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A simple method for the direct measurement of the catalytic properties of immobilized cells in the flow minicalorimeter, the enzyme thermistor (ET), is presented. A Trigonopsis variabilis strain with cephalosporin C-transforming activity was used as the model system. The yeast cells were immobilized either by crosslinking with a homobifunctional reagent or(More)
The structure of standard and stabilized calcium pectate gel (CPG) beads has been examined by scanning (SEM) and transmission (TEM) electron microscopy. A two-stage crosslinking procedure with polyethyleneimine (PEI) and glutaraldehyde (GA) led to the formation of a more compact layer on the bead surface. On the other hand, the stabilization procedure did(More)
The possibility of using the enzyme thermistor (ET) for the direct determination of kinetic parameters (Km, Ki, Vm) of immobilized enzyme (IME) was evaluated using different preparations of invertase conjugated to bead celluloses. Two different ET columns packed with IME were operated in the mode of a differential enzyme reactor (short length, low substrate(More)
Water-soluble acidic polysaccharides—deesterified pectins and carboxy-derivatives of starch—precipitated with calcium ions were tested as precursors of spherical calcium gels. Pectates prepared from apple or citrus pectin, similarly to alginates, are compounds forming spherical calcium gels stable in aqueous medium which have a relatively highly(More)
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