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76190 Sigma-Aldrich

Pancreatin from porcine pancreas

powder, beige, amylase >100 U/mg

Synonym: Pancreatin from hog pancreas



form   powder
color   beige
storage temp.   2-8°C


Biochem/physiol Actions

Pancreatin contains enzymatic components including trypsin, amylase and lipase, ribonuclease, and protease, produced by the exocrine cells of the porcine pancreas. This combination of enzymes allows it to hydrolyze proteins, starch and fats. Pancreatin will convert not less than 25 times its weight of potato starch into soluble carbohydrates in 5 minutes in water at 40°C, will digest not less than 25 times its weight of casein in 60 minutes at pH 7.5 at 40°C and will release not less than microequivalents of acid per min per mg pancreatin from olive oil at pH 9.0 at 37°C.

Other Notes

In the digestion of casein and rapeseed; For the cleaning of reverse osmosis membranes; Regioselective acetylation of monosaccharide derivatives by pancreatin-catalyzed transesterification in organic solvents; Enantioselective lactonization of methyl 3,5-dihydroxyalkanoates

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Unit Definition

1 U corresponds to 1 USP-unit (USP XXI, p. 777) other enzyme activities: Lipase ≥8 U/mg [1 U corresponds to 1 USP-unit]; Protease ≥100 U/mg [1 U corresponds to 1 USP-unit]

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