PcAst-1 b/c peptide
Three letter code
Peptide Purity (HPLC)
PcAst-1b is a novel proline-rich antimicrobial peptide from the transcriptome of the red swamp crayfish Procambarus clarkii. PcAst-1b is encoded by the multi-genic astacidin gene family. The antimicrobial activity of PcAst-1b ranged from potent and broad-spectrum, in low-salt medium, to poor, whereas it was generally low in full nutrient broth. No significant toxic effects were observed on cultured human cells.
Ideally PcAst-1 b/c peptide should be stored in a freezer at or below -9C. PcAst-1 b/c peptide should be refrigerated after reconstitution. For more details, please refer to the manual:Handling and Storage of Synthetic Peptides
- Ronu010deviu0107 T, u010cikeu0161-u010culiu0107 V, Maraviu0107 A, et al. Identification and functional characterization of the astacidin family of proline-rich host defence peptides (PcAst) from the red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii, Girard 1852). Dev Comp Immunol. 2020
About TFA salt
Trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) is a strong acid, which is commonly used to cleave synthesized peptides from solid-phase resins and is also used to improve HPLC performance in the peptide purification step. By default, custom peptides are delivered as lyophilized TFA salts, and can contain as much as 10-45% TFA.
TFA in custom peptides can cause inexplicable discrepancies in subsequent assay data. For instance, TFA in nM concentrations has been shown to interfere with cellular assays, inhibiting cellular proliferation in some instances, and increasing cell viability in others . It has also been found to be an unintended allosteric modulator of the glycine receptor, GlyR.
TFA Removal Service is recommended for:
- Peptides that will be used in cellular assays
- Peptides that will be used as APIs or in manufactured products
- For hydrophilic peptides containing numerous basic residues
- Analysed Sequence:H-SNVYRPPPYRPVYRPLRRPGYRPGK-OH
- Chemical Formula:C140H217N45O32
- Sequence length:25
- Extinction coefficient:5120 M-1cm-1
- Mw average:3042.49
- Theoretical pI:11.76
- Data Source:Peptide Property Calculator
GRAVY = grand average of hydropathy
X: Hydrophobic uncharged residues, like F I L M V W A and P
X: Basic residues, like R K H
X: Acidic residues, like D E
X: Polar uncharged residues, like G S T C N Q and Y
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