Proteinase K Product Information
Source: Tritirachium album limber
Proteinase K (PROK) is a serine protease with broad specificity towards aliphatic, aromatic and other hydrophobic amino acids. PROK has a molecular weight of 27,000 daltons and is Ca2+ dependent. It is not inactivated by metal ion chelating agents such as EDTA, sulfhydryl reagents, PCMB, TLCK, or TPCK. It also retains activity in 0.5% SDS. It can be inhibited by PMSF or DFP.
Stability/Storage: The lyophilized powder is stable for one year at 2-8°C. Solutions in 50mM Tris-HCl, pH 8.0 with 1mM CaCl2 are stable for months at 2-8°C. Store at 2-8°C.
Unit Definition: One Unit releases one micromole of Folin positive amino acids, measured as tyrosine, at 37°C, pH 7.5, using urea denatured hemoglobin as the substrate.