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Ribonuclease A from bovine pancreas

Type II-A, ≥60% (SDS-PAGE), >= 60 Kunitz units/mg protein

Synonym(s):
RNAsea, RNase A, Pancreatic Ribonuclease, Ribonucleate 3′-pyrimidinooligonucleotidohydrolase
CAS Number:
Enzyme Commission number:
EC Number:
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.54

Quality Level

type

Type II-A

assay

≥60% (SDS-PAGE)

form

solid

specific activity

>= 60 Kunitz units/mg protein

mol wt

~13,700

impurities

salt, essentially free

application(s)

diagnostic assay manufacturing

storage temp.

−20°C

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General description

RNase A, Ribonuclease A, is an endoribonuclease that cleaves the phosphodiester bonds of single strand RNA after pyrimidine nucleotides. It attacks at the 3′ phosphate end (For example pG-pG-pC-pA-pG will be cleaved to give pG-pG-pCp and A-pG). The highest activity is exhibited with single stranded RNA. RNase A is a single chain polypeptide containing 4 disulfide bridges. In contrast to RNase B, it is not a glycoprotein. Ribonucleases do not hydrolyze DNA, because the DNA lacks 2′-OH groups essential for the formation of cyclic intermediates. RNase A can also hydrolyze RNA from protein samples. RNase A can be inhibited by alkylation of His12 and His119 and activated by potassium and sodium salts. RNAse is inhibited in the presence of heavy metal ions. RNase is also inhibited competitively by DNA.
Ribonucleases do not hydrolyze DNA, because the DNA lacks 2′-OH groups essential for the formation of cyclic intermediates. RNase can hydrolyze RNA from protein samples. Pancreatic RNase A specifically cleaves at the 3′-side of pyrimidine (uracil or cytosine) phosphate bonds.

Application

  • RNase A is used to remove RNA from DNA plasmid and genomic DNA preparations and protein samples.
  • RNase A is also used in RNA sequence analysis and protection assays.
  • RNase A has been used as a tool for computer-aided drug design.
  • RNase A supports the analysis of RNA sequences.
  • RNase A hydrolyze RNA contained in protein samples.
  • Purification of DNA is supported by RNase A.
Ribonuclease A is used to remove RNA from DNA plasmid preparations and protein samples. Ribonuclease A is used for RNase protection assays, to remove unspecifically bound RNA, analysis of RNA sequences, to hydrolyze RNA contained in protein samples, and the purification of DNA. Ribonuclease A from bovine pancreas has been used in a study to assess hybridase activity of human ribonuclease-1. Ribonuclease A from bovine pancreas has also been used in a study to investigate particle-based and monolithic columns for cation exchange protein displacement chromatography.

Packaging

1 g in glass bottle
100, 250 mg in glass bottle

Features and Benefits

Our highly stable Ribonuclease A, RNase A, is suitable for removal of RNA, RNA sequencing, and DNA purification.

Preparation Note

Chromatographically purified

Analysis Note

Protein determined by E.
RNase A purity determined by SDS-PAGE

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Health hazard

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

Resp. Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

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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Protocols

Enzymatic Assay of Ribonuclease A (EC 3.1.27.5)

This procedure may be used for determination of Ribonuclease A (RNase A) activity.

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