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For reconstitution, we recommend adding 100 µL distilled water to a final antibody concentration of about 1 mg/mL. To use this carrier-free antibody for conjugation experiments, we strongly recommend performing another round of desalting. (Zeba Spin Desalting Columns, 7KMWCO, 0.5 mL, Product # 89882)
This gene encodes a type II transmembrane glycoprotein belonging to the M28 peptidase family. The protein acts as a glutamate carboxypeptidase on different alternative substrates, including the nutrient folate and the neuropeptide N-acetyl-l-aspartyl-l-glutamate and is expressed in a number of tissues such as prostate, central and peripheral nervous system and kidney. A mutation in this gene may be associated with impaired intestinal absorption of dietary folates, resulting in low blood folate levels and consequent hyperhomocysteinemia. Expression of this protein in the brain may be involved in a number of pathological conditions associated with glutamate excitotoxicity. In the prostate the protein is up-regulated in cancerous cells and is used as an effective diagnostic and prognostic indicator of prostate cancer. This gene likely arose from a duplication event of a nearby chromosomal region. Alternative splicing gives rise to multiple transcript variants encoding several different isoforms.
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Protein Aliases: Cell growth-inhibiting gene 27 protein; FGCP; Folate hydrolase 1; Folylpoly-gamma-glutamate carboxypeptidase; GCPII; glutamate carboxylase II; Glutamate carboxypeptidase 2; Glutamate carboxypeptidase II; Membrane glutamate carboxypeptidase; mGCP; N-acetylated alpha-linked acidic dipeptidase 1; N-acetylated-alpha-linked acidic dipeptidase I; NAALADase I; prostate specific membrane antigen; prostate specific membrane antigen variant F; Prostate-specific membrane antigen; PSM; Pteroylpoly-gamma-glutamate carboxypeptidase
Gene Aliases: FGCP; FOLH; FOLH1; GCP2; GCPII; GIG27; mGCP; NAALAD1; NAALAdase; PSM; PSMA
UniProt ID: (Human) A4UU12
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 2346
Molecular Function: metalloprotease