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Neutral Protease (Dispase®)

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Neutral Protease (Dispase) is a bacterial enzyme produced by Bacillus polymyxa that hydrolyses N-terminal peptide bonds

of non-polar amino acid residues and is classified as an amino-endopeptidase. Its mild proteolytic action makes the enzyme especially useful for the isolation of primary and secondary (subcultivation) cells since it maintains cell membrane integrity.

Neutral Protease (Dispase) is also frequently used as a secondary enzyme in conjunction with collagenase and/or other proteases in many primary cell isolation and tissue dissociation applications. Neutral Protease (Dispase) dissociates fibroblast-like cells more efficiently than epithelial-like cells so it has also been used for differential isolation and culture applications. Other advantages are its non-mammalian (bacterial) source and its ability to be inhibited by EDTA.*

* Text is quoted from the Worthington Enzyme Manual.


Product Name Code Activity Source
Neutral Protease (Dispase), Purified NPRO ≥4 units per mg dry weight Bacillus polymyxa