Can you provide conversions factors to translate enzyme activities from other vendors into VitaCyte’s enzyme units so I know which product to evaluate?

It is difficult to come up with a reliable conversion factors to translate enzyme activities from one supplier to those from another supplier. Some of the factors that may affect this value are differences in the assay precision by one or both suppliers, differences in the protein or derivatized substrates to detect the activity of a specific protease, and the method used to detect protein degradation.

Any conversion factor used to translate enzyme activities between should be used as a guideline and not as an absolute value. For additional information, contact VitaCyte technical service.