PMID: 107681Jan 1, 1978

Effect of some agents on the activity of cell-free progesterone 11 alpha-hydroxylase and 11 beta-hydroxylase from Aspergillus niger 12Y

Zentralblatt Für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten Und Hygiene. Zweite Naturwissenschaftliche Abteilung: Mikrobiologie Der Landwirtschaft Der Technologie Und Des Umweltschutzes
A F Abdel-Fattah, M A Badawi


The effect of some agents on the activity of cell-free progesterone 11 alpha-hydroxylase and 11 beta-hydroxylase from Aspergillus niger 12Y was studied. Calcium chloride, sodium chloride, magnesium sulphate, copper sulphate, and EDTA inhibited 11 alpha-hydroxylase and 11 beta-hydroxylase, while mercuric chloride inhibited only 11 alpha-hydroxylase. Inhibition of both the enzymes was also brought about by iodine, p-chloromercuribenzoate, iodoacetic acid, maleic acid, and cystine as well as potassium ferricyanide for 11 alpha-hydroxylase. Reduced glutathione and cysteine-HCl brought about activation of 11 alpha-hydroxylase and 11 beta-hydroxylase. The probability of the presence of reactive sulfhydryl groups in the active sites of both enzymes was discussed. Urea inhibited both fungal progesterone hydroxylases, probably due to enzyme protein denaturation.

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