Nuclease from Staphylococcus aureus has been used in a study to assess coagulase and heat-resistant strains found in animals. It has also been used in a study to investigate the expression characteristic of two genes in S. aureus that encode two thermostable nucleases.
50, 200, 500 units in serum bottle
Cleavage of DNA by Nuclease micrococcal is greater at the 5′ sides of A or T nucleotides than at G or C.
Hydrolyzes 5′-phosphodiester bonds of DNA.
One unit will produce 1.0 μmole of acid soluble polynucleotides from native DNA per min at pH 8.8 at 37 °C, based on EM/260 = 10,000 for the mixed nucleotides.
Note: One μmolar unit = approx. 85 A260 units, where an A260 unit is equivalent to a ΔA260 of 1.0 in 30 min at pH 8.8 at 37 °C in a 3.55 mL reaction volume. Light path = 1 cm.