Proteinase K

This post was written by admin on August 3, 2010
Posted Under: Glossary

(also Protease K)Its an enzyme that digests protein and removes contamination from preparations of Nucleic acid, used for DNA extraction, it was discovered in 1974, its able to digest native Keratin(hair), so the name Proteinase K

Its produced by the Fungus Engyodontium album ( Tritirachium album )

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