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Catalase from bovine liver

lyophilized powder, 2,000-5,000 units/mg protein

H2O2:H2O2 oxidoreductase
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biological source

bovine liver

Quality Level


lyophilized powder

specific activity

2,000-5,000 units/mg protein

mol wt

tetramer ~250 kDa

isoelectric point


UniProt accession no.

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wet ice

storage temp.


Gene Information

cow ... CAT(280743)

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1, 5, 10, 50 g in poly bottle


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

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.
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.


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.


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 a lyophilized powder with activity of 2,000-5,000 units/mg.
The enzyme is soluble in 50 mM potassium phosphate buffer at 1 mg/mL and pH 7.0.


Health hazard

Signal Word


Hazard Statements

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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Certificate of Origin

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  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. How can Catalase from bovine liver, Product C9322, be reconstituted?

    This product is soluble in 50 mM potassium phosphate, pH 7.0 at a concentration of 10 mg/mL.

  4. How can a stock solution of Catalase from bovine liver, Product C9322, be stored?

    A 10 mg/mL stock solution prepared in 50 mM potassium phosphate, pH 7.0 and 50% glycerol was stable for at least 1 week in the freezer at -20°C.

  5. What salts are present in Catalase from bovine liver, Product C9322?

    Catalase (C9322) contains potassium phosphate buffered salts (and 20% trehalose as a stabilizer).

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