ABSTRACT: Magnetic bead cellulose was prepared by a suspension method from the mixture of viscose and magnetite using thermal sol-gel transition and regeneration of cellulose. The prepared magnetic particles after their activation with divinyl sulfone were shown to be suitable magnetic carrier for immobilization of α-chymotrypsin and for its application in proteomic studies. The specific activity of the immobilized proteinase was high; its activity did not change in the course of storage. The following properties of the immobilized proteinase were compared with those of the soluble enzyme: pH and temperature dependence of the activity, self-cleavage activity, and possibility of repeated use. α-Chymotrypsin immobilized to magnetic bead cellulose was used for the proteolytic digestion of porcine pepsin A and human gastric juice and a possibility of direct use of enzyme reaction products for matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry analysis was shown.
Applied biochemistry and biotechnology 06/2012; 168(2):295-305. · 1.94 Impact Factor