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C1184

Sigma-Aldrich

Cellulase from Aspergillus niger

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powder, ≥0.3 units/mg solid

Synonym(s):
1,4-(1,3:1,4)-β-D-Glucan 4-glucanohydrolase
CAS Number:
Enzyme Commission number:
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MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.54

form

powder

Quality Level

specific activity

≥0.3 units/mg solid

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storage temp.

2-8°C

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General description

The FDA recognizes cellulase from A. niger as GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) if non-pathogenic and non-toxigenic strains, as well as current good manufacturing practices, are used in production.
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Cellulase belongs to the family of glycoside hydrolase, which is secreted by various cellulolytic microorganisms.

Application

Cellulase from Sigma has been used to study the ability of several of its possible substrates, cellulose, Avicel PH-101, and filter paper, to protect enzyme activity during monogastric diegstion in animal and avian digestive tracts.
The enzyme has also been approved as a secondary direct food additive as an aid in clam and shrimp processing.

Packaging

5000, 25000, 100000 units in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Cellulase from Aspergillus niger catalyzes the hydrolysis of endo-1,4-β-D-glycosidic linkages in cellulose, lichenin, barley glucan, and the cellooligosaccharides cellotriose to cellohexaose. It does not cleave cellobiose or p-nitrophenyl-β-D-glucoside. This enzyme will also cleave intact glycosaminoglycan from a core peptide by hydrolyzing the xylosyl serine linkage.

Unit Definition

One unit will liberate 1.0 μmole of glucose from cellulose in one hr at pH 5.0 at 37 °C (2 hr incubation time).

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Health hazard

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Resp. Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

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 Cellulase

To standardize an enzymatic assay procedure of cellulase.

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