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P3026 Sigma

Pectolyase from Aspergillus japonicus

lyophilized powder, ≥0.3 units/mg solid




Used in plant protoplast preparation to digest cell wall prior to organelle isolation.

Used in plant protoplast preparation to digest cell wall prior to organelle isolation. It is used in complex carbohydrate analysis. Product P3026 is provided in a lyophilized powder containing lactose. Product P3026 has been used to digest Crassula root tips prior to meiotic analysis.

Other Notes

Reported to contain two types of pectinase, endopolygalacturonase (EC3.2.1.15), endopectin lyase (EC4.2.2.10) and a maceration stimulating factor.

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1 g in poly bottle

100, 250 mg in poly bottle

Unit Definition

One unit will liberate 1.0 μmole of galacturonic acid from polygalacturonic acid per min at pH 5.5 at 25 °C.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Pectolyase catalyzes the eliminative cleavage of a-(1- 4)-Dgalacturonan methyl ester to give oligosaccharides with 4-deoxy-6-O-methyl-a-D-galact-4-enuronosyl groups at their non-reducing ends. It contain two types of pectinase, endopolygalacturonase, endo-pectin lyase and a maceration stimulating factora.

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