Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)


NAME Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
Human Seminal Plasma
Prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, is a protein produced by normal, as well as malignant, cells of the prostate gland. This enzyme participates in the dissolution of the seminal fluid coagulum and plays an important role in fertility.
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA), also called as gamma-seminoprotein or kallikrein-3 (KLK3), P-30 antigen, is basically a glycoprotein enzyme encoded in humans by the KLK3 gene. PSA is a member of the kallikrein-related peptidase family and is secreted by the epithelial cells of the prostate gland.
PSA is produced for the ejaculate, where it liquefies semen in the seminal       coagulum and allows sperm to swim freely. It is also believed to be instrumental in dissolving cervical mucus, allowing the entry of sperm into the uterus.
PSA is present in small quantities in the serum of men with healthy prostates, but is often elevated in the presence of prostate cancer or other prostate disorders.
Purity Analysis
≥ 96% by SDS-PAGE
Liquid in 0.1M Tris Acetate buffer, pH 6.0 + 0.2 containing 0.09 % w/v Sodium Azide and 20% Glycerol.
20°C in working aliquots
2 years at -20°C
Viral testing
The viral marker test negative for HBs-Ag, Anti-HCV, Anti-HIV (I and II) using CLIA (US-FDA approved). The antigen is also tested for the absence of viral DNA/RNA for HBV, HIV (I) and HCV using PCR technology
Material safety note
This product is not for human/animal consumption. Use only in in vitro research or products. All bio-safety precautions must be practiced while handling. Discard (if needed) as per local environmental regulation.