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P1512

Sigma-Aldrich

Thermolysin from Geobacillus stearothermophilus

Type X, lyophilized powder, 30-350 units/mg protein (E1%/280)

Synonym(s):
Protease from Geobacillus stearothermophilus, Thermophilic-bacterial protease
CAS Number:
Enzyme Commission number:
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
32160410

Quality Level

biological source

Geobacillus stearothermophilus

type

Type X

form

lyophilized powder

specific activity

30-350 units/mg protein (E1%/280)

mol wt

34.6 kDa by amino acid sequence

purified by

crystallization

shipped in

wet ice

storage temp.

−20°C

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General description

Thermolysin is a protease that has specificity different from other proteases available for sequence investigations.

Application

Thermolysin has been shown to have a prosequeence that acts as an intramolecular chaperone in vivo. It has also been used in a study to investigate the effects of sodium chloride on thermal stability and catalytic activity.
Thermolysin is also commonly used for the commercial synthesis of N-(benzyloxycarbonyl)-L-aspartyl-L-phenylalanine methyl ester, the precursor for the artificial sweetener aspartame.
A thermostable (thermophilic) extracellular metalloendopeptidase containing four calcium ions. Cofactors are zinc and calcium. Hydrolyzes protein bonds on the N-terminal side of hydrophobic amino acid residues. The pH optimum is 8.0 and the optimal temperature for activity is 70 °C. Considerably stable from pH 5 to 9.5. Thermolysin has a low cleavage specificity, therefore, it produces a number of short fragments that are suitable for sequencing. Preferential cleavage: X-cleavage-Y-Z where X=any amino acid; Y=Leu, Phe, Ile, Val, Met, Ala and Z is any amino acid other than Pro. Cleavage N-terminal to Leu is preferred over cleavage of N-terminal to Phe which is preferred over the others. Often used to do limited proteolysis for peptide mapping and studies of protein structure and conformational changes.

Packaging

25 mg in poly bottle
1 g in glass bottle
100, 250 mg in glass bottle

Quality

Contains many extraneous enzymes.

Unit Definition

One unit will hydrolyze casein to produce color equivalent to 1.0 μmole (181 μg) of tyrosine per min at pH 7.5 at 37 °C (color by Folin-Ciocalteu reagent).

Physical form

lyophilized powder containing calcium and sodium acetate buffer salts

Preparation Note

The pH optimum is 8.0 and the optimal temperature for activity is 70 °C. Considerably stable from pH 5 to 9.5. Thermolysin has a low cleavage specificity, therefore, it produces a number of short fragments that are suitable for sequencing. Preferential cleavage: X-cleavage-Y-Z where X=any amino acid; Y=Leu, Phe, Ile, Val, Met, Ala and Z is any amino acid other than Pro. Cleavage N-terminal to Leu is preferred over cleavage of N-terminal to Phe which is preferred over the others.

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Health hazard

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Resp. Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Certificate of Origin

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Technical Information

More Documents

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The use of thermolysin in amino acid sequence determination.
R P Ambler et al.
The Biochemical journal, 108(5), 893-895 (1968-08-01)
K Inouye et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1388(1), 209-214 (1998-10-17)
Thermolysin, a thermophilic metalloproteinase, is markedly activated in the presence of high concentrations (1-5 M) of neutral salts. The activity increases in an exponential fashion with increasing salt concentration, and is enhanced 13-15 times with 4 M NaCl at pH
Friedrich Hans Kleiner et al.
Journal of cell science, 134(9) (2021-09-23)
Cytochrome c6 is a redox carrier in the thylakoid lumen of cyanobacteria and some eukaryotic algae. Although the isofunctional plastocyanin is present in land plants and the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, these organisms also possess a cytochrome c6-like protein designated
M Miyanaga et al.
Biotechnology and bioengineering, 46(6), 631-635 (1995-06-20)
N-(benzyloxycarbonyl)-L-aspartyl-L-phenylalanine methyl ester, a precursor of the synthetic sweetener, aspartame, was synthesized from N-(benzyloxycarbonyl)-L-aspartic acid and L-phenylalanine methyl ester with an immobilized thermolysin (EC 3.4.24.4) in the mixed organic solvent system of tert-amyl alcohol and ethyl acetate. A mixed solvent
C Marie-Claire et al.
Journal of molecular biology, 285(5), 1911-1915 (1999-02-02)
The zinc metalloendopeptidase, thermolysin (EC 3.4.24.27) produced by Bacillus thermoproteolyticus serves as a model of important physiological enzymes such as neprilysin, angiotensin converting enzyme and endothelin converting enzyme. Thermolysin is synthesised as a pre-proenzyme, with an N-terminal prosequence of 204

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