Enzyme Explorer

Cell Detachment

Select the ideal enzyme for your cell detachment or tissue dissociation needs with these helpful links. Learn about the factors that influence your tissue digestion-dissociation and discover optimal conditions for working with these enzymes.

Because of its unique ability to hydrolyze native collagen, it is widely used to isolate cells from animal tissue.
Catalyzes the random hydrolysis of
1,4-β-D-glycosidic linkages.
Relatively nonspecific sulfhydryl protease that can be used alone for dissociation.
Useful for the dissociation of tissues containing higher amounts of elastin.
Reduces viscosity from DNA released from damaged cells during harvesting.
Protease Type XIV
Extremely nonspecific protease for dissociation of various tissues.
Serine protease commonly used for cell detachment and tissue dissociation.