PMID: 107517Nov 1, 1978

Preparation of extracellular ribonuclease from Bacillus subtilis

Prikladnaia biokhimiia i mikrobiologiia
E V BashkisI P Neumoina


The paper describes a method for isolating alkaline ribonuclease from the culture liquid Bacillus subtilis KP 349 which involved: submerged cultivation of the producer on complex and synthetic nutrient media with optimized RNase activity, acid treatment of the total culture liquid, and filtration through perlite. Further treatment may include either spray drying of the culture liquid filtrate or its concentration in a vacuum evaporator, dialysis of the concentrate against distilled water, and dialyzate lyophilization. As a result, commercial RNase preparations with activities of 30--60 thous. and 160--300 thous. units/g, respectively, were obtained. The enzyme purification was carried out by chromatography and rechromatography on phosphocellulose columns. The resultant RNase of Bac. subtilis had a specific activity of 41--44 thous. units/mg protein, contained no nonspecific phosphodiesterase, DNase, acid or alkaline phosphomonoesterases.

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