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Glu-C Protease, MS Grade

Highly complementary enzyme to trypsin that cleaves at the carboxyl side of glutamate.

Glu-C Protease, MS Grade

Thermo Scientific Glu-C Protease, MS Grade, is a highly specific endoproteinase use to improve sequence coverage in mass spectrometry protein identification applications.

This Glu-C is a mass spectrometry (MS)-grade serine protease isolated from Staphylococcus aureus. Glu-C can be used alone or alongside trypsin or other proteases to produce complementary protein digests for peptide mapping and protein sequencing. Glu-C protease is suitable for either in-solution or in-gel digestion workflows. This Glu-C enzyme is packaged lyophilized (5 x 10µg).


  • Complementary to tryptic digests – hydrolyzes proteins specifically at the carboxyl side of glutamic acids
  • Increased sequence coverage – better protein characterization results from overlapping peptides with complementary sequence coverage and chromatographic, ionization and fragmentation properties
  • High specific activity – greater than 500 units/mg protein
  • N-terminal arginine cleavage specificity – at least 90% for a complex protein sample
  • Stable – provided in a lyophilized format


  • Improved sequence coverage of protein digests
  • In-solution digestion of proteins
  • In-gel digestion of proteins

Product Details:

The endoproteinase Glu-C, also referred to as V-8 Protease, specifically cleaves the carboxyl side of glutamic residues when reactions are carried out in ammonium bicarbonate and ammonium acetate buffers, generating a limited number of peptide fragments. Cleavage can also occur at both glutamic and aspartic residues in phosphate buffers. Glu-C can efficiently digest protein in 5-18 hours at 37°C. Glu-C Protease remains active under denaturing conditions such as 2M urea, 1M guanidine•HCl, 0.1% SDS, 2% CHAPS and 20% acetonitrile. Glu-C activity is optimal at pH 8. This lyophilized enzyme has a mass of 27 kDa and is stable for 1 year when stored at -20°C.

General References:

  1. Simpson, Richard. (2003) Proteins and Proteomics, A Laboratory Manual, Cold Spring Harbor Press.

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Ordering Information
Product # Description Pkg. Size Instructions MSDS CofA Price
90054 Glu-C Protease, MS Grade
Formulation: Lyophilized enzyme powder
Sufficient For: At least 500 units/mg
5 x 10µg Product Instructions for product #90054 Glu-C Protease, MS Grade MSDS for product #90054 Glu-C Protease, MS Grade Certificate of Analysis for product #90054 Glu-C Protease, MS Grade $190.00

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