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A7189 Sigma

L-Alanine Dehydrogenase from Bacillus subtilis

ammonium sulfate suspension, ≥20 units/mg protein (Lowry)

Synonym: L-Alanine: NAD+ oxidoreductase (deaminating)




250, 500 units in glass bottle

Unit Definition

One unit will convert 1.0 μmole of L-alanine to pyruvate and NH3 per min at pH 10.0 at 25 °C.

Physical form

Suspension in 2.4 M (NH4)2SO4 solution, pH 7.0


L-Alanine dehydrogenase converts L-alanine to pyruvate and ammonium. L-Alanine dehydrogenase from Bacillus subtilis may be used to study enzyme inactivation and protection .

Biochem/physiol Actions

L-Alanine dehydrogenase is a stereospecific dehydrogenase that catalyzes the reversible deamination of L-alanine to pyruvate and ammonium. It is important for the generation of pyruvate during sporulation. L-Alanine dehydrogenase from Bacillus subtilis has a predominately ordered kinetic mechanism in which NAD binds before L-alanine. Subsequently, ammonia, pyruvate and NADH are released in that specific order. Optimal pH for the amination reaction is 8.8-9.0, whereas it is 10-10.5 for the deamination reaction. The enzyme is inactivated by divalent metal ions and p-chloromercuribenzoate, mercuric ion being most effective. The inactivation may be reversed by L- or D-cysteine.

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Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
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Ammonium Sulfate Suspensions - Technical Note

Note that for an ammonium sulfate suspension, most of the enzyme will be in solid form. It is likely that only negligible amounts of enzyme will be in the ammonium sulfate solution.
Keywords: Enzyme activity

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