Agent Name

Thermolysin

CAS Number

9073-78-3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Bacillus thermoproteolyticus neutral proteinase; [Merck Index] Thermolysin, from Bacillus thermoproteolyticus rokko; Thermophilic-bacterial protease; Protease from Bacillus thermoproteolyticus rokko; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Enzymes

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Proteolytic enzyme used to study protein sequences; [Merck Index]

Comments

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

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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