Purity: Value and Method: > 95% by SDS-PAGE
Endotoxin Concentration: < 0.1 EU/µg of the protein by LAL method
Protein Length/ AA Sequence: Gln18-Ser740 of human ACE2 fused with a Fc tag at the C-terminus
Biological Activity: EC50 = 4-8 ng/mL
Molecular Weight: 109.5 kDa
Animal Origin Free: Yes
Storage and Reconstitution: Store the lyophilized protein at -20°C to -80°C for long term. Reconstitute to a concentration of 0.1-0.5 mg/mL in sterile distilled water. After reconstitution, the protein solution is stable at -20°C for 3 months, at 2-8°C for up to 1 week.
Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) plays a central role in vascular, renal, and myocardial physiology. In contrast to its homolog ACE, ACE2 expression is restricted to heart, kidney, and testis. Recently. ACE2 has also been shown to be a functional receptor of the SARS coronavirus. The normal function of ACE2 is to convert the inactive vasoconstrictor angiotensin I (AngI) to Ang1-9 and the active form AngII to Ang1-7, unlike ACE, which converts AngI to AngII. While the role of these vasoactive peptides is not well understood, lack of ACE2 expression in ace2-/ace2- mice leads to severely reduced cardiac contractility, indicating its importance in regulating heart function.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. Not for resale without express authorization.
Protein Aliases: ACE 2; ACE-related carboxypeptidase; ACEH; angiotensin I converting enzyme (peptidyl-dipeptidase A) 2; Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2; Angiotensin-converting enzyme homolog; Metalloprotease MPROT15; peptidyl-dipeptidase A; Processed angiotensin-converting enzyme 2
Gene Aliases: ACE2; ACEH; UNQ868/PRO1885
UniProt ID: (Human) Q9BYF1
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 59272