Cat. No. / ID: Y9370L
Thermostable pyrophosphatase is a recombinant enzyme from Sulfolobus acidocaldarius which catalyzes the Mg-dependent reaction of P2O7-4 + H2O → 2HPO4-2. It is has a low Km (5.4 µM) for pyrophosphate. In addition it is active between pH 7 and 9, has an optimal temperature for activity at 75°C and is functional under PCR conditions.
This enzyme is supplied in 10 mM Tris-HCl (pH 7.5), 50 mM NaCl, 50% glycerol, 1 mM DTT and 0.1 mM EDTA.
SDS available upon request.
|Specific activity||n/a||3500 U/mg|
|Single-stranded exonuclease||50 U||<1.0% released|
|Double-stranded exonuclease||50 U||<1.0% released|
|Double-stranded endonuclease||50 U||No conversion|
|E. coli DNA contamination||50 U||<10 copies|
Source of recombinant enzyme protein
The protein is produced by an E. coli strain carrying the Thermostable Pyrophosphatase gene from S. acidocaldarius.
Unit definition: One unit is the amount of enzyme that will liberate 1 µmol of phosphate per minute from inorganic pyrophosphate at 75°C and pH 8.5
Quality control analysis
Enzyme dilutions are added to 30 mM Tris HCl, pH 8.5, 1.5 mM MgCl2 and 1.5 mM sodium pyrophosphate. After a 10-minute incubation at 75°C, the product formed, 2- orthophosphate, is reacted with ammonium molybdate to form phosphomolybdic acid. The phosphomolybdic acid is then reduced by ferrous sulfate under weak acidic conditions to form a blue color, the absorbance of which is measured at 660 nm. The amount of product formed is extrapolated from a phosphate standard curve generated from the ammonium molydate/ferrous sulfate reaction. The assay is based on that described by Taussky and Shorr (4).
Single-stranded exonuclease is determined in a 50 µl reaction containing a radiolabeled single-stranded DNA substrate and 10 µl of enzyme solution incubated for 4 hours at 37°C.
Double-stranded exonuclease activity is determined in a 50 µl reaction containing a radiolabeled double-stranded DNA substrate and 10 µl of enzyme solution incubated for 4 hours at 37°C.
Double-stranded endonuclease activity is determined in a 50 µl reaction containing 0.5 µg of plasmid DNA and 10 µl of enzyme solution incubated for 4 hours at 37°C.
E. coli contamination is evaluated using 5 µl replicate samples of enzyme solution that are denatured and screened in a TaqMan qPCR assay for the presence of contaminating E. coli genomic DNA using oligonucleotide primers corresponding to the 16S rRNA locus.
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