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L6876 Sigma-Aldrich

Lysozyme from chicken egg white

lyophilized powder, protein ≥90 %, ≥40,000 units/mg protein

Synonym: Mucopeptide N-acetylmuramoylhydrolase, Muramidase

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Description

Application

Lysozyme from chicken egg white has been used for the extraction of genomic DNA from bacterial cells. It has been used as an external standard for MALDI-TOF (matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight) mass analysis.

Enzyme breaks down the cell walls of bacteria; used to prepare spheroplasts.

Packaging

1, 5, 10, 25, 100 g in poly bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Lysozyme hydrolyzes β(1→4) linkages between N-acetylmuramic acid and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues in peptidoglycan and between N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues in chitodextrin. Gram-positive cells are quite susceptible to this hydrolysis as their cell walls have a high proportion of peptidoglycan. Gram-negative bacteria are less susceptible due to the presence of an outer membrane and a lower proportion of peptidoglycan. However, these cells may be hydrolyzed in the presence of EDTA that chelates metal ions in the outer bacterial membrane.

The enzyme is active over a broad pH range (6.0 to 9.0). At pH 6.2, maximal activity is observed over a wider range of ionic strengths (0.02 to 0.100 M) than at pH 9.2 (0.01 to 0.06 M).

Unit Definition

One unit will produce a ΔA450 of 0.001 per min at pH 6.24 at 25 °C, using a suspension of Micrococcus lysodeikticus as substrate, in a 2.6 mL reaction mixture (1 cm light path).

Other Notes

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
OL5989000

Frequently Asked Questions

How can Product L6876, Lysozyme from chicken egg white, be reconstituted and can stock solutions be prepared?
For the lysis procedure, use a freshly prepared solution of 500,000 units/ml in 10 mM Tris-HCl, pH 8.0. The product is also soluble in water (10 mg/ml) yielding a clear to slightly hazy colorless solution. Aqueous solutions should be stable for at least one month when stored between 28 °C.
CanProduct L6876, Lysozyme from chicken egg white, be inactivated by heat?
Solutions of Lysozyme may be inactivated by boiling for 40 seconds at 100°C at an alkaline pH.
What is the amino acid sequence of Product L6876, Lysozyme from chicken egg white?
Lysozyme is a single chain polypeptide of 129 amino acids. The amino acid sequence of chicken egg white Lysozyme is described in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, 238, 2698-2707 (1963).
Under what conditions canProduct L6876, Lysozyme from chicken egg white, be used to lyse E. coli?
The following procedure is for the lysis of E. coli. It may be used as a guideline for other species.1. Incubate E. coli (strain ATCC 37017) bearing the pBR322 plasmid overnight in Terrific Broth (Product No. T 0918) with 25 μg/ml tetracycline (Product No T 3383) and 25 μg/ml ampicillin (Product No. A 9518).2. Centrifuge 1-2 ml samples of the overnight culture.3. Resuspend the pellets in 350 μl of STET buffer (10 mM Tris-HCl, pH 8.0, with 0.1 M NaCl, 1 mM EDTA, and 5% [w/v] TRITON® X-100).4. Add 25 μl of a freshly prepared lysozyme solution (500,000 units/ml in 10 mM Tris-HCl, pH 8.0).5. Mix by vortexing for 3 seconds.6. Incubate the lysis mixture for 30 minutes at 37 °C7. After incubation, place the tube containing the lysis mixture in a boiling water bath for exactly 40 seconds.8. Centrifuge the lysis mixture at 14,000 x g.9. Remove the pellet (cell debris) from the tube using a sterile toothpick.10. Plasmid DNA from the supernatant may then be purified and analyzed.
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If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.
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Protocols

Enzymatic Assay of Lysozyme (EC 3.2.1.17)

This procedure may be used for the enzymatic assay of Lysozyme products. The spectrophotometric rate determination (A450, Light path = 1 cm) is based on the following reaction:

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