Reconstituted by adding 1.0 mL sterile distilled water, spun down to remove insoluble particles, divided into small aliquots, frozen and stored at or below -20°C.
Cross-reactivities against enzymes of other sources may occur but have not been determined.
Prior to use, an aliquot is thawed slowly at ambient temperature, spun down again and used to prepare working dilutions by adding sterile phosphate buffered saline (PBS, pH 7.2). Repeated thawing and freezing should be avoided. Working dilutions should be stored at 4°C, not refrozen, and preferably used the same day. If a slight precipitation occurs upon storage, this should be removed by centrifugation. It will not affect the performance of the product.
Proteinase K (E.C.18.104.22.168) is an extracellular serine endoproteinase produced by Tritirachinm album Limber. Proteinase K is active in a wide range of temperatures and buffers with optimal activity between 20 and 6°C and a pH between 7.5 and 12.0. Activity is stimulated when up to 2% SDS or up to 4 M urea are included in the reaction. Calcium is important for thermostability of Proteinase K but it is not required for catalysis, therefore Proteinase K is also active in buffers containing chelating agents such as EDTA.
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Protein Aliases: EC 22.214.171.124; Protease K