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Sigma-Aldrich

Papain from Carica papaya

powder, ≥3 U/mg

Synonym(s):
Papain powder
CAS Number:
Enzyme Commission number:
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
42030311
NACRES:
NA.54

biological source

papaya

Quality Level

form

powder

specific activity

≥3 U/mg

mol wt

Mr ~23000

storage temp.

2-8°C

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Application

Papain is used as a meat tenderizer. It′s also used to break up tissue in the preparation of primary cell cultures.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Papain is a cysteine protease that cleaves peptide bonds and is known to cleave the Fc portion of antibodies.

Unit Definition

1 U corresponds to the amount of enzyme which hydrolyzes 1 μmol N-benzoyl-L-arginine ethyl ester (BAEE, Cat. No. 12880) per minute at pH 6.2 and 25°C

Other Notes

An important cysteine protease ; Peptide synthesis

Pictograms

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Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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