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E1250

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Elastase from porcine pancreas

Type I, ≥4.0 units/mg protein

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Synonym(s):
Elastase from hog pancreas, Pancreatopeptidase E
CAS Number:
Enzyme Commission number:
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MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.54

biological source

Porcine pancreas

type

Type I

form

suspension

specific activity

≥4.0 units/mg protein

mol wt

25.9 kDa

contains

0.1% thymol

concentration

0.5-15.0 mg/mL in water

foreign activity

trypsin ≤50 BAEE units/mg protein

storage temp.

2-8°C

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form

suspension

form

lyophilized powder

form

lyophilized powder

form

lyophilized powder

specific activity

≥4.0 units/mg protein

specific activity

≥4.0 units/mg protein

specific activity

≥4.0 units/mg protein (biuret)

specific activity

≥4 units/mg protein

mol wt

25.9 kDa

mol wt

25.9 kDa

mol wt

-

mol wt

25.9 kDa

concentration

0.5-15.0 mg/mL in water

concentration

-

concentration

-

concentration

-

foreign activity

trypsin ≤50 BAEE units/mg protein

foreign activity

-

foreign activity

trypsin ≤50 BAEE units/mg protein

foreign activity

Trypsin ≤50 BAEE units/mg protein

Application

Elastase from porcine pancreas has been used in a study to investigate the design, synthesis and evaluation of biomimetic affinity ligands for elastases. Elastase from porcine pancreas has also been used in a study to investigate the purification and partial characterization of the pancreatic proteolytic enzymes trypsin, chymotrypsin, and elastase.
Elastase from porcine pancreas has been used:
  • to induce abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
  • to study the impact of indoleamine 2-3 dioxygenase 1 (IDO) in mice
  • to digest aortas for aortic smooth muscle cells (SMC) isolation
  • as a positive control of proteolytic digestion

The enzyme from Sigma has been used in the development of elastase-perfused animal model . This study determined if tobacco exposure could lower the threshold of aortic injury necessary for AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm) development. It has also been used during the isolation of type II pneumocytes from human lungs.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Elastase is a single polypeptide chain of 240 amino acid residues and contains four disulfide bridges. The molecular mass is approximately 25.9 kDa. The enzyme is synthesized as an inactive zymogen, proelastase, which is converted to the active form by limited proteolysis at the N-terminal by trypsin. It is a serine protease with broad specificity. It cleaves protein at the carboxyl side of small hydrophobic amino acids such as Ile, Gly, Ala, Ser, Val, and Leu. The enzyme also hydrolyzes amides and esters such as N-Benzoyl-L-alanine methyl ester. The pH optimum is found to be 8.0-8.5. It does not require any activator, but it is inhibited by diisopropyl fluorophosphate, phenylmethanesulfonyl fluoride, α2-macroglobulin, α1-antitrypsin, sulfonyl fluorides and p-dinitrophenyl diethylphosphate and high salt concentrations. It is extensively used in tissue and cell dissociation procedures. Elastase is effective in the isolation of Type II lung cells.
Elastase hydrolyses elastin, the specific protein of elastic fibers, and digests hemoglobin, casein and fibrin.

Packaging

Package size based on protein content

Unit Definition

One unit will hydrolyze 1.0 μmole of N-succinyl-L-Ala-Ala-Ala-p-nitroanilide per min, pH 8.0 at 25 °C.

Preparation Note

2× crystallized

Pictograms

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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Macrophages play a pivotal role in the development of emphysema and depending on the microenvironment stimuli can be polarized into M1- or M2-like macrophage phenotypes. We compared macrophage polarizations in cigarette smoke (CS)- and porcine pancreatic elastase (PPE)-induced emphysema models.
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Journal of vascular surgery, 45(6), 1217-1227 (2007-04-03)
The development of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) is presumed to result from multiple genetic and environmental factors, with exposure to tobacco smoke the single largest known factor predisposing to aneurysm growth. We have attempted to adapt the elastase-perfused animal model
A C Cunningham et al.
Journal of cell science, 107 ( Pt 2), 443-449 (1994-02-01)
Highly purified populations of alveolar epithelial cells (type II pneumocytes) were isolated from human lung specimens. These cells were characterised histochemically, by demonstrating the presence of intracellular alkaline phosphatase, and morphologically, by electron microscopic demonstration of lamellar bodies and microvilli.
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Cardiovascular research, 113(11), 1364-1375 (2017-06-06)
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), frequently diagnosed in old patients, is characterized by chronic inflammation, vascular cell apoptosis and metalloproteinase-mediated extracellular matrix destruction. Despite improvement in the understanding of the pathophysiology of aortic aneurysm, no pharmacological treatment is yet available to
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Protocols

Enzymatic Assay of Elastase (EC 3.4.21.36)

Enzymatic Assay of Elastase (EC 3.4.21.36), a continuous spectrophotometric rate determination.

Chromatograms

application for HPLC

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