[Extracellular metalloproteinase from Legionella pneumophila].

Using ion-exchange chromatography on QAE-Sephadex A-50, affinity chromatography on DNP-hexamethylenediamine-Sepharose and gramicidin S-Sepharose and gel filtration, a metalloproteinase was isolated from the cultural fluid of L. pneumophila (strain Philadelphia-1) grown for 20 hours. The enzyme was purified 1606-fold with a 31% yield. The enzyme has a Mr of… CONTINUE READING