Author(s): Weingarten H, Feder J
Abstract Share this page
Abstract Collagenase from normal human skin fibroblasts was found to catalyze the hydrolysis of esters and thio esters. This observation led to the development of a rapid, sensitive, continuous spectrophotometric assay for vertebrate collagenase using the thio peptolide Ac-ProLeuGly-S-LeuLeuGly-OC2H5 as substrate in the presence of 4,4'-dithiodipyridine or Ellman's Reagent. A Km of 0.004 M and a kcat of 370,000 h-1 were determined for the thio peptolide-enzyme reaction. The method is able to detect collagenase at concentrations as low as 2 ng/ml.
This article was published in Anal Biochem
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy