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Hyaluronidase from sheep testes

Type V, lyophilized powder, ≥1,500 units/mg solid

Hyaluronoglucosaminidase, Hyaluronate 4-glycanohydrolase
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Quality Level

biological source

sheep testis


Type V


lyophilized powder

specific activity

≥1,500 units/mg solid

mol wt

55 kDa


diagnostic assay manufacturing

storage temp.


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General description

Hyaluronidase is present in high amount in testis as it aids fertilization of the mammalian egg. Mammalian hyaluronidase has a catalytic epidermal growth factor (EGF)-like domain and a C-terminal cysteine rich region.


Hyaluronidase has been used:
  • as a component of enzyme mix for the isolation of sertoli and germ cells from seminiferous tubules
  • in the pre-treatment of deparaffinized adenomas sections for immunohistochemistry
  • in the digestion of umbilical cord blood vessel for the generation of umbilical cord stromal stem cell lines


500 mg in poly bottle
1 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Hyaluronidase from sheep testis is commercially used to depolymerise hyaluronic acid and chondroitin-sulphate in connective tissue and cartilage respectively.
These enzymes randomly cleave β-N-acetylhexosamine-(1−4)-glycosidic bonds in hyaluronic acid, chondroitin, and chondroitin sulfates.

Unit Definition

One unit will cause a change in % transmittance at 600 nm of 0.330 per minute at pH 5.35 at 37 °C in a 2.0 mL reaction mixture (45 minute assay).

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Isolation of Sertoli cells from adult rat testes: an approach to ex vivo studies of Sertoli cell function
Anway MD, et al.
Biology of Reproduction, 68(3), 996-1002 (2003)
Structure of human hyaluronidase-1, a hyaluronan hydrolyzing enzyme involved in tumor growth and angiogenesis
Chao KL, et al.
Biochemistry, 46(23), 6911-6920 (2007)
Human umbilical cord stromal stem cell express CD10 and exert contractile properties
Farias VA, et al.
Placenta, 32(1), 86-95 (2011)
Cartilage-specific matrix protein chondromodulin-I is associated with chondroid formation in salivary pleomorphic adenomas: immunohistochemical analysis
Kusafuka K, et al.
The American Journal of Pathology, 158(4), 1465-1472 (2001)
Samia Rahman et al.
Frontiers in cell and developmental biology, 9, 703038-703038 (2021-08-13)
Articular cartilage of the knee joint is avascular, exists under a low oxygen tension microenvironment, and does not self-heal when injured. Human infrapatellar fat pad-sourced mesenchymal stem cells (IFP-MSC) are an arthroscopically accessible source of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) for


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Glycosaminoglycan Sulfation and Signaling

Glycosaminoglycans are large linear polysaccharides constructed of repeating disaccharide units.


Enzymatic Assay of Hyaluronidase (

This procedure may be used for Hyaluronidase products.

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