Recombinant PreScission Protease (rPSP) from human rhinovirus (HRV 3C) is a recombinant restriction-grade protease. PSP is a highly purified recombinant 6xHis-fusion protein, which recognizes the same cleavage site as the native enzyme. It is used to cleave affinity tags from fusion proteins. The optimum recognition site for this enzyme is the sequence Leu-Glu-Val-Leu-Phe-Gln/Gly-Pro(LEVLFQ/GP) and cleavage occurs between the Gln and Gly-Pro residues. The optimal temperature for cleavage is 4°C. It is recommended that the cleavage for each fusion protein be optimized by varying the amount of Recombinant PreScission Protease, reaction time, or incubation temperature. It can be removed by Ni2+ affinity resin.Recombinant PreScission Protease (rPSP) contains 217 amino acids with N-terminal His tag. A fully biologically active molecule, rPSP has a molecular mass of 24 kDa and is obtained by proprietary chromatographic techniques at GenScript.