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What are the units with which enzymes are measured?

October 16, 2019 by Cie Dev
What are the units with which enzymes are measured?

When comparing enzyme products make sure enzyme activities are measured using units such as these:

 

  • Alpha-Galactosidase - GALU (Galactosidase Units)
  • Amylase - DU (Dextrinizing Units)
  • Bromelain - GDU (Gelatin Digesting Units) or FCCPU
  • Catalase - Baker Units (Named after the author)
  • Cellulase - CU (Cellulase Unit)
  • Glucoamylase - AGU (Amyloglucosidase Units)
  • Hemicellulase - HCU (Hemicellulase Units)
  • Invertase - INVU (Invertase Activity Unit) or SU (Sumner Units)
  • Lactase - ALU (Acid Lactase Unit)
  • Lipase - FCCFIP (Federation Internationale Pharmceutique)
  • Maltase - DP (Degrees of Diastatic Power)
  • Nattokinase - FU (Fibrinolytic Units)
  • Pectinase - Endo-PGU (Endo-Polygalacturonase Units)
  • Phytase - FTU (Phytase Units)
  • Protease-HUT (Hemoglobin Unit on a L-Tyrosine Basis)
  • Xylanase - XU (Xylanase Units)