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S8830 Sigma

SIGMAFAST Protease Inhibitor Cocktail Tablets, EDTA-Free

for use in purification of Histidine-tagged proteins

Synonym: Protease Inhibitor Cocktail



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Pepstatin A


Optimized and tested for use with HIS-Select media.

General description

Tableted formulation containing water-soluble protease inhibitors with broad specificity for the inhibition of serine, cysteine, aspartic and metalloproteases. Contains 4-(2-Aminoethyl)benzenesulfonyl fluoride hydrochloride (AEBSF), Bestatin hydrochloride, Leupeptin, E-64, Aprotinin, Pepstatin A, and Phosphoramidon disodium salt.


One tablet makes 100 mL of cocktail. One tablet is recommended for the inhibition of the proteases present in a maximum of 20 g of cell mass in 100 mL of extract.


Inhibits serine, cysteine, aspartic, and metalloproteases.

Physical form

Tablet that is water soluble

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What is the difference between Protease Inhibitors P8849 and S8830?
P8849 is a DMSO solution and S8830 is a water soluble tablet. P8849 formulation is considered proprietary but does contain AEBSF, Pepstatin A, Bestatin, E-64, and Phosphoramidon. The formulation of S8830 also contains Aprotinin and Pepstatin A and the exact formulation is given on the Product Information Sheet (http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/etc/medialib/docs/Sigma/Datasheet/5/s8830dat.Par.0001.File.tmp/s8830dat.pdf).
Can Product No. P8849, Protease Inhibitor Cocktail, be used with with HIS-Select™ products or any other immobilized metal affinity chromatography (IMAC) products?
This product does not contain EDTA and can be used with sample processing by immobilized metal affinity chromatography (IMAC) such as used for the purification of histidine-tagged proteins..
How should I dissolve Product No. S8830, SIGMAFAST™ Protease Inhibitor?
You can dissolve the product in 100 ml of water to make a 1X solution. You can make a 10X stock solution using 10 ml of water and then dilute 1:10 for use.  Concentrations greater than 1X may appear slightly hazy. This will not affect the performance of the protease inhibitors.This and other useful information can be found on the product data sheet: http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/etc/medialib/docs/Sigma/Datasheet/5/s8830dat.Par.0001.File.tmp/s8830dat.pdf
Are there publications that cite use of Product S8830, SIGMAFAST™ Protease Inhibitor Cocktail Tablets?
Yes. Several examples of published papers that cite the use of Product S8830 include these: 1.  Smith, E.R., et al., Instability of fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23): Implications for clinical studies.  Clinica Chimica Acta, 412(11-12), 1008-1011 (2011).  Use was with blood at 20 µL cocktail per 1 mL of blood. (Direct link to paper:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0009898111001008) 2.  Reber, S., "Isolation of Centrosomes from Cultured Cells" (Chapter 8), from Microtubule Dynamics: Methods in Molecular Biology (Springer Protocols), vol. 777, pp. 107-116 (2011). (Direct link:  http://www.springerlink.com/content/m34122064p131p61/#section=927892&page=1&locus=0)
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