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|Title:||Purification and properties of invertase from the flowers of Woodfordia fruticosa|
|Authors:||Weersaooriya, M K B|
Yatawara, H P
|Abstract:||Invertase (β- fructofuranosidase, EC 188.8.131.52) was purified from the flowers of of Woodfordia fruticosa, which is used to prepare certain fermented Ayurvedic drugs. The enzyme was purified to near homogeneity as judged by native PAGE with a yield of 10.7%, using (N H4)2SO4 fractionation, followed by gelfiltration through Sepharose 4B and DEAE cellulose chromatography at pH 6.8 and 4.42. The molecular mass of the purified enzyme as determined by elution through Sepharose 4B gel column was found to be ~ 280 kDa. SDS-PAGE of the purified enzyme showed that the enzyme is composed of three subunits with molecular mass of 66. 43 and 40 kDa. The enzyme showed a broad pH optimum between 4.0-7.0. Optimum assay temperature was 37°C and above 45°C, the enzyme activity slowly declined and inactivated around 80°C. The apparent Km value of th e enzyme for sucrose was 160mM.|
|ISSN:||0975-0959 (Online); 0301-1208 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJBB Vol.39(5) [October 2002]|
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