Agent Name

Proteinase K

CAS Number

39450-01-6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Endopeptidase K; Proteinase, Tritirachium album serine; [ChemIDplus] Proteinase K, from Tritirachium album; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Enzymes

Description

Powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Bacterial enzyme that selectively breaks down proteins at serine locations; [REPROTOX]

Comments

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

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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