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cleaves internal (1-4) galactose linkages in unbranched, repeating poly-N-acetyllactosamine structures.
Recombinant from Bacteroides fragili.

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Part Number: E-XBG01


Part number E-XBG01

Source Recombinant from Bacteroides fragilis


Specificity Cleaves internal b(1-4) galactose linkages in unbranched, repeating poly-N-acetyllactosamine [GlcNAcb(1-3)Galb(1-4)]n structures are the preferred substrate. Sulfated structures such as keratan sulfate are also cleaved. Branching and/or fucosylation of the substrate may decrease or eliminate cleavage. Sulfation of C-6 on galactose will block cleavage. Oligosaccharidesof the neo-lacto group are cleaved at greatly educed rates depending on the deviation from the preferred substrate. For example, Galb(1-3)GlcNAcb(1-3)Galb(1-4)Glc is cleaved at 5×10-5 the rate of keratan sulfate(see ref.4). Specificity is similar to the Escherichia freundii enzyme.pecificity is similar to the Escherichia freundii enzyme except that it is limited to cleaving N-acetyllactosamine extensions on tetraantennary structures of erythropoietin see ref 5).

60 µl aliquot of enzyme (0.9 U) in 20 mM tris-HCl, pH 7.5
1 vial reaction buffer- 250mM Sodium phosphate, pH 5.8

Specific Activity >150 U/mg

Activity 15 U/ml

Molecular weight ~32,000 daltons

Suggested usage
For glycoproteins:
1. Add up to 100 µg of glycoprotein to a tube.
2. Add 4 ul 5X buffer and water to 19 µl.
3. Add 1 µl enzyme.
4. Incubate at 37˚C for 2 hrs.

Procedure for oligosaccharides:
Same as above
except incubate from several hours to several
days depending on the substrate. Add bovine
serum albumen to 2 mg/ml to stabilize the
protein during extended incubations.

Specific Activity
One unit of endo-b-Galactoctosidase is defined as the amount that will liberate one µmole of reducing sugar per minute at 37˚C and pH 5.8 from bovine corneal keratan sulfate.

1. Scudder,P., Uemura, K., Doby, J., Fukuda, M.N. & Feizi, T.(1983) Isolation and characterization of an endo-b-galactosidase from Bacteroides fragilis Biochem. J. 213 , 485-494.

2. Scudder,P., Hanfland, Pl, Uemura, K. & Feizi, T. (1984) Endo-b-galactosidases of Bacteroides fragilis and Escherichia freundii hydrolyze linear but not branched oligosaccharide domains of glycolipids of the neolacto series. J. Biol. Chem . 259, 6586-6592.

3. Scudder, P. Tang, P.W., Hounsell, E.F., Lawson, A.M., Mehmet, H. & Feizi, T. (1986) Isolation and characterization of sulfated oligosaccharides released from bovine corneal keratan sulphate by the action of endo-b-galactosidase. Eur. J. Biochem. 157, 365-373.

4. Murata, T., Hattori, T. Amarume, S. Koicki, A. & Usui, T. (2003) Kinetic studies on endo-b-galactosidase by a novel colorimetric assay and sythesis of N-acetyllactosamine-repeating oligosaccharide b-glycosides using its transglycosylation activity. Eur. J. Biochem 270, 3709-3719.

5. Hokke, C.H., Bergwerff, A.A., Van Dedem, D.W., Kamerling, J.P, and Vliegenthart, J.F. (1995) Structural analysis of the N- and O-linked carbohydrate chains of recombinant human erythropoietin expressed in Chinese hamster overay cells. Sialylation patters and branch location of dimeric N-acetyllactosamine units. Eur. J. Biochem. 228, 981-1008.

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