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Isolation and characterization of proteolytic enzymes from the latex of Synadenium grantii Hook, 'f'

Menon, Mrinalini and Vithayathil, PJ and Raju, SM and Ramadoss, CS (2002) Isolation and characterization of proteolytic enzymes from the latex of Synadenium grantii Hook, 'f'. In: Plant Science, 163 (1). pp. 131-139.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0168-9452(02)00085-7

Abstract

Two fractions showing proteolytic enzymes have been obtained from the latex of Synadenium grantii Hook, 'f', using gel-filtration and anion-exchange chromatographic techniques. Both these proteases have the same molecular mass of 76+/-2 kDa each. They exhibit maximal activity at pH 7.0 and at a temperature of 60 degreesC. They display stability over a pH range from 5-10 and are also highly thermostable. Irreversible inhibition by PMSF indicates that they are serine proteases. In addition, histidine residues also appear to play an important role in catalysis as evidenced by inhibition with DEPC. They also exhibit similarity with respect to pH and temperature optima, kinetic properties and thermal stability. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Plant latex;Serine protease;Thermostable;Euphorbiaceae
Department/Centre: Others
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2011 09:20
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2011 09:20
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/39254

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