Not yet tested in other applications.
Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
FunctionMetalloprotease which may be important for placentation by regulating biological activity of key peptides at the embryo-maternal interface. On synthetic substrates it shows a marked preference for Leu-4-methylcoumaryl-7-amide (Leu-MCA) over Met-MCA, Arg-LCA and Lys-LCA. Cleaves the N-terminal amino acid of several peptides such as angiotensin-3, kisspeptin-10 and endokinin C.
Tissue specificitySpecifically expressed in placenta and not in other tissues. Mainly found at the cell surface region of the extravillous trophoblasts. Detected on extravillous trophoblasts in the outer layer of the chorion laeve in the fetal membrane Not detected on either fetal amnionic epithelial cells or maternal decidual cells. Also detected in the migrating extravillous trophoblasts in the maternal decidual tissues (at protein level).
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the peptidase M1 family.