MocAc- Gly- Lys- Pro- Ile- Leu- Phe- Phe- Arg- Leu- Lys(Dnp)- D-Arg-NH2

3200-v 1 mg | 145.00 EUR

(7-Methoxycoumarin-4-yl)acetyl- glycyl- L-lysyl- L-prolyl- L-isoleucyl- L-leucyl- L-phenylalanyl- L-phenylalanyl- L-arginyl- L-leucyl- [Nε– (2,4-dinitrophenyl)- L-lysyl]- D-arginine amide

(M.W. 1756.00) C85H122N22O19

Synthetic Product
A trace of impurity might be detectable by TLC when 100 µg is applied to the plate. The amount of contamination detectable by HPLC is less than 2 %.

Fluorescence-Quenching Substrate for Cathepsin D/E

Intracellular proteases are focused for studying a control system of the cellular function. Many proteases, like cathepsins, calpains, caspases, and enzymes for ubiquitin-proteasome system, are controlling the cellular functions with interaction each other.

Cathepsin E and cathepsin D are two major intracellular aspartic proteinases implicated in the physiological and pathological degradation of intra- and extracellular proteins. Thus far, there are no useful synthetic substrates provide with a simple and fast method for measuring enzyme activities of large numbers of samples.

Recently, Yasuda et al. reported the undecapeptide Mca-Gly-Lys-Pro-Ile-Leu-Phe-Phe-Arg-Leu-Lys(Dnp)-D-Arg-NH2 as selective fluorogenic substrate for the rapid and sensitive assay of cathepsin E and cathepsin D [J. Biochem. 125, 1137 (1999)]. This substrate is hydrolyzed equally well by cathepsins E and D ( kcat/Km = 10.9 mM-1.s-1 for cathepsin E and 15.6 mM-1.s-1 for cathepsin D). Mca-Gly-Lys-Pro-Ile-Leu-Phe-Phe-Arg-Leu-Lys(Dnp)-D-Arg-NH2 represents a potentially valuable tool for mechanistic studies on cathepsins E and D.


  1. Y. Yasuda, T. Kageyama, A. Akamine, M. Shibata, E. Kominami, Y. Uchiyama and K. Yamamoto, J. Biochem., 125, 1137 (1999)