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11 - Combustible Solids
Eyeshields, Gloves, type N95 (US)
"Pronase E" is the name given to a group of proteolytic enzymes produced by Streptomyces griseus K-1. At least 10 proteases are in the mixture, five serine-type proteases, two zinc endopeptidases, two zinc leucine aminopeptidases, and one zinc carboxypeptidase.
This product contains calcium acetate buffer salt. The amount of calcium acetate present will vary for each lot number and has been observed to range from 2 - 30% (w/w).
This product can be dissolved in 0.01 M sodium acetate with 0.005 M calcium acetate at pH 7.5 at 37°C; at 0.2 mg/mL, this yields a clear solution which ranges from colorless to light tan. Calcium ion is recommended for protection from autolysis. The activity of a dilute enzyme solution containing 0.01 to 0.1 M calcium ion was stable over 24 hours at neutral pH at 2-8°C. Pronase E is stable at 4°C for at least six months. Stock solutions of 5 to 20 mg/mL in water are usually stored at -20°C.
For DNA isolation, Pronase E is usually prepared as a stock solution, and prior to storage at -20°C, the solution is first heated to 56°C for about 15 minutes, then incubated at 37°C for 1 hour. This encourages self-digestion, to eliminate DNAse and RNAse contamination. The enzyme is added to a DNA sample (in the presence of 0.5-1%(w/v) SDS to disrupt DNA protein interactions) typically at 250-500 μg protein/mL, then incubated at 37°C for 1-4 hours. For protein hydrolysis, dissolve about 0.2 μmol of protein in 0.2 mL of 50 mM ammonium bicarbonate buffer at pH 8 (or phosphate buffer pH 7). Add Pronase to 1% (w/w) and incubate at 37°C for 24 hours. It may be necessary to add aminopeptidase M at 4% (w/w) and incubate at 37°C for another 18 hours.
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