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Amylase, alpha, Porcine Pancreas


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Alpha Amylase acts upon large polysaccharides at the alpha-1,4-glucoside bonds. The hydrolytic products have alpha configuration. The activity is present in all living organisms, however the enzymes vary remarkably even from tissue to tissue within a single species.
Catalog #A2275-20
AppearanceSupplied as a white to tan, lyophilized powder
Activity10-30 units/mg
Unit DefinitionOne unit will liberate 1.0mg of maltose from starch in 3minutes at pH 6.9 at 20°C
Storage and StabilityLyophilized powder may be stored at 4°C. Stable for 12 months at 4°C. Reconstitute by adding sodium-calcium chloride to a concentration of >0.1%. Aliquot and store at 4°C for 1 week. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
CAS Number9000-90-2
Molecular Weight51-54kD
Optimum pH7.0
Stable pH
5.5-8.0 (25°C, 20 hours)
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.
Alternate namesEC=

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