Edman degradation and protein sequencing: Pfu Pyroglutamate Aminopeptidase
Pfu Pyroglutamate Aminopeptidase removes pyroglutamic acids from the N-termini of proteins and peptides, enabling protein sequencing following Edman degradation.
This enzyme may work well with some intact and non-denatured proteins; a denaturation step may be unnecessary in some cases. Pfu Pyroglutamate Aminopeptidase is supplied with a 5X Reaction Buffer [250 mM sodium phosphate (pH 7.0), 50 mM DTT, 5 mM EDTA].
- Removal of pyroglutamic acids from the N-termini of proteins and peptides
- Volume: 1 ml
- Component: 250 mM sodium phosphate buffer (pH 7.0) containing 50 mM DTT and 5 mM EDTA
- Comparison of specific activities across different temperatures: 5.83 U/mg protein at 37°C showed activities of 12.2 U/mg protein or 28.3 U/mg protein at 50°C or 75°C, respectively.
Recombinant Escherichia coli encoding the Pyrococcus furiosus pyroglutamate aminopeptidase gene.
Greater than or equal to 90% via SDS-PAGE. No other protease activity detected.
|Systematic name:||L-Pyrrolidone carboxyl peptidase|
|Molecular weight:||24.072 kDA (calculated), 28 kDA (by SDS-PAGE)|
|Thermo stability:||~90% activity at 75°C; pH 7.0, 150 min|
|Optimum pH:||6.0–9.0; ≥80% activity in a pH range of 5.0–9.0 at 75°C when reactivated for 30 min|
|Tolerance to denaturants:||≤1 M Urea, ≤1 M Guanidine-HCL, ≤0.01% SDS|
Definition of activity
One unit of enzyme activity corresponds to the amount required to hydrolyze 1 µmol pyroglutamate p-nitroanilide at 37°C in 1 minute at pH 7.0.
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Additional product information
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