Bromoperoxidase from Corallina officinalis

lyophilized powder, ≥100 units/mg protein (Lowry)

Bromide Peroxidase, BCB
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lyophilized powder

Quality Level

specific activity

≥100 units/mg protein (Lowry)


Protein, ~10%


water, ethanol: soluble, violet

foreign activity

Chloroperoxidase <1%

storage temp.


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Bromoperoxidase from Corallina officinalis may be used for staining brain tissue, nuclei, plant chromosomes, reticulocytes, platelets and reticulated red cells. It may be used for the detection of biochemical molecules and the BCB enzyme assay. The BCB assay is also used industrially in optical data storage.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Bromoperoxidase from Corallina officinalis is a phenoxazine dye. The brilliant cresyl blue (BCB) test determines the activity of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH). The activity of this enzyme is greatest in growing oocytes and declines as oocytes mature. It stains reticulocytes and trichomonads. Bromoperoxidase contains a significant amount of nonheme iron. It is activated by vanadate ions. Maximal activity is achieved with stoichiometric vanadium incorporation .

Unit Definition

One unit will catalyze the conversion of 1.0 μmole of monochlorodimedon to monobromochlorodimedon per min at pH 6.4 at 25 °C.

Physical form

Partially purified, lyophilized powder containing MES buffer salts

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

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
H Yu et al.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 160(1), 87-92 (1989-04-14)
A nonheme bromoperoxidase has been purified to homogeneity from the red seaweed Corallina officinalis. Like the corresponding enzyme previously reported from C. pilulifera, this bromoperoxidase contains a significant amount of nonheme iron. However, it is vanadate ion and not iron...

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