Aug 1, 1976

Preparation of immobilized baker's-yeast glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase attached to modified sepharose and sephadex and a comparison of the properties of these preparations with those of the soluble enzyme

The Biochemical Journal
M A GoheerD V Parke


1. Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (D-glucose 6-phosphate-NADP+ oxidoreductase, EC from baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) was immobilized on CNBr-activated Sepharose 4B with retention of about 3% of enzyme activity. This uncharged preparation was stable for up to 4 months when stored in borate buffer, pH7.6, at 4 degrees C. 2. Stable enzyme preparations with negative or positive overall charge were made by adding valine or ethylenediamine to the CNBr-activated Sepharose 4B 30min after addition of the enzyme. 3. These three immobilized enzyme preparations retained 40-60% of their activity after 15 min at 50 degrees C. The soluble enzyme is inactivated by these conditions. 4. The soluble enzyme lost 45 and 100% of its activity on incubation for 3h at pH6 and 10 respectively. The three immobilized-enzyme preparations were completely stable over this entire pH range. 5. The pH optimum of the positively and negatively charged immobilized-enzyme preparations were about 8 and 9 respectively. The soluble enzyme and the uncharged immobilized enzyme had an optimum pH at about 8.5 6. Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase immobilized on CNBr-activated Sephadex G-25 was unstable, as was enzyme attached to CNBr-activated Sepha...Continue Reading

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Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase
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