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C3155

Sigma-Aldrich

Catalase from bovine liver

aqueous solution, ≥30,000 units/mg protein

Synonym(s):
H2O2:H2O2 oxidoreductase
CAS Number:
Enzyme Commission number:
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.32

biological source

bovine liver

Quality Level

description

optimum pH ~ 7.0

sterility

aseptically filled

form

aqueous solution

specific activity

≥30,000 units/mg protein

mol wt

tetramer ~250 kDa

contains

≤0.10 mg/mL Thymol

isoelectric point

5.4

pI 

5.4

UniProt accession no.

shipped in

wet ice

storage temp.

2-8°C

Gene Information

cow ... CAT(280743)

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Application

Catalase acts as a natural antioxidant to study the roles of reactive oxygen species in gene expression and apoptosis. It has also been used to protect against oxidative damage to proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Industrially, catalses have been used to remove hydrogen peroxide added to milk and cheese, in textile bleaching, and to examine its positive effects on the viability of DNA-repair mutants of E. coli.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Catalase catalyzes the degradation of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen. It can also react with alkylhydrogen peroxides, such as methylperoxide and ethylperoxide and the second H2O2 molecule can be replaced by methanol, ethanol, propanol, formate and nitrate as a hydrogen donor.
This product doesn′t need any activators, but it is inhibited by 3-amino-1-H-1,2,4 triazole, cyanide, azide, hydroxylamine, cyanogens bromide, 2-mercaptoethanol, dithiothreitol, dianisidnie and nitrate.

Components

Catalase from bovine liver is a tetramer consisting of 4 equal subunits each with a 60 kDa molecular weight. Each of these subunits contains iron bound to a protoheme IX group. The enzyme will also strongly bind to NADP, where NADP and the heme group are within 13.7 angstroms.

Caution

Solutions of catalse should not be frozen. Frozen solution will result in a 50-70% loss of activity.

Unit Definition

One unit will decompose 1.0 μmole of H2O2 per min at pH 7.0 at 25 °C, while the H2O2 concentration falls from 10.3 to 9.2 mM, measured by the rate of decrease of A240.

Preparation Note

This product is an aqueous solution containing >30,000 units/mg protein. To remove the thymol preservative, the catalase crystals may be pelleted by centrifugation, the supernatant, discarded, the pellet resuspended in water, and then pelleted again. The enzyme is soluble in 50 mM potassium phosphate buffer at 1 mg/mL and pH 7.0.

Pictograms

Health hazard

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

Resp. Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids

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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