An enzyme isolated from Ehrlich ascites plasma and capable of cleaving trypsin active site titrant 4-nitrophenyl-p-guanidinobenzoate (Steven, F.S. and Al-Achmad, R.K. (1983) has been further investigated. The substrate hydrolysis follows Michaelis-Menten kinetics. The molecular mass of the enzyme is 50-70 kDa by gel filtration and SDS polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. It has the mobility of albumin and coelutes with a carboxylesterase activity on a cation exchange column. (Cbz-Arg-NH)2-Rhodamine, the specific noncompetitive inhibitor of guanidinobenzoatase, also inhibits the carboxylesterase activity. Therefore, the guanidinobenzoatase activity of Ehrlich ascites plasma is a carboxylesterase (EC 184.108.40.206.) which likely originates from blood.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Acta biochimica et biophysica Hungarica|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
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