Recombinant TEV Protease Protein, CF


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Recombinant TEV Protease Protein, CF Summary

Details of Functionality
Measured by its ability to cleave a fusion protein containing the recognition sequence Glu-Asn-Leu-Tyr-Phe-Gln, with the cleavage point after Gln. TEV Protease cleaves ≥50% of the control substrate, as measured under the described conditions. It is recommended that the cleavage for each fusion protein be optimized by varying the amount of Recombinant Viral TEV Protease, reaction time, or incubation temperature.
E. coli-derived viral TEV Protease protein
Ala TEV Protease
Glu2039-Gln2279 (Ser2256Asn)
Accession # NP_062908
Leu 6-His tag
N-terminus C-terminus
Accession #
N-terminal Sequence
Protein/Peptide Type
Recombinant Enzymes
>80%, by SDS-PAGE visualized with Silver Staining and quantitative densitometry by Coomassie® Blue Staining.
Endotoxin Note
<1.0 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.


Theoretical MW
28.5 kDa.
Disclaimer note: The observed molecular weight of the protein may vary from the listed predicted molecular weight due to post translational modifications, post translation cleavages, relative charges, and other experimental factors.
25-30 kDa, reducing conditions
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4469-TP in the following applications:

Packaging, Storage & Formulations

Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 6 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after opening.
Supplied as a 0.2 μm filtered solution in Tris, NaCl, EDTA, DTT and Glycerol.
>80%, by SDS-PAGE visualized with Silver Staining and quantitative densitometry by Coomassie® Blue Staining.
Assay Procedure
  • Assay Buffer: 50 mM Tris, 0.5 mM EDTA, 1 mM DTT, pH 8.0
  • Recombinant Viral TEV Protease (rvTEV) (Catalog # 4469-TP)
  • Substrate: Any fusion protein containing the recognition sequence ENLYFQ. The cleavage site is after glutamine (Q).
  • SDS-PAGE followed by protein staining
  1. Dilute rvTEV Protease to 0.02 mg/mL in Assay Buffer.
  2. Dilute Substrate to 0.5 mg/mL in Assay Buffer.
  3. Form reaction mixture by combining 20 µL of diluted Substrate and 20 µL Assay Buffer. Also prepare two additional mixtures, to be used as controls, containing 20 µL of diluted Substrate and 30 µL of Assay Buffer.
  4. Incubate all three mixtures (temperature equilibration), as well as the diluted rvTEV Protease, for 15 minutes at room temperature.
  5. Add 10 µL diluted rvTEV Protease to the reaction mixture, excluding the controls, for a final volume of 50 µL in each reaction.
  6. Incubate the reaction containing the diluted rvTEV Protease as well as one of the controls for 1 hour at room temperature. Keep the other control on ice.
  7. Stop the reactions by mixing equal volumes of reaction mixture (including controls) and 2X reducing SDS-PAGE sample buffer together.  Heat for 5 minutes at 100 °C.
  8. Analyze the cleavage by SDS-PAGE followed by protein staining.
Per Reaction:
  • rvTEV Protease: 0.2 µg
  • Substrate: 10 µg


This product is produced by and ships from R&D Systems, Inc., a Bio-Techne brand.

Alternate Names for Recombinant TEV Protease Protein, CF

  • NIa
  • P1 Protease
  • TEV Protease
  • Tobacco Etch Virus Protease


TEV Protease is the 241 amino acid (aa), 27 kDa catalytic domain of the nuclear inclusion a (NIa) protein encoded by the potyvirus, tobacco etch virus (TEV). It may be used in biotechnology to cleave affinity tags from recombinant proteins, either co-translationally or in vitro following purification. Its high specificity and activity at a wide range of pH and ionic strength make TEV Protease more versatile than many other proteases used for the same purpose. Unlike factor Xa, enteropeptidase or thrombin, TEV Protease has not been found to cleave at unintended sites, even when present at a high concentration. TEV Protease is a 3C-type protease that cleaves substrates with a consensus sequence of ENLYFQG. Cleavage occurs between Q and G. Since the final aa remains on the cleaved protein where it could potentially affect structure or function, substitution of a variety of aa have been tested. In order of efficiency, S, A, M, Y, D, N, E, K or L may be effectively used in place of G. Several of the remaining aa may also vary, giving a final consensus sequence of ExxYF(M)Q(E)/G(S, A or others) where aa in parenthesis are alternatives and x is any aa. The autocatalytic site of NIa at S2256 has been mutated to an N for improved stability of the protease.

  1. Daros, J.-A. et al. (1999) J. Virol. 73:8732.
  2. Mondigler, M. and M. Ehrmann (1996) J. Bacteriol. 178:2986.
  3. Phan, J. et al. (2002) J. Biol. Chem. 277:50564.
  4. Kapust, R.B. et al. (2002) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 294:949.
  5. Kapust, R.B. et al. (2001) Protein Eng. 14:993.

Publications for TEV Protease (4469-TP)(1)

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We have publications tested in 1 application: Enzyme Assay.

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