Agent Name

Uteroferrin

Alternative Name

Acid phosphatase

CAS Number

9001-77-8

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Phosphatase, acid; Acid phosphatase; [ChemIDplus] Phosphatase, Acid, from potato; (Orthophosphoric-monoester phosphohydrolase acid optimum); [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Enzymes

Description

Powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Uteroferrin is a purple progesterone-induced glycoprotein containing two molecules of iron per 35,000 molecular weight polypeptide, which has high amino acid sequence homology with Type 5 acid phosphatases from normal human placentae, from sera of patients with hairy cell leukemia, Gaucher's disease, and osteoporosis, as well as from normal spleens of pigs, cattle, rats, and mice." [Reference #1] "Acid phosphatase is a phosphatase, a type of enzyme, used to free attached phosphate groups from other molecules during digestion. It is basically a phosphomonoesterase. It is stored in lysosomes and functions when these fuse with endosomes, which are acidified while they function; therefore, it has an acid pH optimum." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; May cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "ENZYMES."

Reference Link

Uteroferrin: a progesterone-induced hematopoietic growth factor of uterine origin.

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