Author(s): ElBessoumy AA, Sarhan M, Mansour J
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Abstract The L-asparaginase (E. C. 3. 5. 1. 1) enzyme was purified to homogeneity from Pseudomonas aeruginosa 50071 cells that were grown on solid-state fermentation. Different purification steps (including ammonium sulfate fractionation followed by separation on Sephadex G-100 gel filtration and CM-Sephadex C50) were applied to the crude culture filtrate to obtain a pure enzyme preparation. The enzyme was purified 106-fold and showed a final specific activity of 1900 IU/mg with a 43\% yield. Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) of the purified enzyme revealed it was one peptide chain with M(r) of 160 kDa. A Lineweaver-Burk analysis showed a K(m) value of 0.147 mM and V(max) of 35.7 IU. The enzyme showed maximum activity at pH 9 when incubated at 37 degrees C for 30 min. The amino acid composition of the purified enzyme was also determined.
This article was published in J Biochem Mol Biol
and referenced in Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology