Glu-Plasminogen purified protein, lyophilized. For use in research tests. Not for drug use. Prepared from pooled human plasma. Each donor is individually tested and found free of hepatitis and AIDS antibodies.

The product is lyophilized from 1% Hepes, 1% Glycin, 1% Saccharose, 2,5% Mannit buffer, pH=6,6 at a protein content of 1 mg/ml.

The lyophilized product is reconstituted by addition of 1 ml distilled water and gentle agitation 10 minutes at room temperature followed by centrifugation of 3 minutes at 1000g.

Analysis after reconstitution

1 Appearance clear, colorless solution
2 Protein content (1) 1,2 mg
3 Glu-Plasminogen (2) > 90 %
4 Lys-Plasminogen (2) < 10 %
5 Plasmin content (3) < 0,01 %
6 activatable by t-PA (3) 16 IU /ml
7 activatable by SK (3) 30 IU/ml
8 Caseinolytic Units / vial 20 CU/ml
9 SDS PAGE (2)  TC41004 plasminogen
lane A) Marker (Page Ruler)
lane B) Glu-Plasminogen RCD03B0
lane C) Lys-Plasminogen, Lot RCG91A0

1) Spectrophotometrically at 280nm, Factor 1,7

2) SDS-PAGE using Phast Gel Gradient 8-25% (Amersham Pharmacia Biotech), silver stain

3) Plasmin activity analyzed amidolytically (Kabi S-2251 H-D- Val-Leu-Lys-pNA). Colr development at 405nm was monitored at 37°C.

What is the difference between Glu-plasminogen and Lys-plasminogen? How can the two forms be measured?
The native form of plasminogen in plasma has glutamic acid (Glu) at the N-terminal and is termed Glu-plasminogen. Other plasminogen forms generated by the catalytic cleavage of plasmin and containing mostly lysine (Lys) at the N-terminal position are termed Lys-Plasminogen. They can be measured using a chromogenic method based on the different rate of activation of the two forms by urokinase. See Scully MF, Kakkar VV. Measurement of Degraded Forms of Plasminogen in Human Plasma. Thromb Res (1980); 17: 347-352. Note that the Chromogenix plasminogen is at least 95% Glu-plasminogen.
Is the plasminogen reagent you sell Glu- or Lys- plasminogen?
We sell both forms, though most researchers want Glu-Plasminogen, which is a preparation of at least 95% Glu-plasminogen. See the product pages for detailed information about our plasminogen preparations.
The activity of plasmin and plasminogen is expressed in CU. What is this, and what is the equivalent in nkat?
CU stands for Casein Units, and is a measure of the proteolytic activity on the substrate casein. For example, a plasminogen reagent when activated to plasmin with streptokinase can show an activity of 7.3 nkat (S-2251™) per CU. 1 mg of plasmin corresponds to 0.20 nkat (S-2251™), or to 0.024 CU.