HÜLYA DEMIR

Ataturk University, Erzurum, Erzurum, Turkey

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    ABSTRACT: Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (D-glucose-6-phosphate: NADP+ oxidoreductase, EC 1.1.1.49; G6PD) was purified from coriander (Coriandrum sativum) leaves; the kinetic behavior and some properties of the enzyme were also investigated. The purification was done at 4C and involved two steps: ammonium sulfate fractionation, and DEAE-Sephadex A50 ion exchange chromatography. The enzyme was obtained with a yield of 26.4% and had a specific activity of 1.826 U/mg protein. Optimum pH, stable pH, optimum temperature, molecular weight, KM and Vmax values for NADP+ and glucose 6-phosphate (G6-P) were also determined.The overall purification was about 74-fold. SDS-PAGE of the purified enzyme showed a single band. Enzymatic activity was spectrophotometrically measured according to Beutler's method at 340 nm.The molecular mass was estimated to be 74.4 kDa by SDS-PAGE and 73.2 kDa by Sephadex G-200 gel filtration column chromatography. The enzyme had an optimum pH at 8.5 and was stable at pH 8.0 in 0.1 M Tris-HCl buffer. The optimum temperature was at 30C. The KM values for NADP+ and G6-P were 0.026 mM and 0.116 mM, respectively. The Vmax values for these substrates were 0.035 EU/mL and 0.038 EU/mL, respectively.
    Journal of Food Biochemistry 04/2004; 28(2):155 - 168. · 0.76 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In this study, 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (E.C.1.1.44; 6PGD) was purified from parsley (Petroselinum hortense) leaves, and analysis of the kinetic behavior and some properties of the enzyme were investigated. The purification consisted of three steps that are preparation of homogenate ammonium sulfate fractionation and on DEAE-Sephadex A50 ion exchange. The enzyme was obtained with a yield of 49% and had a specific activity of 18.3 U (mg proteins)(-1) (Lehninger, A.L.; Nelson, D.L.; Cox, M.M. Principles of Biochemistry, 2nd Ed.; Worth Publishers Inc.: N.Y., 2000, 558-560). The overall purification was about 339-fold. A temperature of +4 degrees C was maintained during the purification process. Enzyme activity was spectrophotometrically measured according to the Beutler method at 340 mn. In order to control the purification of the enzyme, SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis was carried out in 4% and 10% acrylamide for stacking and running gel, respectively. SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis showed a single band for enzyme. The molecular weight was found to be 97.5 kDa by Sephadex G-150 gel filtration chromatography. A protein band corresponding to a subunit molecular weight of 24.1 kDa was obtained on SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. For the enzymes, the stable pH, optimum pH, and optimum temperature were found as 8.0, 8.0, and 50 degrees C, respectively. In addition, KM and Vmax values for NADP+ and G6-P at optimum pH and 25 degrees C were determined by means of Lineweaver-Burk plots.
    Preparative Biochemistry &amp Biotechnology 03/2003; 33(1):39-52. · 0.41 Impact Factor