Agent Name

Carboxypeptidase B

CAS Number

9025-24-5

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Carboxypeptidase B, from porcine pancreas; Peptidyl-L-lysine(L-arginine) hydrolase; Protaminase; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Enzymes

Description

Colorless powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Carboxypeptidase B is a carboxypeptidase that preferentially acts upon basic amino acids, such as arginine and lysine." [Wikipedia]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; May cause respiratory sensitization; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "ENZYMES."

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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