Phospholipase D from Arachis hypogaea (peanut)

Type II, lyophilized powder, ≥60 units/mg protein

Phosphatidylcholine phosphatidohydrolase, Lecithinase D
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Type II


lyophilized powder

specific activity

≥60 units/mg protein


Protein, ~30%

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General description

Phospholipase D (PLD) is abundantly found in the eukaryotes and prokaryotes. It is present in all mammalian cells. In mammals, PLD is initiated by various hormones, neurotransmitters, growth factors and cytokines.
Phospholipase D is a phospholipid hydrolyzing enzyme and an important component of receptor-mediated signal transduction responses and regulated secretion.


Phospholipase D from Arachis hypogaea (peanut) has been used in the preparation of lipase enzyme solution. It has also been used to determine its influence on human neutrophil respiratory function.
Research has shown ADP-ribosylation factor regulation of phospholipase D is important in the release of nascent secretory vesicles from the trans-Golgi network. It has also been used in a study to investigate stimulation of Na+-Ca2+ exchange activity in canine cardiac sarcolemmal vesicals.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Hydrolyzes the phosphate bonds of phospholipids and sphingomyelin to give the corresponding phosphatidic acid.
Phospholipase D is involved in conferring drought susceptibility in peanuts, which increases the risk of aflatoxin contamination.
Phospholipase D (PLD) modulates cell growth, secretion and the actin cytoskeleton.

Unit Definition

One unit will liberate 1.0 μmol of choline from L-α-phosphatidylcholine (egg yolk) per hr at pH 5.6 at 30 °C.

Physical form

Partially purified, lyophilized powder containing buffer salts

Analysis Note

Protein determined using biuret, unless otherwise indicated.


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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


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Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

K D Philipson et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 259(1), 16-19 (1984-01-10)
Treatment of canine cardiac sarcolemmal vesicles with phospholipase D resulted in a large stimulation (up to 400%) of Na+-Ca2+ exchange activity. The phospholipase D treatment decreased the apparent Km (Ca2+) for the initial rate of Nai+-dependent Ca2+ uptake from 18.2...
Expression and characterization of rat brain phospholipase D
Xie Z, et al.
Methods in Enzymology, 345, 255-264 (2002)
Human neutrophil peptide receptors: mobilization mediated by phospholipase C.
Nelson R D, et al.
The American Journal of Pathology, 107(2), 202-202 (1982)
B Z Guo et al.
Planta, 223(3), 512-520 (2005-10-04)
Preharvest aflatoxin contamination has been identified by the peanut industry as a serious issue in food safety and human health because of the carcinogenic toxicity. Drought stress is the most important environmental factor exacerbating Aspergillus infection and aflatoxin contamination in...
Sarah M Brejnholt et al.
Journal of the science of food and agriculture, 91(8), 1398-1405 (2011-03-10)
Phytases increase utilization of phytate phosphorus in feed. Since wheat is rich in endogenous phytase activity it was examined whether wheat phytases could improve phytate degradation compared to microbial phytases. Moreover, it was investigated whether enzymatic degradation of phytate is...

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