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C1184 Sigma

Cellulase from Aspergillus niger

powder, ≥0.3 units/mg solid

Synonym: 1,4-(1,3:1,4)-β-D-Glucan 4-glucanohydrolase

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Biochem/physiol Actions

Cellulase from Aspergillus niger catalyzes the hydrolysis of endo-1,4-β-D-glycosidic linkages in cellulose, lichenin, barley glucan, and the cellooligosaccharides cellotriose to cellohexaose. It does not cleave cellobiose or p-nitrophenyl-β-D-glucoside. This enzyme will also cleave intact glycosaminoglycan from a core peptide by hydrolyzing the xylosyl serine linkage.

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Packaging

5000, 25000, 100000 units in poly bottle

Unit Definition

One unit will liberate 1.0 μmole of glucose from cellulose in one hr at pH 5.0 at 37 °C (2 hr incubation time).

Application

Cellulase from Sigma has been used to study the ability of several of its possible substrates, cellulose, Avicel PH-101, and filter paper, to protect enzyme activity during monogastric diegstion in animal and avian digestive tracts.

The enzyme has also been approved as a secondary direct food additive as an aid in clam and shrimp processing.

General description

The FDA recognizes cellulase from A. niger as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) if non-pathogenic and non-toxigenic strains, as well as current good manufacturing practices, are used in production.

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What is the solution stability of Cellulase, Product C1184?
Sigma-Aldrich has not determined the solution stability for this product.  However, it is reported in Methods in Enzymology, 160, 264 (1988) that cellulase from Aspergillus niger is "completely stable over the range of pH 5.0-8.0 at 4°C for 24 hours and retains about 50% of its original activity after heating at 70°C for 10 minutes.  The enzyme is completely inactivated by heating at 80°C for 10 minutes."
Are there any additives to Cellulase, Product C1184, in addition to the enzyme itself?
Per information from our supplier, maltodextrin is an extender in this product.  Maltodextrin can vary in glucose chain lengths of 2-12. There can also be some free glucose in the product. Either sorbitol or propylene glycol is added to the product as a stabilizer during processing. These components may be "flashed off" during processing, but some small amount may still be present.
My question is not addressed here, how can I contact Technical Service for assistance?
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What is the molecular weight of Product C1184, Cellulase from Aspergillus niger?
The molecular weight is 26,000 Daltons.
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Protocols & Articles

Protocols

Enzymatic Assay of Cellulase

3.12 Unit definition: One unit will liberate 1.0 μmole of glucose from cellulose in one hour at pH 5.0 at 37ºC (2 hour incubation time).
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