PMID: 44206Nov 1, 1979

Characterization of neutral proteinases from human spleen

Biulleten' eksperimental'noĭ biologii i meditsiny
T A GureevaV N Orekhoviu


Several proteinases hydrolyzing histone and caseine in neutral media were obtained by Sephadex G-100 fractionation of water and salt (1 M KCl) extracts of human spleen. The level of the activity of proteinases in the extracts was very low as a result of the presence of an inhibitor. Neutral proteinases were found in two protein fractions. The "high-molecular-weight-" proteinases were inhibited by DFP and therefore they were attributed to a group of serine proteinases. The "low-molecular-weight" fraction contained neutral SH-dependent proteinase(s) and DFP-inhibited enzymes. In this fraction, the kininogenase activity and the hydrolysis of Boc-1-ananine p-nitrophenyl ester, N-benzoyl-L-tryosine ethyl ester and N-benzoyl-DL-arginine p-nitroanilide were observed.

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