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G7396 Sigma

β-Glucuronidase from Escherichia coli

Type IX-A, lyophilized powder, 1,000,000-5,000,000 units/g protein (30 min assay)

Synonym: β-D-Glucuronide glucuronosohydrolase

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25000, 125000, 250000, 500000, 1000000, 2000000 units in poly bottle

Quality

Contains buffer salts and stabilizer.

Unit Definition

One Sigma or modified Fishman unit will liberate 1.0 μg of phenolphthalein from phenolphthalein glucuronide per hr at 37 °C at the pH 6.8 (30 min assay).

Application

β-glucuronidase is used as a reporter gene in GUS assays to monitor gene expression.

Biochem/physiol Actions

β-glucuronidase catalyzes the breakdown of complex carbohydrates. In humans it converts conjugated bilirubin into the unconjugated form, making bilirubin suitable for reabsorption.

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Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS08  GHS08
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
LZ8990000
Protocols & Articles

Articles

Evaluation of Different Enzymes on Hydrolysis Efficiencies of Glucuronide Drug Metabolites in Urine

β-glucuronidase (GUS) enzymes are utilized to hydrolyze glucuronide (gluc) drug metabolites to the parent drug, facilitating analysis by LC-MS/MS. Here we evaluate the hydrolysis efficiency of β-gluc...
Jim Blasberg
Harkewal Singh, Kevin Ray Sigma-Aldrich, St. Louis, MO
Keywords: High performance liquid chromatography, Liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, Mass spectrometry, Metabolites

Fermentation: Enzymes, Substrates and SCFA

The influence of probiotics on the metabolic activity of intestinal microbiota may be evaulated by detecting bacterial enzymatic activity in fecal samples, specifically β-glucosidase, β-glucuronidase...
Chloe McClanahan
Biofiles Edition 6.2
Keywords: Absorption, Cancer, Carcinogens, Cell proliferation, Chromatography, Enzyme activity, Gas chromatography, Gastrointestinal, High performance liquid chromatography, Metabolites, Prebiotics, Probiotics, Thin layer chromatography

Probiotics and Human Health

At the beginning of the 20th century, probiotics were thought to have a beneficial effect to the host by improving the intestinal microbial balance. Through his studies and observations, the Russian ...
Chloe McClanahan
BioFiles Edition 6.2
Keywords: AGE, Absorption, Adhesion, Amplification, Anaerobic, Antimicrobials, Apoptosis, Cancer, Capillary electrophoresis, Carcinogens, Cell culture, Cell proliferation, Chromatography, Coagulation, Detoxification, Diagnostic, Diseases, Enzyme activity, Fermentation, Gas chromatography, Gastrointestinal, Genomics, High performance liquid chromatography, Immunology, Inflammation, Magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Metabolism, Metabolites, Microbiology, Molecular biology, Nucleic acid hybridization, Pharmaceutical, Phosphorylations, Polymerase chain reaction, Polymerase chain reaction - quantitative, Prebiotics, Probiotics, Reductions, Respiratory, Sequencing, Thin layer chromatography, Titrations

UHPLC/MS of Drugs and Metabolites in Urine following Enzymatic Hydrolysis

β-D-Glucuronide glucuronosohydrolase enzymes, commonly shortened to β-glucuronidase, play an important role in the analysis of biological fluids for the presence of metabolites for drug screening and...
Craig Aurand, Supelco; Kristen Brown, Pennsylvania State University
Reporter US Volume 33.2
Keywords: Carbohydrate metabolism, Derivatizations, Digestions, Enzyme activity, High performance liquid chromatography, Liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, Mass spectrometry, Metabolism, Metabolites, Sample preparations, Separation, Solid phase extractions, Solvents

Protocols

Enzymatic Assay of β-Glucuronidase (EC 3.2.1.31) from E. coli

The scope of this procedure is all products from E. coli that have a specification for β-Glucuronidase activity.
Keywords: Enzymology

Related Content

Analytical Enzyme Beta Glucuronidase

Our β-Glucuronidases are routinely used for the enzymatic hydrolysis of glucuronides from urine1,2, plasma3,4, and other fluids5 prior to analysis by enzyme immunoassay, mass spectrometry, gas chroma...
Keywords: Bacterial conjugations, Cancer, Chromatography, Gas chromatography, High performance liquid chromatography, Immunoassay, Mass spectrometry, PAGE, Purification

Enzymes & Proteins

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

Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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