Proteinase K - Assay
Proteinase K Assay
Dissolve 10 mg lyophilized material in 1 ml reagent grade water. Prepare a 1:1000 dilution with water immediately before use.
Label clear glass test tubes for blank, standard, and test. Add 2.5 ml buffer-substrate and incubate for 5 minutes at 37°C. Start reaction by adding 0.2 ml tyrosine standard to the standard tube, 0.2 ml of sample to the test, and 0.2 ml of 0.05 N HCl to the blank. Incubate for 10 minutes at 37°C. Stop reaction by the addition of 5.0 ml trichloroacetic acid. Mix, then add 0.2 ml of sample to the blank and standard, and add 0.2 ml of 0.05 N HCl to the test. Mix and let stand for 10 minutes at room temperature, filter and pipette into test tubes 1.0 ml of filtrate, 2.0 ml of 0.5 N NaOH, and 0.6 ml of Folin Reagent. Mix well. Let stand for 15 minutes and read A578 nm.