Pustulanase (beta-glucanase) from environmental DNA

Product Cel136


A thermostable β-1,6-endoglucanase developed from environmental DNA


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Product Cel136

A thermostable β-1,6-endoglucanase or pustulanase (E.C. which catalyses the cleavage of β-1,6 bonds in pustulan and other beta-glucans containing 1,6 linked glucose units. The enzyme is now a component in a standard assay for beta-glucan from Baker’s yeast as documented in US Pharmacopeia Food and Chemicals Index 7th Edition, 3rd Supplement p. 1686-1689.

Available as 100 units or 500 units. Shipping within a week, shipping and handling charges additional to price listed below.

Product : Cel136 | Pustulanase 100 Units | Price : 220.00 EUR

Product : Cel136L | Pustulanase 500 units | Price : 850.00 EUR

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Enzyme activity: Cel136 Beta-glucanase (glucan endo-1,6-β-glucosidase) hydrolyses Beta-glucan polysaccharides with β-(1,6) linkages – see further below for substrate specificity

Activity determination: The standard assay for activity was done by incubating the enzyme at 80°C for 10 min. with 1% (w/v) pustulan as substrate in 0,1 M sodium phosphate buffer at pH 5.5. The reducing sugars released were detected by the dinitrosalisylic acid method using glucose as standard.

Unit definition: One unit (U) of enzyme activity is the amount that leads to the release of 1 μmol reducing sugars per minute.


Synonyms: glycoside hydrolase, pustulanase, glucan endo-1,6-β-glucosidase, 6-β-D-glucan glucanohydrolase, endo-1,6-β-glucanase; β-1→6)-β-D-glucanase; β-1,6-glucanase-pustulanase; β-1,6-glucan hydrolase; β-1,6-glucan 6-glucanohydrolase; 1,6-β-D-glucan glucanohydrolase


Protein family: Glycosyl hydrolase family 30 ( GH30 ) – CAZy database family 30

Enzyme classificationEC

Source: Proprietary metagenome environmental DNA

Beta-Glucan Assay: Beta-glucanase (Pustulanase) Cel136 is recommended for the determination of yeast Beta-Glucan.

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the USA-based company Biothera have developed the first official monograph for beta glucan from bakers yeast (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae), recognized for its immune health benefits and used as dietary supplement in food and beverages. The monograph was  issued in the Third Supplement of the Seventh Edition of the Food Chemicals Codex (compendium of standards for the purity and identity of food ingredients) and includes a protocol for beta-glucan assay using the Cel136 enzyme. See “Beta Glucan from Baker’s Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)”. Food Chemical Index, 7th Edition, Third supplement, p. 1686-1689. (2011)


Properties of Cel136 Beta-glucanase (Pustulanase):




Substrate specificity: Cel136 Beta-glucanase (Pustulanase) Cel136 hydrolyses β-glucan polysaccharides with β-(1,6) linkages such as Pustulan ( β-(1,6)-D-glucan ) and Gentiobiose ( β-(1,6)-linked disaccharide) or β-glucans with mixed linkages, including β-(1,6) linkages, such as Laminarin ( β-(1,3/1,6)-D-glucan ) and Yeast β-glucan ( β-(1,3/1,6)-D-glucan ). Substrate specificity analysis (below) indicates that the enzyme does not cleave β-(1,3) or β-(1,4) linkages as it does not show activity on the β-glucans Lichenan ( β-(1,3/1,4)-D-glucan ) or CM-Cellulose ( β-(1,4)-D-glucan).



Temperature OptimumThe enzyme is relatively active in a rather broad temperature range (65-90°C)with optimum around 80°C


Cel136 Pustulanase enzyme activity as function of pH

pH Optimumsuitable pH range is about 5-8 with optimum around 5.5

Beta Glucan from Baker’s Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). Food Chemical Index, 7th Edition, Third supplement, p. 1686-1689. (2011) – inlcudes assay for beta-glucan using the Cel136 product.

M. Danielson et al.: Enzymatic Method to Measure β-1,3-β-1,6-Glucan Content in Extracts and Formulated Products (GEM Assay), J. Agric. Food Chem. 58: 10305-10308 (2010).

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Unit size and price

100 units – EUR 220, 500 units – EUR 850