Phospholipase C from Clostridium perfringens (C. welchii)

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Type I, lyophilized powder, 10-50 units/mg protein

Lecithinase C, Lipophosphodiesterase I, PC-PLC, Phosphatidylcholine cholinephosphohydrolase
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Type I


lyophilized powder

specific activity

10-50 units/mg protein


protein, 20-40%

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Gene Information

Clostridium perfringens str. 13 ... plc(988262)

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General description

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Phospholipase C (PLC) has been used to study adrenoceptor-mediated transmembrane signaling. It is also used to degrade inositol-containing phospholipids. Furthermore, it has been used to study 9E3 gene activation.

Biochem/physiol Actions

PLC hydrolyzes the phosphate bond on phosphatidylcholine and other glycerophospholipids yielding diacylglycerol. This enzyme also hydrolyzes the phosphate bonds of sphingomyelin, cardiolipin, choline plasmalogen and ceramide phospholipids. Phospholipase C is induced by thrombin and platelet-activating factor, forming 1,2-diacylglycerol and phosphatidic acid.
Hydrolyzes the phosphate bond on phosphatidylcholine and other glycerophospholipids yielding diacylglycerol; this enzyme will also hydrolyze the phosphate bonds of sphingomyelin, cardiolipin, choline plasmalogen and ceramide phospholipids.

Unit Definition

One unit will liberate 1.0 μmole of water soluble organic phosphorus from egg yolk L-α-phosphatidylcholine per min at pH 7.3 at 37 °C.

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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  5. Are Products P7633 and P4039, Phospholipase C from Clostridium perfringens (C. welchii), prepared from the same strain?

    Products P7633 and P4039, Phospholipase C, from Clostridium perfringens (C. welchii) are prepared from the same strain.   

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R Spangler et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 86(18), 7017-7021 (1989-09-01)
Induction of the transformation-related gene 9E3 by the v-src and v-fps gene products (v-Src and v-Fps) is blocked in chicken embryo fibroblasts depleted of protein kinase C (PKC). PKC agonists induce 9E3 gene expression. Protein kinase inhibitors block v-Src- and...
Mojtaba Alimolaei et al.
Probiotics and antimicrobial proteins, 10(2), 251-257 (2017-04-13)
The alpha-toxin is one of the virulence factors of Clostridium perfringens for gas gangrene in humans and animals or necrotic enteritis in poultry. The C-terminal domain of this toxin ( cpa 247-370 ) was synthesized and cloned into pT1NX vector...
C Little et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 391(2), 326-333 (1975-06-24)
1. The zinc content and metal ion dependence of phospholipase C(phosphatidylcholine cholinephosphohydrolase, EC from Bacillus cereus have been examined. 2. The native enzyme contained about 2 atoms of tightly bound zinc/molecule. 3. Incubation of the enzyme with EDTA or...
Jennifer A Woyach et al.
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FGFR2-expressing human cancer cells with low concentrations of the adaptor protein Grb2 show high prevalence for metastatic outcome. In nonstimulated cells, the SH3 domain (and not the SH2 domains) of Plcγ1 directly competes for a binding site at the very...

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