Proteinase K solution (20mg/mL) - usable for PCR

Proteinase K solution M3037

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Proteinase K from Tritirachium album belongs to the familiy of subtilisin-like serine proteases.... more
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Proteinase K from Tritirachium album belongs to the familiy of subtilisin-like serine proteases. It has an endo- and exoproteolytic activity. Activated by calcium (1 - 5mM), Proteinase K exhibits a broad substrate specificity. It degrades many proteins in the native state even in the presence of detergents after hydrophobic amino acids. Proteins will be completely digested, if the incubation time is long and the protease concentration high enough.
As Calcium is not directly involved in the catalytic process, removal of the Calcium ions will almost not influence the enzymatic activity but the stability of the enzyme is reduced (about 80% residual activity). The pH-optimum is at 8, but the enzyme is active over a wide pH-range (pH5 - 12). An elevation of the reaction temperature from 37°C to 50 - 60°C may increase the activity several times, like the addition of 0.5 - 1% SDS. Temperatures above 65°C, trichloroacetic acid or the serine protease inhibitors AEBSF (M6360) >, PMSF (M3194) > or DFP inhibit the activity. For complete denaturation temperatures above 95°C are necessary.
Proteinase K will not be inhibited by  EDTA, urea (1 - 4 M), SDS, citrate, iodoacetic acid or, interestingly, by other serine protease inhibitors like TLCK and TPCK. In case that proteinase K has to be inactivated, make sure, that the temperature is not below 95°C and the time not shorter than 10 minutes. A TCA-precipitation is well suited, too.

Proteinase K is used for the digestion of proteins in cell lysates (tissue, cell culture cells) and for the release of nucleic acids, since it very effectively inactivates DNases and RNases. The digest with Proteinase K for the purification of nucleic acids is performed in the presence of EDTA (inhibition of magnesium-dependent enzymes).

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Specifications: Conc. 20mg/mL proteinase K Activity: min. 600 mAnsonU/mL (>600 units/mL)... more

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Conc. 20mg/mL proteinase K
Activity: min. 600 mAnsonU/mL (>600 units/mL)
Spec. Activity: >40 mAnsonU/mg protein (>40 units/mg protein)



Protein digest in DNA samples for example: Purification of genomic DNA from bacteria (miniprep): Bacteria from a saturated liquid culture are lysed and proteins are removed by a digest with 100μg/mL Proteinase K for 1 h at 37°C. Whole-Mount in situ hybridization and determination of RNAs in vertebrate embryos and isolated organs: Digest of the sample with e. g. 10μg/mL Proteinase K for 15 minutes at room temperature. The period of the treatment and/or the concentration of the enzyme has to be optimized. Prepration of DNA from cells or tissue for PCR: Cells or tissue are incubated over night at 50°C with 100μg/mL Proteinase K. Isolation of vaccinia virus DNA: Digest the virus in a suspension with 2mg/mL Proteinase K for 4 h at 37°C.

Unit Definition:

Concentration: 20mg/mL, Activity: >40 units/mg protein (>600U/mL). 1 unit is definded as the enzyme acitivity which liberates folin-positive amino acids and peptides corresponding to 1 µmol tyrosine in 1 minute at 37°C using haemoglobin as substrate.


Tritirachium album

Sicherheits Hinweise / Safety

H-Sätze: H315, H319, H335
GHS-Symbole: GHS07, GHS08
R-Sätze: R.36/37/38-42
Gefahrstoffkürzel: Xn

Klassifizierungen / Classification

EC-Nr: 254-457-8
CAS-Nr: 39450-01-6
eclass-Nr: 32-16-04-10
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Following some application examples based on 20mg/mL concentrations of Proteinase K dissolved in pure water or 50mM Tris, pH8.0.

Standard reaction buffer: 
Cell lysis: 50 mM Tris-HCl (pH 7.5); 5 mM CaCl2; 0.5 % SDS.
DNA purification: 100 mM Tris-HCl (pH 8.0); 50 mM EDTA, 500 mM NaCl.

Some Application Protocols:
Isolation of genomic DNA from mammal cells
(3h, 50°C) 10mM Tris/HCl (pH8.0), 100mM EDTA (pH8.0), 50mM NaCl, 0.5%SDS, 20µg/mL DNase free RNase, 100µg/mL proteinase K.
Isolation of genomic DNA from mice tails
(overnight, 55°C) 20mM Tris/HCl (pH8.0), 5mM EDTA (pH8.0), 400mM NaCl, 1% SDS, 400µg/mL proteinase K.
Rapid isolation of genomic DNA as a PCR-template from cell cultures
(1h, 37 °C) 67mM Tris/HCl (pH8.8), 16.6mM ammonium sulfate, 5mM β-mercaptoethanol, 6.7mM MgCl2, 6.7µM EDTA (pH8.0), 1.7µM SDS, 50µg/mL proteinase K.
Preparation of DNA for PFGE, lysis in agarose block
(approx. 20h, 50°C). 100mM EDTA (pH8.0), 1 mM Tris/HCl (pH7.6), 20mM NaCl, 1% sarcosyl, 100µg/mL proteinase K.
Purification of mRNA prior to cDNA synthesis (leads often to an increase in cDNA yield)
(1-2h, 37°C) 100mM Tris/HCl (pH7.5), 10mM EDTA (pH8.0), 50mM NaCl, 0.1% SDS, 5µg/mL proteinase K.
Purification of PCR-reactions prior to cloning
(overnight, 55°C) PCR-reaction + 10mM Tris/HCl (pH8.0), 5mM EDTA (pH8.0), 400mM NaCl, 1% SDS, 400µg/mL proteinase K.
Purification of plasmid-DNA prior to in vitro transcription
(1h, 37°C) Plasmid-DNA + 21mM Tris/HCl (pH8.0), 5mM EDTA (pH8.0), 50mM NaCl, 0.5% SDS, 100µg/mL proteinase K.
RNase inactivation in ribonuclease-protection-assays
(30 min, 37°C) 30µL RNA/RNA-hybridisation mix + 300µL RNase digestion mix + 0.6% SDS, 300µg/mL proteinase K.
Inactivation of DNase in transcription-run-on-assays
(30 min, 42°C) Suspension of nuclei in 36mM Tris/HCl (pH7.4), 17mM MgCl2, 0.7mM CaCl2, 170mM NaCl, 13mM EDTA (pH8.0), 0.5% SDS with DNase, 100µg/mL proteinase K.
Denaturation of alkaline phosphatase when cipping vector DNA
(30 min, 56°C) 1 x dephosphorylation buffer + 0.5% SDS, 5mM EDTA (pH8.0), 100µg/mL proteinase K.

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