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H3506 Sigma-Aldrich

Hyaluronidase from bovine testes

Type I-S, lyophilized powder, 400-1000 units/mg solid

Synonym: Hyaluronate 4-glycanohydrolase, Hyaluronoglucosaminidase



Related Categories 3.2.x.x Glycosidases, 3.x.x.x Hydrolases, Application Index, Biochemicals and Reagents, Carbohydrate Hydrolysis,
Quality Level   200
type   Type I-S
form   lyophilized powder
specific activity   400-1000 units/mg solid
mol wt   ~55 kDa (four subunits of 14 kDa each)
Featured Industry   Diagnostic Assay Manufacturing
shipped in   wet ice
storage temp.   −20°C
Gene Information   cow ... HYAL1(515397), HYAL2(281838)



Hyaluronidase from bovine testes has been used for the digestion of breast tissue, heart tissue and oocytes for isolation of cells.


1, 5 g in poly bottle

100, 500 mg in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Hyaluronidase degrades hyaluronan and has been found to be inappropriately regulated during cancer progression.

These enzymes randomly cleave β-N-acetylhexosamine-[1→4] glycosidic bonds in hyaluronic acid, chondroitin, and chondroitin sulfates.

Unit Definition

One unit will cause a change in % transmittance at 600 nm of 0.330 per minute at pH 5.35 at 37 °C in a 2.0 mL reaction mixture (45 minute assay).

Other Notes

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the storage temperature relate to shipping conditions?
The storage conditions that a Sigma-Aldrich catalog and label recommend for products are deliberately conservative. For many products, long-term storage at low temperatures will increase the time during which they are expected to remain in specification and therefore are labeled accordingly. Where short-term storage, shipping time frame, or exposure to conditions other than those recommended for long-term storage will not affect product quality, Sigma-Aldrich will ship at ambient temperature. The products sensitive to short-term exposure to conditions other than their recommended long-term storage are shipped on wet or dry ice. Ambient temperature shipping helps to control shipping costs for our customers. At any time, our customers can request wet- or dry-ice shipment, but the special handling is at customer expense if our product history indicates that the product is stable for regular shipment. See Shipping and Storage for more information.
How isHyaluronidase from bovine testes, Product H3506, solubilized?
It is soluble at 1 mg/ml in 0.02 M phosphate buffer, pH 7 containing 77 mM sodium chloride and 0.01% bovine serum albumin.
How is a solution of Hyaluronidase from bovine testes, Product H3506, stored?
Prepare fresh solutions directly before use since stock solutions are not stable for storage.
Can Hyaluronidase from bovine testes, Product H3506,be used on humans?
No. None of our packaged research products are for human use.
What is the shelf life of Product H3506, Hyaluronidase from bovine testes?
Product H3506, Hyaluronidase from bovine testes, has a Recommended Retest period of two years (period of time between the Quality Control Release and Recommended Retest dates).This date assigns the time frame during which the batch is expected to remain within established specifications if stored under Sigma-Aldrichs defined conditions, which for product H3506 is at -20°C.This information is provided on the Product's lot specific Certificate of Analysis.
Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?
If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.
How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?
The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.
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H3757 Hyaluronidase from bovine testes, Type VIII, lyophilized powder, 300-1,000 U/mg Sterile filtered prior to lyophilization, recommended for biological fluid analysis

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