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T9549 Sigma

Thrombin from bovine plasma

powder, cell culture tested, ≥1,500 NIH units/mg protein (E1%/280 = 19.5)

Synonym: Factor IIa

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Description

Analysis Note

Activity is expressed in NIH units obtained by direct comparison to a NIH Thrombin Reference Standard, Lot K.

The NIH assay procedure uses 0.2 mL of diluted plasma (1:1 with saline) as a substrate and 0.1 mL of thrombin sample (stabilized in a 1% buffered albumin solution) based on a modification of the method of Biggs. Only clotting times in the range of 15-25 seconds are used for determining thrombin concentrations.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Serine protease that selectively cleaves Arg-Gly bonds in fibrinogen to form fibrin and fibrinopeptides A and B.

General description

Thrombin is the final coagulation protease in regard to hemostasis, promoting both procoagulant and anticoagulant effects.

Other Notes

View more information on thrombin at www.sigma-aldrich.com/enzymeexplorer.

Reconstitution

When reconstituted with 1 mL water, vial contains stated activity in 0.15 M sodium chloride and 0.05 M sodium citrate, pH 6.5.

Application

Thrombin is used for site specific cleavage of recombinant fusion proteins containing an accessible thrombin recognition site for removal of affinity tags. Thrombin has been used in a study to assess an expression and purification system for the biosynthesis of adenosine receptor peptides for biophysical and structural characterization.

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Biomedical Applications
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Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
2
RTECS 
XO8950000

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles

Related Content

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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References

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