolytically active but does not bind to the uPA receptor. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
Tumour budding, uPA and PAI-1 are associated with aggressive behaviour in colon cancer. M脌rkl B, et al. J Surg Oncol, 2010 Sep 1. PMID 20740581.
A genetic association study of maternal and fetal candidate genes that predispose to preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM). Romero R, et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2010 Jul 29. PMID 20673868.
Insulin-like growth factors II exon 9 and E-cadherin-Pml I but not myeloperoxidase promoter-463, urokinase-ApaL I nor xeroderma pigmentosum polymorphisms are associated with higher susceptibility to leiomyoma. Hsieh YY, et al. Anticancer Res, 2010 Jun. PMID 20651370.
Evaluation of candidate stromal epithelial cross-talk genes identifies association between risk of serous ovarian cancer and TERT, a cancer susceptibility hot-spot. Johnatty SE, et al. PLoS Genet, 2010 Jul 8. PMID 20628624.
Variation at the NFATC2 Locus Increases the Risk of Thiazolinedinedione-Induced Edema in the Diabetes REduction Assessment with ramipril and rosiglitazone Medication (DREAM) Study. Bailey SD, et al. Diabetes Care, 2010 Jul 13. PMID 20628086.
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