Western blot analysis using CHIT1 monoclonal antibody, clone 1D9G2,1D9G4,2B4G3 (Cat # MAB10472) against truncated Trx-CHIT1 recombinant protein (1) and truncated CHIT1 (aa22-466)-hIgGFc transfected CHO-K1 cell lysate (2).
Chitotriosidase is secreted by activated human macrophages and is markedly elevated in plasma of Gaucher disease patients. The expression of chitotriosidase occurs only at a late stage of differentiation of monocytes to activated macrophages in culture. Human macrophages can synthesize a functional chitotriosidase, a highly conserved enzyme with a strongly regulated expression. This enzyme may play a role in the degradation of chitin-containing pathogens. [provided by RefSeq