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Pepsin from porcine gastric mucosa

Marker for denaturing PAGE

Pepsin from hog stomach, Pepsin A
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mol wt

35 kDa
~34.7 kDa


vial of 25 mg


white to light yellow

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Pepsin cleavage can be used to produce F(ab′)2 fragments of antibodies. pepsin at

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

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.

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J Tack
Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics, 22 Suppl 1, 48-54 (2005-07-27)
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease is defined as the presence of symptoms or lesions that can be attributed to the reflux of gastric contents into the oesophagus. Aspiration and prolonged monitoring studies in humans have shown that reflux of gastric contents is...
Joseph S Fruton
The Quarterly review of biology, 77(2), 127-147 (2002-07-02)
Studies on gastric digestion during 1820-1840 led to the discovery of pepsin as the agent which, in the presence of stomach acid, causes the dissolution of nutrients such as meat or coagulated egg white. Soon afterward it was shown that...
Shenlin Wang et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 289(2), 697-707 (2013-11-23)
Multidomain protein folding is often more complex than a two-state process, which leads to the spontaneous folding of the native state. Pepsin, a zymogen-derived enzyme, without its prosegment (PS), is irreversibly denatured and folds to a thermodynamically stable, non-native conformation...
Tina L Samuels et al.
The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology, 119(3), 203-208 (2010-04-16)
Diagnosis of extraesophageal reflux (EER) currently relies on tools designed for diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux. Such tools lack the sensitivity and reproducibility to detect the less frequent and mildly acidic reflux associated with upper airway disease. Pepsin has been posited...
Yi Sun et al.
Journal of natural products, 77(7), 1749-1752 (2014-06-25)
Two linear peptides, ahpatinin Ac (1) and ahpatinin Pr (2), were isolated together with the known ahpatinin (i)Bu, pepstatin Ac, pepstatin Pr, and pepsinostreptin from a Streptomyces sp. derived from a deep-sea sediment. The structure of ahpatinin Pr (2) was...

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