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Analysis of Glycosphingolipids: Recombinant Endoglycoceramidase II (rEGCase II)

Recombinant Endoglycoceramidase II (rEGCase II) is an endo-type enzyme that cleaves the linkages between oligosaccharides and ceramides of acidic and neutral glycosphingolipids, producing intact oligosaccharide and ceramide byproducts. This enzyme does not act on galactosyl- and glucosylceramides. It also does not hydrolyze cerebrosides, sulfatides, sphingomyelin, glycoglycerolipids and glycoproteins. Globo-type glycosphingolipids are highly resistant to rEGCase II hydrolysis. rEGCase II is most suited to the structural analysis of glycosphingolipids.


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  • Structural analysis of glycosphingolipids


Recombinant E. coli.


rEGCase is free from the following exoglycosidase activities: alpha-galactosidase, beta-galactosidase, alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase, beta-N-acetylgalactosaminidase, beta-N-acetyl-glucosaminidase, alpha-mannosidase, alpha-fucosidase, and sialidase. This enzyme is also free from glycopeptidase, endo-beta-N-acetyglucosaminidase, proteinase and sphingomyelinase activities.


Store at –20°C until use. Thawed solution is stable for 2–3 days at 4°C.


This product contains detergents and requires them for optimal activity. Do not use on living cells.


  • Systematic name: Oligoglycosylglucosylceramide glycohydrolase (EC
  • Form: 20 mM sodium acetate solution (pH 6.0), 0.2% BSA, 0.1% Lubrol PX
  • Concentration: 100 mU/100 µL
  • Optimum pH: 5.0-6.0
  • Inhibitors: 1 mM Hg2+, Zn2+, Cu2+
  • Not inhibited by Ba2+, Ca2+, Mg2+ or EDTA

Definition of Activity

One unit of enzyme activity is defined as the amount needed to catalyze the hydrolysis of 1 µmol asialo GM1 per minute.


  1. Ito, M. & Yamagata, T. (1989) J. Biol. Chem. 264:9510.
  2. Park, J.T. & Johnson, M.J. (1949) J. Biol. Chem. 181:149.

Cat. # Product Contents Size Price Units Select
4460 rEGCase II 100 mU $346.00



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