Cellulases are enzymes that hydrolyze cellulose to glucose. Cellulase is used to study the development of occupational asthma in the detergent, pharmaceutical, baking, and enzyme production industries. Cellulase is added to detergents to improve cleansing properties. Cellulase from Sigma has been used to degrade cello-oligosaccharides into glucose while investigating the biodegradability of bioabsorbable bacterial cellulose (BBC).
Cellulases are produced by the intestinal flagellates of termites which are important for cellulose digestion of their host termites . Cellulases have different microbial origins and therefore different protein sequences .
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1 g in glass bottle
Dissolves in sterile deionized (DI) water in the presence of 0.15 polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) at 3 mg/mL concentration.
One unit will liberate 1.0 µmole of glucose from cellulose in one hour at pH 5.0 at 37 °C (2 hr incubation time).
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