Publications (2)1.92 Total impact
Article: Purification and characterization of two pepsins from the stomach of pectoral rattail (Coryphaenoides pectoralis).[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Two pepsins (A and B) were purified from the stomach of pectoral rattail (Coryphaenoides pectoralis) by acidification, ammonium sulfate precipitation, gel filtration chromatography and anion exchange chromatography to obtain a single band on native-PAGE and SDS-PAGE. The purities of pepsin A and B were increased to 7.1- and 13.0-fold with approximately 5.7% and 2.2% yield, respectively. Pepsin A and B had the apparent molecular weights of 35 and 31 kDa, respectively, when analyzed using SDS-PAGE and Sephacryl S-200 gel filtration. Pepsin A and B showed maximal activity at pH 3.0 and 3.5, respectively, and had the same optimal temperature at 45 degrees C using hemoglobin as a substrate. Both pepsin A and B were stable in the pH range of 2.0-6.0 but were unstable at the temperatures greater than 40 degrees C. Activity of both pepsins was inhibited by pepstatin A and was activated by divalent cations, indicating pepsin characteristics. Activities of both pepsins continuously decreased as NaCl concentration increased (0-30%). The enzymes had high affinity and activity toward hemoglobin with Km and Kcat values of 98-152 microM and 32-50 S(-1), respectively. Purified pepsins generally showed the similar characteristics to other fish pepsins.Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 09/2007; 147(4):682-9. · 1.92 Impact Factor
Article: Trypsins from the pyloric ceca of jacopever (Sebastes schlegelii) and elkhorn sculpin (Alcichthys alcicornis): Isolation and characterization[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Trypsins from the pyloric ceca of jacopever (Sebastes schlegelii), TR-J, and elkhorn sculpin (Alcichthys alcicornis), TR-E, were purified by gel filtration on Sephacryl S-200 and Sephadex G-50. The molecular weights of TR-J and TR-E were estimated to be 24,000 Da by sodium dodecyl sulfate–polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. TR-J and TR-E revealed optimum temperatures of 60 and 50 °C, respectively, and showed the same optimum pH (pH 8.0) for hydrolysis of Nα-p-tosyl-l-arginine methyl ester. TR-J and TR-E were unstable at above 50 and 40 °C, respectively, and were more stable at alkaline pH than at acidic pH. Thermal stabilities of TR-J and TR-E were highly calcium dependent. These purified trypsin enzymes were inhibited by serine protease inhibitors, such as TLCK and soybean trypsin inhibitor. The N-terminal amino acid sequences of TR-J and TR-E were also investigated. The N-terminal amino acid sequences of TR-J, IVGGYECKPYSQPHQVSLNS, and TR-E, IVGGYECTPHSQAHQVSLNS, were found, and these sequences showed highly homology to other fish trypsins.Food Chemistry.