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M4782 Sigma

Mutanolysin from Streptomyces globisporus ATCC 21553

aseptically filled, lyophilized powder, ≥4000 units/mg protein (biuret)



Related Categories Bacterial, Biochemicals and Reagents, Cell Biology, Cell Lysis Reagents, Cell Lysis Reagents Enzymes,
sterility   aseptically filled
form   lyophilized powder
mol wt   mol wt 23 kDa
shipped in   wet ice
storage temp.   −20°C


General description

Mutanolysin from Streptomyces globisporus consists of two main lytic enzymes and may be a useful agent for dental caries control.

Other Notes

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Preparation Note

Prepared from M 9901

Unit Definition

One unit will produce a ΔA600 of 0.01 per minute at pH 6.0 at 37 °C in a 1 mL volume using a suspension of Streptococcus faecalis cell wall as substrate.

Physical form

Lyophilized powder containing Ficoll and sodium succinate buffer salts


Provides gentle cell lysis for the isolation of easily degradable biomolecules and RNA from bacteria. It has been used in the formation of spheroplasts for isolation of DNA.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Mutanolysin is an N-acetylmuramidase. Like lysozyme, it is a muralytic enzyme that cleaves the β-N-acetylmuramyl-(1→4)-N-acetylglucosamine linkage of the bacterial cell wall polymer peptidoglycan-polysaccharide. Its carboxy terminal moieties are involved in the recognition and binding of unique cell wall polymers. Mutanolysin lyses Listeria and other Gram-positive bacteria such as Lactobacillus and Lactococcus.

Price and Availability

All labs need water

Biomedical Applications
Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles


Enzymatic Assay of Mutanolysin

This procedure may be used for Mutanolysin products. The Continuous Spectrophotometric Rate Determination (A600, Light path = 1 cm) is based on the following reaction:

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