Impure preparations of rat intestinal peroxidase were shown to aggregate at low ionic strengths and to disaggregate at higher values. This aggregation was accompanied by a decrease in specific activity, which could lead to hysteretic behaviour of reaction progress curves. Advantage was taken of this reversible aggregation to obtain a relatively pure extract, which was subsequently purified to apparent homogeneity by affinity chromatography on concanavalin A-Sepharose followed by hydrophobic chromatography. The purified enzyme did not show the ionic-strength-dependent aggregation behaviour, behaving as a monomer of Mr 50,000. The purified enzyme was shown to catalyse the peroxidatic conversion of the commonly used antioxidant 2-t-butyl-4-methoxyphenol (butylated hydroxyanisole, BHA) to form 3,3'-di-t-butyl-2,2'-dihydroxy-5,5'-dimethoxybiphenyl, with a Km value of 176 microM and a maximum velocity of 8 mumol/min per mg. The specificity constant, kcat./Km, for this substrate was similar to that shown towards the substrate guaiacol.
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|Titolo:||Purification and characterization of rat intestinal peroxidase. Its activity towards 2-t-butyl-4-methoxyphenol (BHA).|
|Citazione:||Valoti, M., Della Corte, L., Tipton, K.f., & Sgaragli, G.P. (1988). Purification and characterization of rat intestinal peroxidase. Its activity towards 2-t-butyl-4-methoxyphenol (BHA). BIOCHEMICAL JOURNAL, 250, 501-507.|
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