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F8649 Sigma

Formate Dehydrogenase from Candida boidinii

lyophilized powder, 5.0-15.0 units/mg protein

Synonym: FDH, Formate:NAD+ oxidoreductase



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50, 250, 500 units in poly bottle

Unit Definition

One unit will oxidize 1.0 μmole of formate to CO2 per min in the presence of β-NAD at pH 7.6 at 37 °C.


Formate Dehydrogenase (FDH) is used for diagnostics in large scale industrial processes. Its used in the production of an unnatural amino acid, tert-L-leucine, a component of some HIV protease and matrix metalloprotease inhibitors.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Formate dehydrogenase is involved in the stress response of plants and catalyzes the reduction of NAD+ to NADH.

General description

FDH is an abundant enzyme from yeast Candida boidinii (CbFDH) that plays an important role in the energy supply of methylotrophic microorganisms and in the stress response of plants.

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All labs need water

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Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


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What solvent can Product F8649, Formate dehydrogenase from Candida boidinii be  dissolved in?
Product F8649, Formate dehydrogenase from Candida boidinii can be dissolved in 50 mM phosphate buffer, pH 7.5 to 8.0, or in double distilled water. Solubility is approximately 10 mg/ml.
How do you store Formate Dehydrogenase from Candida boidinii , product F8649, once it has been solublized?
Aliquots of the enzyme Formate Dehydrogenase from Candida boidinii , product F8649, should be stable for at least 6 months when stored at -15 to -25°C, at +33°C for 1 day, and at +2 to +8°C for 7 days. Aliquots should be thawed only once.
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