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C20H38N6O4·1/2H2SO4 • Mr 475.6 • CAS [103476-89-7]
Leupeptin, or N-acetyl-L-leucyl-L-leucyl-L-argininal, is a naturally occurring tripeptide and a reversible Inhibitor of serine and cysteine proteases. Competitively inhibits calpain, cathepsin B, kallikrein, papain, plasmin, and trypsin, but is little or non-inhibiting for pepsin, cathepsin A and D, chymotrypsin, and thrombin.
Leupeptin forms in the active site of serine proteases a covalent hemiacetal adduct between the aldehyde group of leupeptin and the hydroxyl group of a serine residue in the enzyme active site. Inhibition of cysteine proteases is achieved by forming a comparable bond between the electrophilic (aldehyde) carbon of leupeptin with the sulfur atom of a cysteine residue in the enzyme active site.
Due to its aldehyde groups, leupeptin may interfere with protein detection assays (e.g. Bradford).
Stock solution: 5 mg/ml (10 mM) in H2O, ethanol, acetic acid and DMF (stabile at +4 °C for approx. 7 days and at -20 °C for approx. 6 months)
Working concentration: 1 - 100 µM (stabile only for few hours)
(sum of tautomeric isomers)
min. 96.5 %
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|Hazard Statements||H302 - H332|
|Reaction||P301 +P312 - P304 +P340 - P330|
WGK: 1 • HS: 29241900
Storage Temperature: -15 °C to -25 °C