Elastin–Congo red

elastase substrate

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storage temp.


General description

Elastin−Congo red is a substrate-dye conjugate and is used in agar medium to probe elastase activity. The presence of elastase functionality leads to cleavage of the dye from the elastin substrate.


Elastin−Congo red has been used as a substrate for neutrophil elastase, salivary elastase and P. aeruginosa.


5 g in glass bottle

Other Notes

Elastin impregnated with Congo red dye.


Substrate for the estimation of elastase.


Health hazard

Signal Word


Hazard Statements

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
AiiM lactonase strongly reduces quorum sensing controlled virulence factors in clinical strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from burned patients
Lopez-Jacome LE, et al.
Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, 2657-2657 (2019)
Salivary immunity in elderly individuals presented with Candida-related denture stomatitis
Gasparoto T, et al.
Gerodontology, 29(2), e331-e339 (2012)
Development of an agar diffusion method to measure elastase inhibition activity using Elastin-Congo red
Jung KH and Kim HJ
Journal of microbiology and biotechnology, 16(8), 1320-1324 (2006)
Activation pattern of neutrophils from blood of elderly individuals with Candida-related denture stomatitis
Gasparoto TH, et al.
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases : Official Publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology, 31(6), 1271-1277 (2012)
Martina Ramella et al.
American journal of translational research, 9(12), 5485-5495 (2018-01-10)
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