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Amyloglucosidase from Aspergillus niger

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lyophilized powder, 30-60 units/mg protein (biuret), ≤0.02% glucose

Glucoamylase, 1,4-α-D-Glucan glucohydrolase, Exo-1,4-α-glucosidase
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lyophilized powder

specific activity

30-60 units/mg protein (biuret)


protein, ≥80%

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≤0.02% glucose

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General description

We are committed to bringing you Greener Alternative Products, which adhere to one or more of The 12 Principles of Greener Chemistry. This product has been enhanced for energy efficiency and waste prevention when used in starch ethanol research. For more information see the article in biofiles.


Amyloglucosidase from Aspergillus niger is used to hydrolyze α-D-glucosides. It may be used in the brewing of beer and in the production of bread and juices. Amyloglucosidase, from Sigma, has been used to hydrolyze glycogen into glucose monomers in order to study lipid accumulation in skeletal muscle .


5 mg in glass bottle
25, 100 mg in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Amyloglucosidase from Aspergillus niger is capable of hydrolyzing the α-D-(1-4), the α-D-(1-6), and the α-D-(1-3) glucosidic bonds of oligosaccharides. Amyloglucosidase is an extracellular enzyme that converts starch to dextrins and glucose. The enzyme is used in the starch-processing industry in the commercial production of D-glucose from corn syrup.

Unit Definition

One unit will liberate 1.0 mg of glucose from starch in 3 min at pH 4.5 at 55 °C.

Physical form

Lyophilized powder containing less than 0.02% glucose


Health hazard

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Hazard Statements

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Hazard Classifications

Resp. Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

11 - 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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  5. What is the molecular weight of Product A7420,  Amyloglucosidase from Aspergillus niger?

    Amyloglucosidase from A. niger exists in two isoforms with MWs of 69,810 and 89,130, as determined by SDS-PAGE. See: Starch, 34, 346 (1982).

  6. Does Product A7420,  Amyloglucosidase from Aspergillus niger, contain any stabilizers or additives?

    The starting material for Product No. A7420 is Product No. A3042, which is a preparation of the enzyme in a 1 M glucose solution. This is dialyzed against water until the glucose concentration is less than 0.02%, and then lyophilized.

  7. How can a solution of Product A7420,  Amyloglucosidase from Aspergillus niger, be prepared?

    A 1 mg/mL solution may be prepared in water.

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Youngmi Kim et al.
Bioresource technology, 99(12), 5165-5176 (2007-11-09)
DDGS and wet distillers' grains are the major co-products of the dry grind ethanol facilities. As they are mainly used as animal feed, a typical compositional analysis of the DDGS and wet distillers' grains mainly focuses on defining the feedstock's
Yi-Chen Lin et al.
PloS one, 12(5), e0177115-e0177115 (2017-05-05)
It has been proposed that malto-oligosaccharides (MOSs) are possibly recycled back into amylopectin biosynthesis via the sequential reactions catalyzed by plastidial α-glucan phosphorylase 1 (Pho1) and disproportionating enzyme 1 (Dpe1). In the present study, the reciprocal co-immunoprecipitation experiments using specific
Erick Perera et al.
Scientific reports, 10(1), 18676-18676 (2020-10-31)
The aim of this work was to evaluate two functional feeds for the gilthead seabream, Sparus aurata, containing low inclusion of two microalgae-based products (LB-GREENboost, LBGb; and LB-GUThealth, LBGh). Fish (12-13 g) were fed for 13 weeks a control diet or one
Alisa K Manning et al.
Frontiers in genetics, 11, 615-615 (2020-08-06)
Causal transcripts at genomic loci associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are mostly unknown. The chr8p23.1 variant rs4841132, associated with an insulin-resistant diabetes risk phenotype, lies in the second exon of a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) gene, LOC157273, located 175
M Ramadas et al.
World journal of microbiology & biotechnology, 12(3), 267-271 (1996-05-01)
Amyloglucosidase (AMG) was produced by Aspergillus niger in solid-state fermentation (SSF), submerged fermentation (SmF) and an aqueous, two-phase system of polyethyleneglycol (PEG) and salt. In SSF, a fed-batch mode of operation gave a yield of 64 U/ml compared with 44


Enzymatic Assay of Amyloglucosidase (EC

This procedure may be used for the determination of Amyloglucosidase activity using starch as the substrate.

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