>=8,000 units per mg dry weight. One Unit is equal to a decrease in turbidity of 0.001 per minute at 450 nm at pH 7.0 and 25°C, using a 0.3 mg/ml suspension of Micrococcus lysodeikticus cells as substrate.
Lysozyme Assay; Nucleic acid preparation; Protein purification from inclusion bodies; Plasmid preparation (to break down membranes and cell wall); Hydrolysis of chitin, Lysozyme Assay; Hydrolysis of bacterial cell walls.
Store at 4°C.
Lysozyme is an antimicrobial enzyme that preferentially hydrolyzes the beta-1,4 glycosidic linkages between N-acetylmuramic acid and N-acetylglucosamine in the cell wall structure of certain microorganisms, such as Micrococcus lysodeikticus.