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β-Glucuronidase from abalone

Chromatographically purified, lyophilized powder, β-glucuronidase ≥20,000,000 units/g protein



Related Categories β-Glucuronidase (beta-Glucuronidase), Analytical and Industrial Enzymes, Biochemicals and Reagents, Enzymes, Inhibitors, and Substrates, Molluskan Source More...
Quality Level   200
form   lyophilized powder
β-glucuronidase activity   ≥20,000,000 units/g protein
secondary activity   ≤4,000,000 units/g protein sulfatase
composition   protein, 10-40%
storage temp.   −20°C



β-Glucuronidase from abalone has been used in enzyme treatment to know the effect of osmotic shock, enzymatic incubation, pulsed electric field, and high shear homogenization on the release of water-soluble proteins and carbohydrates from the green alga Ulva lactuca.

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Biochem/physiol Actions

β-Glucuronidase (GUSB) is a lysosomal enzyme. It degrades glucuronate-containing glycosaminoglycan. β-glucuronidase, obtained from abalone has the ability to hydrolyze samples, that has high analyte concentrations. Deficiency of β-glucuronidase results in mucopolysaccharidosis type VII (MPSVII), which leads to lysosomal storage in the brain.

Unit Definition

One Sigma or modified Fishman unit will liberate 1.0 μg of phenolphthalein from phenolphthalein glucuronide per hr at 37 °C at pH 3.8 (30 min assay).

Physical form

Supplied as a lyophilized powder containing Trizma® and L-arginine

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

GHS08  GHS08
Signal word 
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable


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Protocols & Articles


Evaluation of Different Enzymes on Hydrolysis Efficiencies of Glucuronide Drug Metabolites in Urine

β-glucuronidase (GUS) enzymes are utilized to hydrolyze glucuronide (gluc) drug metabolites to the parent drug, facilitating analysis by LC-MS/MS. Here we evaluate the hydrolysis efficiency of β-gluc...
Jim Blasberg
Harkewal Singh, Kevin Ray Sigma-Aldrich, St. Louis, MO
Keywords: High performance liquid chromatography, Liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, Mass spectrometry, Metabolites

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Analytical Enzyme Beta Glucuronidase

Our β-Glucuronidases are routinely used for the enzymatic hydrolysis of glucuronides from urine1,2, plasma3,4, and other fluids5 prior to analysis by enzyme immunoassay, mass spectrometry, gas chroma...
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