Recombinant P. multocida Hyaluronan Synthase/HAS Protein, CF


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Recombinant P. multocida Hyaluronan Synthase/HAS Protein, CF Summary

Details of Functionality
Measured by its ability to transfer GlcNAc and GlcA from donor substrates to hyaluronan. The specific activity is >80 pmol/min/μg, as measured under the described conditions.
E. coli-derived p. multocida Hyaluronan Synthase protein
Met1-Ile703, with C-terminal 6-His tag
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N-terminal Sequence
Protein/Peptide Type
Recombinant Enzymes
>95%, by SDS-PAGE visualized with Silver Staining and quantitative densitometry by Coomassie® Blue Staining.
Endotoxin Note
<0.10 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.


  • Enzyme Activity
Theoretical MW
81 kDa.
Disclaimer note: The observed molecular weight of the protein may vary from the listed predicted molecular weight due to post translational modifications, post translation cleavages, relative charges, and other experimental factors.
74 kDa, reducing conditions

Packaging, Storage & Formulations

Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 6 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after opening.
Supplied as a 0.2 μm filtered solution in Tris and NaCl.
>95%, by SDS-PAGE visualized with Silver Staining and quantitative densitometry by Coomassie® Blue Staining.
Assay Procedure
  • Glycosyltransferase Activity Kit (Catalog # EA001)
  • 10X Assay Buffer (supplied in kit): 250 mM Tris, 100 mM CaCl2, pH 7.5
  • MnCl2 (supplied in kit): 100 mM
  • Recombinant P. multocida Hyaluronan Synthase (rP.multocida HAS) (Catalog # 9585-GT)
  • UDP-GlcNAc (Sigma, Catalog # U4375), 50 mM stock in 50% ethanol
  • UDP-GlcA (Sigma, Catalog # U5625), 10 mM stock in deionized water
  • Hyaluronan (Ultra-Low MW) (Catalog # GLR003), 100 mg/mL in deionized water
  • 96-well Clear Plate (Catalog # DY990)
  • Plate Reader (Model: SpectraMax Plus by Molecular Devices) or equivalent
  1. Prepare 1X Assay Buffer containing 10 mM MnCl2 by combining 10X stocks and diluting 10 fold with deionized water.
  2. Dilute 1 mM Phosphate Standard provided by the Glycosyltransferase Kit by adding 40 µL of the 1 mM Phosphate Standard to 360 µL of 1X Assay Buffer for a 100 µM stock. This is the first point of the standard curve.
  3. Complete the standard curve by performing six one-half serial dilutions of the 100 µM Phosphate stock using 1X Assay Buffer. The standard curve has a range of 0.078 to 5 nmol per well.
  4. Prepare reaction mixture containing 0.4 mM UDP-GlcNAc, 0.4 mM UDP-GlcA, 8 mg/mL Hyaluronan, and 4 µg/mL Coupling Phosphatase 1 in 1X Assay Buffer.
  5. Dilute rP.multocida HAS to 16 ng/µL in 1X Assay Buffer.
  6. Load 50 µL of each dilution of the standard curve into a plate. Include a curve blank containing 50 μL of Assay Buffer.
  7. Load 25 µL of 16 ng/µL rP.multocida HAS into empty wells of the same plate as the curve. Include a Control containing 25 μL of Assay Buffer.
  8. Add 25 µL of the reaction mixture to all wells, excluding the standard curve. 
  9. Seal plate and incubate at 37 °C for 20 minutes.
  10. Add 30 µL of the Malachite Green Reagent A to all wells. Mix briefly.
  11. Add 100 µL of deionized water to all wells. Mix briefly.
  12. Add 30 µL of the Malachite Green Reagent B to all wells. Mix and incubate sealed plate for 20 minutes at room temperature.
  13. Read plate at 620 nm (absorbance) in endpoint mode.
  14. Calculate specific activity:

     Specific Activity (pmol/min/µg) =

Phosphate released* (nmol) x (1000 pmol/nmol)
Incubation time (min) x amount of enzyme (µg)

     *Derived from the phosphate standard curve using linear or 4-parameter fitting and adjusted for Control.

Per Reaction:
  • rP.multocida HAS: 0.4 µg
  • Coupling Phosphatase 1: 0.1 µg
  • UDP-GlcNAc: 0.2 mM
  • UDP-GlcA: 0.2 mM
  • Hyaluronan: 200 µg


This product is produced by and ships from R&D Systems, Inc., a Bio-Techne brand.

Alternate Names for Recombinant P. multocida Hyaluronan Synthase/HAS Protein, CF

  • HA Synthetase
  • HAS
  • Hyaluronan Synthase
  • Hyaluronic Acid Synthase
  • Hyaluronic Acid Synthetase


Hyaluronan (HA) is a polysaccharide chain composed of repeating beta 4GlcUA-beta 3GlcNAc disaccharide units with molecular weights generally ranging from ~104 to 107 Da in vertebrates and bacteria (1, 2). In animals, HA plays structural, recognition and signaling roles. Certain pathogenic bacteria, namely Streptococcus Group A and C and Pasteurella multocida Type A, utilize extracellular HA polysaccharide capsules to avoid host defenses and to increase virulence. It is now recognized that HA of different sizes can have dramatically different effects on cellular behavior and growth (3, 4), and vertebrates may be able to control HA size in vivo by differential expression of biosynthetic enzymes (5). The Pasteurella multocida HA synthase enzyme, pmHAS, catalyzes the synthesis of HA polymer by alternative addition of GlcNAc and GlcA residues to the nonreducing terminus of HA using the donor substrates UDP-GlcNAc and UDP-GlcA (6). The enzyme can also elongate exogenous HA oligosaccharide acceptors in vitro (7, 8), therefore can be used for non-reducing end labeling of HA. The enzymatic activity of pmHAS was determined using a phosphatase-coupled assay (9).
  1. DeAngelis, P. L. (2002) Glycobiology 12:9R.
  2. Toole, B. P. (2001) Semin Cell. Dev. Biol. 12:79.
  3. McKee, C. M. et al. (1996) J. Clin. Invest. 98:2403.
  4. Tian, X. et al. (2013) Nature  499:346.
  5. Spicer, A. P. et al. (1998) J. Biol. Chem. 273:25117.
  6. Jing, W. and DeAngelis, P. L. (2004) J. Biol. Chem. 279:42345
  7. Weigel, P.H. and DeAngelis, P. L. (2007) J. Biol. Chem. 282:36777
  8. DeAngelis, P. L. (1999) J. Biol. Chem. 274:26557.
  9. Wu, Z.L. et al. (2011) Glycobiology 21:727.

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