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Title: Purification and characterization of a phospholipase A2-IIA from common stingray (Dasyatis pastinaca) intestine
Authors: Bacha, Abir Ben
Daihan, Sooad K
Moubayed, Nadine MS
Mejdoub, Hafedh
Keywords: Marine phospholipase A2;Characterization;Sequence;Stability;Organic solvent;Stingray;Dasyatis pastinaca
Issue Date: Jun-2013
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: A phospholipase A2 belonging to IIA group secretory PLA2 was isolated and purified to homogeneity from the intestine of common stingray (Dasyatis pastinaca) using acidic treatment (pH 1.5) and ammonium sulphate precipitation methods combined with single-column ion-exchange chromatography. The purified enzyme was found to be a glycosylated monomeric protein with a molecular mass of about 14 kDa. The stingray sPLA2-IIA had optimum activity at 45°C, unlike known mammalian PLA2-IIAs, which show optimum activity at 37°C. The purified enzyme exhibited a specific activity of 290 U/mg at optimal conditions (pH 9.5 and 45°C) in the presence of 6 mM NaDC and 8 mM CaCl2 with egg yolk as substrate. The NH2-terminal sequence of the enzyme and some protein fragments obtained from its tryptic digestion were also determined. All sequences obtained were similar to those of sPLA2-IIA. The enzyme also showed good stability in the presence of organic solvents, acidic and alkaline pH media and high temperature conditions. Thus, the purified enzyme exhibited a number of unique and promising properties, making it a potential possible candidate for future applications in the treatment of phospholipid-rich industrial effluents and synthesis of useful preparations for the food production and processing industry.
Page(s): 186-195
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/18687
ISSN: 0975-0959 (Online); 0301-1208 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJBB Vol.50(3) [June 2013]

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