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PNGase F

PNGase F cleaves N-linked (asparagine-linked) oligosaccharides from glycoproteins.

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0.3 Unit / 60 uL
Includes enzyme, buffer, denaturant, and Triton-X.

Part Number: E-PNG01


Part number E-PNG01

Peptide N Glycosidase F, N-Glycosidase, PNGase F

PNGase F cleaves N-linked (asparagine-linked) oligosaccharides from glycoproteins. PNGase F deaminates asparagine to aspartic acid, leaving the oligosaccharides intact. Denaturation increases the rate of cleavage up to 100x. Most native proteins can still be completely N-deglycosylated but incubation time must be increased. PNGase F will remain active under incubation conditions for at least 72 hours. PNGase F will not remove oligosaccharides containing Alpha-(1,3)-linked core fucose commonly found on plant glycoproteins; for this purpose, use peptide N-glycosidase A.

Source Elizabethkingia miricola (was Chryseobacterium meningosepticum)


60 µl aliquot of PNGase F (0.3 U) in 20 mM Tris-HCl, pH 7.5

5x Reaction Buffer 7.5 for PNGase F – 250 mM sodium phosphate, pH 7.5

Denaturation Solution – 2% SDS, 1 M Beta-mercaptoethanol

Triton X-100 – 15% solution

Specific Activity >25 U/mg

Activity 5 U/ml

Molecular weight 36,000 daltons

pH range for PNGase F 6-10, optimum 7.5

PNGase F Suggested usage
1. Add up to 200 µg of glycoprotein to an Eppendorf tube. Adjust to 35 µl final volume with de-ionized water.
2. Add 10 µl 5x PNGase F Reaction Buffer 7.5 and 2.5 µl of PNGase F Denaturation Solution. Heat at 100°C for 5 minutes.
3. Cool. Add 2.5 µl of PNGase F Triton X-100 and mix.
4. Add 2.0 µl of PNGase F to the reaction. Incubate 3 hours at 37°C.

Specifictity Cleaves all asparagine-linked complex, hybrid or high mannose oligosaccharides unless alpha(1-3) core fucosylated; asparagine must be peptide bonded at both termini, Endo F free

Specific Activity Defined as the amount of enzyme required to catalyze the release of N-linked oligosaccharides from 1 micromole of denatured BSA and RNase B in 1 minute at 37°C, pH 7.5. Cleavage is monitored by SDS-PAGE (cleaved RNase B migrates faster).

Storage Store enzyme at 4°C.

PNGase F References

– Bayer, E.A., F. De Meester, T. Kulik and M. Wilchek. Preparation of deglycosylated egg white avidin. Appl Biochem Biotech 53: 1-9 (1995)

– Elder, J.H. and S. Alexander. endo-b-N-Acetylglucosaminidase F: endoglycosidase from Flavobacterium meningosepticum that cleaves both high-mannose and complex glycoproteins. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 79: 4540-4544 (1982)

– Tarentino, A .L., C.M. Gomez and T.H. Plummer, Jr. Deglycosylation of asparagine-linked glycans by peptide :N-glycosidase F. Biochemistry 24: 4665-4671 (1985)

– Tarentino A.L. and T.H. Plummer. Enzymatic deglycosylation of asparagine -linked glycans: purification, properties, and specificity of oligosaccharide-cleaving enzymes from Flavobacterium meningosepticum. Meth Enzymol 230: 44-57 (1994)

– Trimble R.B. and A.L. Tarentino. Identification of distinct endoglycosidase (endo) activities in Flavobacterium meningosepticum: endo F1 , endo F2 and endo F3. Endo F1 and endo H hydrolyze only high mannose and hybrid glycans. J Biol Chem 266: 1646-1 651 (1991)

– Taga, E. M., A. Waheed and R. L. Van Etten. Structural and chemical characterization of a homogeneous peptide-N-glycosidase from almond. Biochemistry 23: 815-22 (1984)

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