Coomassie brilliant blue (CBB) heated by microwave was used as a staining dye for measuring gelatinolytic activity. The quantity of gelatin remaining after incubation with bacterial collagenase was determined using the heated CBB, resulting in visible blue pellets. Dimethyl sulfoxide was added to dissolve the dye and measurement of the absorbance at 600 nm was done to detect the level of gelatin (up to 10 μg), with the limit of detection for the amount of collagenase at 50 ng. This approach is rapid, simple, and economic for the purpose of screening for pharmaceutical agents that possess inhibitory activity on collagenase.
Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, release of rat epididymal adipocytes and hepatocytes tested (for methodology see Type II and Type IV), Type VIII, 0.5-5.0 FALGPA units/mg solid, ≥125 CDU/mg solid
Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, lyophilized powder (from 0.2 μm filtered solution), Suitable for digestion and isolation of physiologically active pancreatic islet cells, suitable for cell culture
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