Phospholipase D from cabbage

Type IV, lyophilized powder, ≥100 units/mg solid

Phosphatidylcholine phosphatidohydrolase, Lecithinase D, Phospholipase D from white cabbage
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Quality Level


Type IV


lyophilized powder

specific activity

≥100 units/mg solid


Protein, ~25%

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Phospholipase D (PLD) is used to hydrolyze the phosphate bonds of phospholipids and sphingomyelin to give the corresponding phosphatidic acid. It has also been used to study metabolic labeling and direct imaging of choline phospholipids in vivo by measuring propargyl-Cho incorporation. Furthermore, PLD is used in purification and kinetic studies.
The enzyme has been used for the preparation of Bodipy-phosphatidylcholine during the preparation of fluorescently labelled lipids.


500 units in glass bottle
2500 units in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

The amino acid sequence of cabbage PLD has 83% and 80% identity with Arabidopsis PLDα and castor bean PLD. It hydrolyzes the phosphate bonds of phospholipids and sphingomyelin to give the corresponding phosphatidic acid.
Hydrolyzes the phosphate bonds of phospholipids and sphingomyelin to give the corresponding phosphatidic acid.

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.

Analysis Note

Protein determined using biuret.


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Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Premysl Pejchar et al.
The New phytologist, 188(1), 150-160 (2010-07-16)
• Aluminium ions (Al) have been recognized as a major toxic factor for crop production in acidic soils. This study aimed to assess the impact of Al on the activity of phosphatidylcholine-hydrolysing phospholipase C (PC-PLC), a new member of the...
Cindy Y Jao et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(36), 15332-15337 (2009-08-27)
Choline (Cho)-containing phospholipids are the most abundant phospholipids in cellular membranes and play fundamental structural as well as regulatory roles in cell metabolism and signaling. Although much is known about the biochemistry and metabolism of Cho phospholipids, their cell biology...
D U Kim et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1437(3), 409-414 (1999-04-02)
We cloned and expressed a full-length cDNA encoding a phospholipase D of type alpha (PLDalpha) from cabbage. Analysis of the cDNA predicted an 812-amino-acid protein of 92.0 kDa. The deduced amino acid sequence of cabbage PLD has 83% and 80%...
T T Allgyer et al.
Biochemistry, 18(24), 5348-5353 (1979-11-27)
Phospholipase D has been purified 680-fold from an acetone powder of savoy cabbage in an overall yield of 30%. The purification involves solubilization of the acetone powder in a Ca2+-containing buffer and subsequent ammonium sulfate fractionation. Gel filtration on Sephadex...
Anna O Müller et al.
Chemistry and physics of lipids, 165(7), 787-793 (2012-10-13)
Cardiolipin (CL) and related diphosphatidyl lipids are hardly accessible because of the complexity of their chemical synthesis. In the present paper, the transphosphatidylation reaction catalyzed by phospholipase D (PLD) from Streptomyces sp. has been proven as an alternative enzyme-assisted strategy...

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