Protein farnesyltransferase, α- and β-subunit
rat, recombinant, E. coli
For in vitro use only!
Shipping: shipped on dry ice
Storage Conditions: store at -80 °C
avoid freeze/thaw cycles
Shelf Life: 12 months
Molecular Weight: α: 44 kDa, β: 49 kDa
Accession number: Q04631 / Q02293
Purity: > 90 % (SDS-PAGE)
Form: liquid (Supplied in 25 mM HEPES pH 7.2, 40 mM NaCl, 1 mM TCEP and 10 μM ZnSO4)
Activity: 1 pmol of FTase will transfer 1 pmol of farnesyl to H-Ras in 15 min at 37°C.
FTase catalyzes the transfer of the farnesyl group from farnesyl diphosphate to proteins containing a C-terminal CaaX motif, where 'C' is a conserved cysteine that is the site of farnesyl modification, 'a' is usually an aliphatic amino acid, and 'X' is methionine, serine, glutamine, or alanine.
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Lackner et al. (2005) Chemical genetics indentifies Rab geranylgeranyl transferase as an apoptotic target of farnesyl transferase inhibitors. Cancer Cell. 7:325.
Zimmerman et al. (1998) High-level expression of rat farnesyl:proteintransferase in Escherichia coli as a translationally coupled heterodimer. Protein Express. Purif. 14:395.
Hooff et al. (2008) Isoprenoid quantitation in human brain tissue: a validated HPLCfluorescence detection method for endogenous farnesyl- (FPP) and geranylgeranylpyrophosphate (GGPP). Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 392 (4):673-680.
Watanabe et al. (2008) Inhibitors of Protein Geranylgeranyltransferase I and Rab Geranylgeranyltransferase Identified from a Library of Allenoate-derived Compounds. J. Biol. Chem. 283 (15):9571-9579.
Eckert et al. (2009) Regulation of the brain isoprenoids farnesyl- and geranylgeranylpyrophosphate is altered in male Alzheimer patients. Neurobiology of Disease 35 (2):251-257.