Phospholipase C from Clostridium perfringens (C. welchii)

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Type XIV, lyophilized powder, ≥150 units/mg protein

Lecithinase C, Lipophosphodiesterase I, PC-PLC, Phosphatidylcholine cholinephosphohydrolase
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Quality Level


Type XIV


lyophilized powder

specific activity

≥150 units/mg protein

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Gene Information

Clostridium perfringens str. 13 ... plc(988262)

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General description

We are committed to bringing you Greener Alternative Products, which adhere to one or more of The 12 Principles of Greener Chemistry. This product has been enhanced for energy efficiency and waste prevention when used in biodiesel research. For more information see the article in biofiles.


Phospholipase C from Clostridium perfringens has been used as a positive control in sandwich enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and ELISA.


125 units in serum bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Hydrolyzes the phosphate bond on phosphatidylcholine and other glycerophospholipids yielding diacylglycerol; this enzyme will also hydrolyze the phosphate bonds of sphingomyelin, cardiolipin, choline plasmalogen and ceramide phospholipids.

Unit Definition

One unit will liberate 1.0 μmole of water soluble organic phosphorus from egg yolk L-α-phosphatidylcholine per min at pH 7.3 at 37 °C.

Physical form

Lyophilized powder in buffered salts

Preparation Note

Chromatographically purified

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)

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  5. Are Products P7633 and P4039, Phospholipase C from Clostridium perfringens (C. welchii), prepared from the same strain?

    Products P7633 and P4039, Phospholipase C, from Clostridium perfringens (C. welchii) are prepared from the same strain.   

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In vitro inhibitory effect of hen egg white lysozyme on Clostridium perfringens type A associated with broiler necrotic enteritis and its alpha-toxin production
Zhang G, et al.
Letters in Applied Microbiology, 42(2), 138-143 (2006)
Sandwich ELISA detection of Clostridium perfringens cells and alpha-toxin from field cases of necrotic enteritis of poultry
McCourt MT, et al.
Veterinary Microbiology, 106(3-4), 259-264 (2005)
A measured approach: determining the PLCγ1 docking site on Itk using a biochemical ruler.
Ranajeet Ghose
Journal of molecular biology, 425(4), 679-682 (2012-12-26)
Hrvoje Banfic et al.
The Journal of biological chemistry, 288(3), 1717-1725 (2012-11-28)
Several studies have demonstrated the activation of phosphoinositide-specific phospholipase C (Plc) in nuclei of mammalian cells during synchronous progression through the cell cycle, but the downstream targets of Plc-generated inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate are poorly described. Phospholipid signaling in the budding yeast...
Qian Xie et al.
Journal of molecular biology, 425(4), 683-696 (2012-12-12)
Itk (interleukin-2 inducible T cell kinase) is a non-receptor protein tyrosine kinase expressed primarily in T cells. Itk catalyzes phosphorylation on tyrosine residues within a number of its natural substrates, including the well-characterized Y783 of PLCγ1. However, the molecular mechanisms...

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