Jayaram, HN and Ramakrishnan, TV and Vaidyanathan, CS (1968) Image -asparaginases from Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains H37Rv and H37Ra. In: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 126 (1). pp. 165-174.
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M. tuberculosis H37Ra possesses two Image -asparaginases while the H37Rv strain possesses only a single enzyme. These enzymes have been purified and their properties studied. The two Image -asparaginases in H37Ra strain differ from each other in pH optima, heat inactivation, Michaelis constant and effects of inhibitors, while one of them resembles the single Image -asparaginase present in the H37Rv strain. Image -Cysteine inhibits both Image -asparaginases in an allosteric manner probably because it is one of the end-products in Image -asparagine metabolism. This is the first time that a qualitative difference has been reported in the enzyme pattern between the avirulent and virulent strains of M. tuberculosis.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry|
|Date Deposited:||14 May 2010 05:24|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 06:06|
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