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L3170 Sigma-Aldrich

Lipase from Candida sp.

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recombinant, expressed in Aspergillus niger

Synonym: Lipozyme CALB L



Related Categories 3.1.x.x Acting on esters, 3.x.x.x Hydrolases, Analytical and Industrial Enzymes, Biochemicals and Reagents, Chemical Synthesis,
Quality Level   200
recombinant   expressed in Aspergillus niger
form   aqueous solution
enzyme activity   ≥5000 LU/g
greener alternative product characteristics   Waste Prevention
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greener alternative category   Enabling
storage temp.   2-8°C


General description

Lipase from Candida sp or Candida antarctica lipase B (CALB), is a serine hydrolase, which belongs to the α/β hydrolase fold family. It consists of Ser, His, and Asp/Glu catalytic triad and has secondary alcohol binding pocket. Structurally, CALB exists in open and closed conformations and the active site is covered by a small lid. A total of 10 lipases are associated with Candida albicans.

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Lipase from Candida sp. has been used:
• in Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) conjugate preparation for biophysical studies
• in lipase activity assay
• for immobilization with Immobead-350

Biochem/physiol Actions

Lipase from Candida sp or Candida antarctica lipase B (CALB) is enantiospecific for secondary alcohols. It has wide industrial applications. Lipases, in general, catalyze triacylglycerol synthesis and breakdown. Lipase B from Candida antarctica (CALB) undergoes interfacial activation and is a popular lipase.

Analysis Note

Minimum 5,000 LU/G of liquid

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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