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Effect of subunit dissociation, denaturation, aggregation, coagulation, and decomposition on enzyme inactivation kinetics: II. Biphasic and grace period behavior.
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PMID:  18601100     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A model previously developed to characterize enzymatic in activation behavior was used to explain the non-first-order biphasic and grace period phenomena that are often observed with oligomeric enzymes. Luciferase and urease were used as model enzyme such as luciferase, the oligomer initially dissociates reversibly into two native monomer species. These native monomers can then reversibly denature and irreversibly aggregate and coagulate. With the hexamer, urease, two trimers are formed that can subsequently aggregate to form an inactive hexamer. The dissociated monomer species of luciferase do not possess catalytic activity, so the inactivation mechanism, is biphasic; the first slope of a first-order kinetic plot is influenced by the reversible oligomer/monomer/denatured-monomer transition. Whereas the second slope is associated with either irreversible aggregation or coagulation. In contrast, the trimer of urease has the same activity as the hexamer; therefore, during the intitial hexamer-trimer transition, little activity loss occurs. However, as the trimer concentration increases, activity decreases as a result of trimer aggregation. As a result, grace period inactivation behavior is observed. (c) 1992 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
R W Lencki; J Arul; R J Neufeld
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biotechnology and bioengineering     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0006-3592     ISO Abbreviation:  Biotechnol. Bioeng.     Publication Date:  1992 Dec 
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Created Date:  2008-07-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7502021     Medline TA:  Biotechnol Bioeng     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1427-34     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Chemical Engineering, Université Laval, Sainte-Foy, Québec, Canada G1K 7P4.
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