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A6150 Sigma-Aldrich

α1-Antitrypsin from human plasma

salt-free, lyophilized powder

Synonym: α1-Proteinase inhibitor



Related Categories A to C, Antitrypsin, Biochemicals and Reagents, Chymotrypsin, α-, Chymotrypsin, alpha-,
Quality Level   200
biological source   human plasma
assay   ≥60% (biuret)
form   salt-free, lyophilized powder
application(s)   inhibition assay: suitable
storage temp.   2-8°C
Gene Information   human ... ELA2(1991), ELANE(1991), SERPINA1(5265)



25, 100, 500 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Serine protease inhibitor; inhibits trypsin, chymotrypsin and pancreatic and granulocytic elastase, and acrosin. Effective concentration equimolar with proteinase.The effects of hereditary α1-antitrypsin deficiency and certain autoimmune states result from uncontrolled proteolysis in vivo. Direct α1-antitrypsin replacement therapy has shown promise in animal models of Type 1 diabetes.

≤10 mg will inhibit 1.0 mg of trypsin with activity of 10,000 BAEE units per mg protein. ≤10 mg will inhibit approx. 1.0 mg of ·α-chymotrypsin with activity of 40-50 BTEE units per mg protein.


Aqueous stock solutions containing 0.01% NaN3 are stable for several months. Solutions can be stored at −80 °C, but should not be refrozen. Unstable below pH 5.5. Inactivated by some non-serine proteinases and by oxidation of active site methionine residue.

Preparation Note

Chromatographically prepared and partially purified.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable


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What is the carbohydrate content of human alpha-1-Antitrypsin?
We have found the information on alpha-1-antitrypsin in a reference book:The Plasma Proteins, F.W. Putnam, ed, volume 2, chapter 4, Table II.The alpha-1-antitrypsin is 12 percent carbohydrate, citing K. Heide and H.G. Schwick, Chemistry and Significance of the Carbohydrate Moieties of Human Serum Glycoproteins, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Eng., 12, 721-733 (1973).The table also gives information on the percentage of each type of monosaccharide that is present.
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