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Pepsin from porcine gastric mucosa

Suitable for manufacturing of diagnostic kits and reagents, lyophilized powder, ≥3200 units/mg protein

Synonym(s):
Pepsin A, Pepsin from hog stomach
CAS Number:
Enzyme Commission number:
EC Number:
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.54

Quality Level

form

lyophilized powder

specific activity

≥3200 units/mg protein

mol wt

35 kDa

impurities

salt, essentially free

color

white to off-white

UniProt accession no.

application(s)

diagnostic assay manufacturing

shipped in

wet ice

storage temp.

−20°C

Gene Information

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Packaging

5, 10, 100 g in glass bottle

Application

Pepsin cleavage can be used to produce F(ab′)2 fragments of antibodies. pepsin at www.sigma-aldrich.com/enzymeexplorer.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Preferential cleavage: hydrophobic and aromatic residues in P1 and P1′ postitions. Cleaves Phe-Val, Gln-His, Glu-Ala, Ala-Leu, Leu-Tyr, Tyr-Leu, Gly-Phe, Phe-Phe and Phe-Tyr bonds in the β chain of insulin

Unit Definition

One unit will produce a ΔA280 of 0.001 per min at pH2.0 at 37° C, measured as TCA-soluble products using hemoglobin as substrate. (Final volume = 16mL. Light path = 1cm.)

Analysis Note

Optimum pH is 2-4. Active in 4 M urea and 3 M guanidine HCl. Stable at 60 °C. Pepsin is irreversibly inactivated at pH 8.0 - 8.5.
Protein determined by E1%/280

Other Notes

View more information on pepsin at www.sigma-aldrich.com/enzymeexplorer.

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Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Precautionary 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

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