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A3403 Sigma

α-Amylase from Bacillus licheniformis Green Alternative

Type XII-A, saline solution, ≥500 units/mg protein (biuret)

Synonym: 1,4-α-D-Glucan-glucanohydrolase, Termamyl® 120

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Caution

Reported to be heat stable at temperatures as high as ∼90 °C.

General description

Sigma Life Science is committed to bringing you Greener Alternative Products, which adhere to one or more of The 12 Principles of Greener Chemistry. This product has been enhanced for waste prevention when used in starch ethanol research. For more information see the article in biofiles.

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A product of Novozyme Corp.

Termamyl is a registered trademark of Novozymes Corp.

Unit Definition

One unit will liberate 1.0 mg of maltose from starch in 3 min at pH 6.9 at 20 °C.

Physical form

Aqueous solution containing sodium chloride and sucrose

Application

α-Amylase is used to hydrolyze α bonds of α-linked polysaccharides, such as starch and glycogen. Product A3403 is from Bacillus licheniformis and is type XII-A. α-Amylase, from Sigma, has been used in various plant studies, such as metabolism studies in Arabidopsis .

Biochem/physiol Actions

α-Amylase hydrolyzes the α-(1,4) glucan linkages in polysaccharides of three or more α-(1,4) linked D-glucose units. Natural substrates such as starch and glycogen are broken down into glucose and maltose.

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Safety Information

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GHS08  GHS08
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Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
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Protocols & Articles

Protocols

Enzymatic Assay of α-Amylase (EC 3.2.1.1)

The spectrophotometric stop reaction determination (A540, Light path = 1 cm) is based on the following reaction:

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Peer-Reviewed Papers
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References

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