PMID: 39504Jul 1, 1979

Reduction of endogenous nucleic acid in a single-cell protein

Applied and Environmental Microbiology
H H YangS P Yang

Abstract

The reduction of nucleic acid by an endogenous polynucleotide phosphorylase and ribonuclease in cells of Brevibacterium JM98A (ATCC 29895) was studied. A simple process was developed for the activation of the endogenous RNA-degrading enzyme(s). RNA degradation was activated by the presence of Pi with 14.2 mumol of ribonucleoside 5'-monophosphate per g of cell mass accumulating extracellularly. The optimum pH for degradation of RNA was 10.5 and the optimum temperature was 55 to 60 degrees C. Enzymatic activity was inhibited by the presence of Ca2+, Zn2+, or Mg2+. Although some of the RNA-degrading enzymatic activity was associated with the ribosomal fraction, most was soluble. Both polynucleotide phosphorylase and ribonuclease activities were identified.

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Oct 5, 2015·World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology·E Esin Hameş, Tuğçe Demir

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