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G8132 Sigma

β-Glucuronidase from limpets (Patella vulgata)

Type L-II, lyophilized powder, 1,000,000-3,000,000 units/g solid

Synonym: β-D-Glucuronide glucuronosohydrolase

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Application

New Technical Article Comparing Performance of Different Enzymes
Learn more about recent application data generated by Sigma R&D to optimize hydrolysis for different drug classes using enzymes from different sources and the use of a chromatographicaly purified enzyme to reduce the effect of esterase activity resulting in conversion of 6-MAM to Morphine

New Technical Article Comparing Performance of Different Enzymes
Learn more
about recent application data generated by Sigma R&D to optimize hydrolysis for different drug classes using enzymes from different sources and the use of a chromatographicaly purified enzyme to reduce the effect of esterase activity resulting in conversion of 6-MAM to Morphine

The enzyme from patella vulgata is reported to be more effective in hydrolyzing opioid-glucuronides than the Helix pomatia, bovine liver and E. coli enzymes

β-Glucuronidase Type L-II has been shown to be a superior enzyme for the hydrolysis of drug-glucuronides from urine.

Packaging

100000, 250000, 500000, 1000000, 2000000 units in poly bottle

Quality

Contains sulfatase activity which is inhibited by 0.1 M phosphate.

Unit Definition

One Sigma or modified Fishman unit will liberate 1.0 μg of phenolphthalein from phenolphthalein glucuronide per hr at 37 °C at pH 3.8 (30 min assay).

Biochem/physiol Actions

β-glucuronidase (β-GIc) is an exoglycosidase that catalyzes the breakdown of complex carbohydrates. In humans it converts conjugated bilirubin into the unconjugated form, making bilirubin suitable for reabsorption. Morphine 3-β-D glucuronide was converted to morphine using ß-glucuronidase obtained from Patella vulgate.

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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

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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

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 ß-Glucuronidase (EC 3.2.1.31) from Helix Pomatia and Bovine Liver

To standardize a procedure for Enzymatic Assay of b-Glucuronidase1 at Sigma-Aldrich St. Louis.
Keywords: Enzymology

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Analytical Enzyme Beta Glucuronidase

Sigma® 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 chr...
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
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