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Carboxypeptidase A from bovine pancreas

(Type II-PMSF treated), ≥20 units/mg protein

Carboxypeptidase A, Carboxypolypeptidase, Peptidyl-L-amino-acid hydrolase
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biological source

bovine pancreas

Quality Level


aqueous suspension


(Type II-PMSF treated)

specific activity

≥20 units/mg protein

mol wt

~35 kDa

purified by

2× crystallization


≤0.05 BTEE units/mg protein chymotrpsin
≤10 BAEE units/mg protein trypsin

storage temp.


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General description

Carboxypeptidase A (CPA) is a secreted protease is liberated after the activation of mast cells to facilitate acute anaphylaxis. Carboxypeptidase A has a long half-life in vivo, when compared to other secreted proteases.


Carboxypeptidase A from bovine pancreas has been used in in vitro simulated digestion.
Carboxypeptidase A from bovine pancreas has been used in a study to investigate the expression of a soluble and activatable form of bovine procarboxypeptidase A in Escherichia coli. Carboxypeptidase A from bovine pancreas has also been used in a study to investigate the isolation and partial characterization of precursor forms of ostrich carboxypeptidase.


500, 2500, 5000 units in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Carboxypeptidase as isolated from bovine pancreas glands is a metalloenzyme that contains 1 g atom of zinc per mole of protein. It catalyzes the hydrolysis of the carboxyl-terminal peptide bond in peptides and proteins. It is primarily specific to aromatic and hydrophobic side chains such as phenylalanine, tryptophan or leucine. The enzyme also exhibits esterase activity. It is inhibited by β-phenylpropionate and indole acetate.†

Unit Definition

One unit will hydrolyze 1.0 μmole of hippuryl-L-phenylalanine per min at pH 7.5 at 25 °C.

Preparation Note

Treated with phenylmethylsulfonyl fluoride to eliminate trypsin and chymotrypsin activity. Dialyzed and recrystallized: aqueous suspension with toluene added.

Analysis Note

Protein determined by E1%/278


Health hazard

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Hazard Classifications

Resp. Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

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