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D8144 Sigma

Dextranase from Penicillium sp.

lyophilized powder, 400-800 units/mg protein

Synonym: 1,6-α-D-Glucan 6-glucanohydrolase

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Packaging

500, 1000 units in poly bottle

Unit Definition

One unit will liberate 1.0 μmole of isomaltose (measured as maltose) per min at pH 6.0 at 37 °C, using dextran as substrate.

Application

Dextranase from Penicillium has been used in a study to assess the purification properties of an extracellular dextranase from Penicillium janthinellum. Dextranase from Penicillium has also been used in a study to investigate the carbohydrate component of Penicillium funiculosum dextranase.

Biochem/physiol Actions

An endodextranase that hydrolyzes -(1,6)-glucosidic linkages in dextran. Dextrans are undesirable compounds synthesized from sucrose by microbial contaminants during sugar production that increase viscosity of the flow and decrease industrial recovery. Dextranase has been used for hydrolyzing dextran at sugar mills in order to improve efficiency of sugar production.

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Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3
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