Aiylum S Balasubramanian

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The purified electric eel acetylcholinesterase (AChE) was able to bind to the Zn+2-chelate-Sepharose affinity column only on treatment with EDTA. However goat brain and cobra venom AChE were binding to the column even without EDTA treatment. But all these enzymes were eluted from Zn+2-chelate- Sepharose affinity column by EDTA. Modification of histidine(More)
Cholinesterases (acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase) have been shown to exhibit not only esterase activity but also an amine sensitive aryl acylamidase and a metallo-carboxypeptidase activities. There is also evidence to indicate that they have functions in the substantia nigra of brain, in neural cell differentiation, cell division and(More)
The brain-specific arylsulfatase Bm (aryl-sulfate sulfohydrolase, EC 3.1.6.1) was demonstrable in human and monkey brain. Arylsulfatases A, B and Bm were separated employing DEAE-cellulose chromatography. There was a distinct difference in the proportion of the sulfatases in infant and adult human brain. Arylsulfatase Bm after concanavalin A-Sepharose(More)
Estrone sulphatase, arylsulphatase C and dehydroepiandrosterone sulphatase were measured in the pituitary, hypothalamus-preoptic area, amygdala, hippocampus, midbrain, septum, frontal cortex and occipital cortex of monkey (Macaca radiata) brain. All the regions showed measurable activities of all three enzymes. In all the animals tested, either the midbrain(More)
Arylsulfatase C (aryl-sulfate sulfohydrolase, EC 3.1.6.1) from sheep brain acetone powder was solubilized with the chaotropic agent, KSCN. Anti-chaotropes such as (NH4)2SO4 or sodium citrate significantly enhanced the activity of the solubilized enzyme indicating that hydrophobicity was an important factor influencing the enzyme activity. Dialysis or gel(More)
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