Oleg A. Zadvorny

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The effects of some metal ions on the activity and activation of Thiocapsa roseopersicina hydrogenase have been studied. Inhibitory effects of Ni2+ and Cd2+ on the catalytic activity of the enzyme were reversible and competitive with respect to methyl viologen (MV) in the reaction of hydrogen oxidation. The affinity of these metal ions to the enzyme(More)
Some properties of a hydrogenase from the recently isolated phototrophic sulfur bacterium Lamprobacter modestohalophilus strain Syvash and its resistance to a number of inactivating factors have been investigated. The enzyme consists of two subunits, 64 and 30 kD; pI = 4.5. The optimal pH was 8.5-9.5 for hydrogen uptake and 4.0 for H2 evolution. Hydrogenase(More)
The ability of hydrogenases isolated from Thiocapsa roseopersicina and Lamprobacter modestohalophilus to reduce metal ions and oxidize metals has been studied. Hydrogenases from both phototrophic bacteria oxidized metallic Fe, Cd, Zn and Ni into their ionic forms with simultaneous evolution of molecular hydrogen. The metal oxidation rate decreased in the(More)
Hydrogenases encapsulated in porous polymeric silica gels retain significant levels of hydrogen production activity when compared to hydrogenases in solution using reduced methyl viologen as an electron donor. Encapsulated hydrogenases remain active after storage at room temperature for longer than four weeks and are less sensitive to proteolytic digestion.(More)
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