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Stabilization of Aspergillus parasiticus cytosine deaminase by immobilization on calcium alginate beads improved enzyme operational stability.
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PMID:  23030840     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cytosine deaminase (CD) from Aspergillus parasiticus, which has half-life of 1.10 h at 37°C, was stabilized by immobilization on calcium alginate beads. The immobilized CD had pH and temperature optimum of 5 and 50°C respectively. The immobilized enzyme also stoichiometrically deaminated Cytosine and 5-fluorocytosine (5-FC) with the apparent K(M) values of 0.60 mM and 0.65 mM respectively, displaying activation energy of 10.72 KJ/mol. The immobilization of native CD on calcium alginate beads gave the highest yield of apparent enzymatic activity of 51.60% of the original activity and the enzymatic activity was lost exponentially at 37°C over 12 h with a half-life of 5.80 h. Hence, the operational stability of native CD can be improved by immobilization on calcium alginate beads.
H Zanna; A J Nok; S Ibrahim; H M Inuwa
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-3
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Title:  Journal of enzyme inhibition and medicinal chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1475-6374     ISO Abbreviation:  J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101150203     Medline TA:  J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Maiduguri , Maiduguri , Nigeria.
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