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β-N-Acetylglucosaminidase from human placenta

ammonium sulfate suspension, 6-20 units/mg protein

Synonym: β-N-Acetyl-D-hexosaminide N-acetylhexosaminohydrolase, β-N-Acetylhexosaminidase



Related Categories 3.2.x.x Glycosidases, 3.x.x.x Hydrolases, Application Index, Biochemicals and Reagents, Carbohydrate Hydrolysis,
form   ammonium sulfate suspension
foreign activity   α--fucosidase, and α- and β-galactosidase ≤2%
storage temp.   2-8°C
Gene Information   human ... ENGASE(64772), HEXA(3073)


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This enzyme, sometimes called β-N-acetylhexosaminidase, is reported to liberate terminal β-linked N-acetylglucosamine and N-acetylgalactosamine from a variety of substrates.

This enzyme, sometimes called β-N-acetylhexosaminidase, is reported to liberate terminal β-linked N-acetylglucosamine and N-acetylgalactosamine from a variety of substrates. The activity of β-N-actylglucosaminidase may be determined with the chromogenic substrate p-nitrophenyl-N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminide. β-N-actylglucosaminidase hydrolyzes the terminal nonreducing N-acetyl-D-hexosamine residues. This enzyme contains two predominant isozymes, Hex A, a heterodimer, and Hex B, a homodimer. N-acetylglucosamine, acetamide, N-2-acetamido-2-deoyglucosylamine, N-acetylnojirimycin, and N-acetyldeoxynojirmycin are known inhibitors.

Unit Definition

One unit will hydrolyze 1.0 μmole of p-nitrophenyl N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminide to p-nitrophenol and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine per min at the pH 4.25 at 25 °C.

Physical form

Suspension in 2.4 M (NH4)2SO4 containing 0.15 M NaCl and 0.1 M sodium phosphate, pH 6.0


β -N-acetylglucosaminidase is a lysosomal enzyme used to hydrolyze N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminides and N-acetyl-β-Dgalactosaminides. It is used in chemoenzymatic synthesis of oligosaccharides based on their effective transglycosylation of β-GlcNAc and β-GalNAcc. It may be a useful tool to study Alzheimer’s Disease .

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Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
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Protocols & Articles


Ammonium Sulfate Suspensions - Technical Note

Note that for an ammonium sulfate suspension, most of the enzyme will be in solid form. It is likely that only negligible amounts of enzyme will be in the ammonium sulfate solution.
Keywords: Enzyme activity

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Enzymes & Proteins

Application Index | Enzyme Index | Substrate Index | Inhibitor Index | Cofactor Index | Lectin Index
Keywords: Cell signaling, Diagnostic, Drug discovery, Molecular biology

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