Esterase from Bacillus subtilis

recombinant, expressed in E. coli, ≥0.8 U/mg

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Quality Level


expressed in E. coli


powder or flakes

specific activity

≥0.8 U/mg

storage temp.


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Esterase from Bacillus subtilis is used in protein engineering research and is utilized to study the kinetic resolution of acetates of arylaliphatic tertiary alcohols.

Biochem/physiol Actions

An esterase is a hydrolase that splits esters into acids and alcohols.


Bottomless glass bottle. Contents are inside inserted fused cone.

Unit Definition

1 U corresponds to the amount of enzyme which converts 1 μmol 4-nitrophenyl-L-acetate per minute at pH 7.5 and 30°C.


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Birgit Heinze et al.
Protein engineering, design & selection : PEDS, 20(3), 125-131 (2007-02-21)
Enzyme-catalyzed kinetic resolutions of secondary alcohols are a standard procedure today and several lipases and esterases have been described to show high activity and enantioselectivity. In contrast, tertiary alcohols and their esters are accepted only by a few biocatalysts. Only...
New citation. Highly Enantioselective Synthesis of Arylaliphatic Tertiary Alcohols using Mutants of an Esterase from Bacillus subtilis
Robert Kourist, Sebastian Bartsch, et al.
Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 349, 1393-1398 (2007)
B Sànchez-Nogué et al.
Environmental science and pollution research international, 20(5), 3480-3488 (2012-12-06)
The common sole, Solea solea (Linneus, 1758), and the Senegalese sole, Solea senegalensis (Kaup, 1858), are two important commercial species that coexist in the NW Mediterranean. In order to assess the species' ability to respond to chemical insults, a comparison...
Marie C Fortin et al.
Drug metabolism and disposition: the biological fate of chemicals, 41(2), 326-331 (2012-12-12)
Studies on therapeutic drug disposition in humans have shown significant alterations as the result of pregnancy. However, it is not known whether pesticide metabolic capacity changes throughout pregnancy, which could affect exposure of the developing brain. We sought to determine...
Judit Marsillach et al.
Toxicology, 307, 46-54 (2012-12-25)
Exposure to organophosphorus (OP) compounds can lead to serious neurological damage or death. Following bioactivation by the liver cytochromes P450, the OP metabolites produced are potent inhibitors of serine active-site enzymes including esterases, proteases and lipases. OPs may form adducts...

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