alexa Purification and characterization of a novel chitinase from the entomopathogenic fungus, Metarhizium anisopliae.
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Journal of Bioequivalence & Bioavailability

Author(s): Kang SC, Park S, Lee DG

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Abstract A novel chitinase was detected in extracellular culture fluids of the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae (ATCC 20500) grown in liquid medium containing chitin as a sole carbon source. A chitinase was purified to near homogeneity from culture broth of M. anisopliae by DEAE-Sephacel, CM-Sepharose CL-6B ion-exchange chromatography, and gel filtration with Superose 12HR. The molecular mass of the enzyme determined by SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis was approximately 60 kDa and the optimum pH of the enzyme was 5.0. This molecular mass is different from values of 33, 43.5, and 45 kDa for endochitinases and 110 kDa for an exochitinase (N-acetylglucosaminidase) from M. anisopliae ME-1 published previously. In addition, N-terminal sequences of 60-kDa chitinase are different from those of 43.4- and 45-kDa endochitinases. The purified enzyme showed high chitinolytic activity against colloidal, crystalline chitin of crab shells as well as against p-nitrophenyl-beta-d-N-acetylglucosamide, p-nitrophenyl-beta-d-N, N'-diacetylchitobiose, and p-nitrophenyl-N, N'-N"-triacetylchitotriose, indicating that this enzyme has both endo- and exochitinase activity. Copyright 1999 Academic Press. This article was published in J Invertebr Pathol and referenced in Journal of Bioequivalence & Bioavailability

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