PMID: 6802133Oct 1, 1981

The beta-glucosidase from Botryodiplodia theobromae. Mechanism of enzyme action

The Biochemical Journal
G M Umezurike


1. In the presence of a high concentration of p-nitrophenyl beta-D-glucopyranoside (donor) the rates of production of p-nitrophenol and a transglucosylation product (1-glyceryl beta-D-glucopyranoside) increased, whereas the rate of production of glucose decreased with increasing concentration of glycerol in reactions catalysed by the high-molecular-weight beta-glucosidase (beta-D-glucoside glucohydrolase, EC obtained from culture filtrates of Botryodiplodia theobromae Pat. 2. When [donor] greater than Km the rate of production of p-nitrophenol was higher in the presence of glycerol than in its absence, whereas when [donor] less than Km the rate of production of p-nitrophenol was lower in the presence of glycerol than in its absence. 3. Glycerol increased both the Michaelis constant (Km) and maximum velocity (Vmax.), whereas dioxan increased Km but decreased Vmax. 4. Up to 1 mM-AgNO3 had no effect on enzyme activity. 5. A 2H-solvent-isotope-effect [Vmax. (H2O)/V max. (2H2O)] value of 1.40 +/- 0.05 was found at pH (or p2H) 5.8 6. alpha-2H-kinetic isotope-effect (kappa H/kappa 2H) values of 1.03 +/- 0.01 and 1.05 +/- 0.01 were found in the absence and presence of glycerol respectively. 7. Although maltose was a non-compe...Continue Reading


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