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Cellulase from Trichoderma sp.

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powder, ≥5,000 units/g solid

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specific activity

≥5,000 units/g solid

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deionized water: soluble 3.0 mg/mL (Sterile; In the presence of 0.15% polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB))

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General description

Manufactured by Yakult


Cellulases are enzymes that hydrolyze cellulose to glucose. Cellulase is used to study the development of occupational asthma in the detergent, pharmaceutical, baking, and enzyme production industries. Cellulase is added to detergents to improve cleansing properties. Cellulase from Sigma has been used to degrade cello-oligosaccharides into glucose while investigating the biodegradability of bioabsorbable bacterial cellulose (BBC).


1 g in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Cellulases are produced by the intestinal flagellates of termites which are important for cellulose digestion of their host termites . Cellulases have different microbial origins and therefore different protein sequences .

Unit Definition

One unit will liberate 1.0 μmole of glucose from cellulose in one hour at pH 5.0 at 37 °C (2 hr incubation time).

Preparation Note

Dissolves in sterile deionized (DI) water in the presence of 0.15 polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) at 3 mg/mL concentration.


Health hazard

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Hazard Classifications

Resp. Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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    Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product. 

  5. Does product C0615, cellulase from Trichoderma viride, contain any sugar as a stabilizer?

    No. Product C0615, cellulase from Trichoderma viride, does not contain any sugar stabilizer.

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Youwen Pan et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 76(5), 1433-1441 (2010-01-06)
Biofilm formation by Listeria monocytogenes is generally associated with its persistence in the food-processing environment. Serotype 1/2a strains make up more than 50% of the total isolates recovered from food and the environment, while serotype 4b strains are most often
Gaku Tokuda et al.
Biology letters, 3(3), 336-339 (2007-03-22)
The intestinal flagellates of termites produce cellulases that contribute to cellulose digestion of their host termites. However, 75% of all termite species do not harbour the cellulolytic flagellates; the endogenous cellulase secreted from the midgut tissue has been considered a
Rey Allen et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 85(7) (2019-02-03)
Phototrophic biofilms are key to nutrient cycling in natural environments and bioremediation technologies, but few studies describe biofilm formation by pure (axenic) cultures of a phototrophic microbe. The cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6803 (here Synechocystis) is a model microorganism
A Brant et al.
Occupational and environmental medicine, 61(9), 793-795 (2004-08-20)
Three employees from two different detergent companies were investigated for occupational asthma, using skin prick tests, serum specific IgE, and specific bronchial challenge. Two were challenged with lipase and one with cellulase. All three cases had immunological evidence of sensitisation
Yang Hu et al.
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials, 97(1), 114-123 (2011-02-04)
Cellulose biodegradation resulting from enzymolysis generally occurs in nature rather than in the human body because of the absence of cellulose degrading enzymes. In order to achieve in-vivo degradation in human body for in-vivo tissue regeneration applications, we developed a


Enzymatic Assay of Cellulase

To standardize an enzymatic assay procedure of cellulase.

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