Tao Qiu

Jiangsu Polytechnic university, Wujin, Jiangsu Sheng, China

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    ABSTRACT: This investigation, in vitro, shows that ozagrel, an antithrombotic drug, inhibited both monophenolase and diphenolase activities of mushroom tyrosinase when L: -tyrosine and L: -DOPA were assayed spectrophotometrically, respectively. The IC(50) values, for monophenolase and diphenolase activities, were 1.35 and 3.45 mM, respectively. Ozagrel was estimated to be a reversible mixed-type inhibitor of diphenolase activity with the constants (K (S1), K (S2), K (i1), and K (i2)) determined to be 2.21, 3.89, 0.454, and 0.799 mM, repectively. Increasing ozagrel concentrations provoked longer lag periods as well as a concomitant decrease in the monophenolase activity. Inhibition experiment demonstrated that ozagrel bound the enzyme at a site distincted from the substrate active site, but it bound to either E (Enzyme) or ES (Enzyme-Substrate) complex.
    The Protein Journal 07/2009; 28(3-4):182-8. DOI:10.1007/s10930-009-9182-3 · 1.04 Impact Factor