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A8200 Sigma-Aldrich

Aminopeptidase from Aeromonas proteolytica

lyophilized powder, 50-150 units/mg protein



Related Categories 3.4.x.x Peptidases, 3.x.x.x Hydrolases, Aminopeptidase, Application Index, Biochemicals and Reagents,
Quality Level   300
form   lyophilized powder
specific activity   50-150 units/mg protein
mol wt   29.5 kDa
composition   Protein, ~40% biuret
solubility   H2O: soluble 0.9-1.1 mg/mL, clear, colorless
foreign activity   endopeptidase, essentially free
storage temp.   −20°C


General description

A zinc-containing enzyme.


Catalyzes the release of an N-terminal amino acid, preferentially leucine, but not glutamic or aspartic acids.


Aminopeptidases are a family of widely distributed proteases, which may be used to study many significant biological processes such as protein maturation, hormone production, and peptide digestion. The enzyme has been used to measure the kinetic rate constant for the binding of bestatin, a general protease inhibitor, to aminopeptidase.


100, 250 units in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Aminopeptidase from Aeromonas proteolytica is involved in protein maturation, hormone production and peptide digestion.

Aminopeptidase from Aeromonas proteolytica is a metalloenzyme, which contains 2 atoms of Zn2+ in a single polypeptide with an approximate molecular weight of 29.5 kDa as determined by sedimentation. This enzyme has a high degree of stability, being stable even at temperatures of 70 °C for several hours. Partial inactivation occurs in 8 M urea. Maximum stability and activity are between pH 8.0-8.5. Aminopeptidase from Aeromonas proteolytica can function as an esterase.

Unit Definition

One unit will hydrolyze 1.0 μmole of L-leucine p-nitroanilide to L-leucine and p-nitroaniline per min at pH 8.0 at 25 °C.

Physical form

Lyophilized powder containing tricine buffer, pH 8.0, zinc chloride and stabilizer.

Preparation Note

Dissolves in water at 0.9-1.1 mg/mL concentration to form a clear, colorless solution.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Signal word 
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Target organs 
Respiratory system
Personal Protective Equipment 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable


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