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Nucleotidases in plants : I. Partial purification and properties of the enzyme hydrolyzing flavine adenine dinucleotide from mung bean seedlings (Phaseolus radiatus)

Kumar, SA and Rao, N Appaji and Vaidyanathan, CS (1965) Nucleotidases in plants : I. Partial purification and properties of the enzyme hydrolyzing flavine adenine dinucleotide from mung bean seedlings (Phaseolus radiatus). In: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 111 (3). pp. 646-652.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0003-9861(65)90246-8

Abstract

The occurrence of an enzyme hydrolyzing flavine adenine dinucleotide (FAD) was demonstrated in a number of seed extracts. The enzyme from Phaseolus radiatus was purified 104-fold by fractionation with ammonium sulfate and ethanol and by negative adsorption on alumina Cγ gel. The enzyme cleaves the POP bond of FAD to yield flavine mononucleotide and adenosine monophosphate. When reduced glutathione is added to the enzyme, it cleaves FAD at the COP bond to yield riboflavine, adenosine, and pyrophosphate, Both the activities are optimal at a pH of 7.2 and at a temperature of 37 . The Km for both the activities is 1.65 × 10−5 M. The stoichiometry and the identity of the products of both the treated and untreated enzyme were established. The untreated enzyme was not inhibited by pCMB or arsenite, but the treated enzyme was sensitive to both these inhibitors. The inhibition by pCMB could be reversed by monothiols and the inhibition by arsenite by dithiols.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 19 May 2010 06:39
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:07
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/27922

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