A kinetic method for the simultaneous determination of isoenzymes activities in mixture. Application to A2 and A3 horseradish peroxidases.

Abstract

A graphical method for the simultaneous determination of the activity of two isoenzymes in a mixture, is presented. The method is based on the different kinetic behaviour of the isoenzymes to the changes in the substrate concentrations. Having determined the reaction rates for the enzyme mixture at different substrate concentrations, the activity of both isoenzymes can be derived graphically. An algebraic method for two or more isoenzymes is mentioned, as well. The applications of the graphical and the algebraic method to A2 and A3 horseradish isoperoxidases demonstrated that the difference between the actual activities of the two isoperoxidases and those determined by the proposed method was around 5% of the actual activities. The scope of application of this method could be extended to isoenzymes of clinical importance.

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@article{Szedlacsek1986AKM, title={A kinetic method for the simultaneous determination of isoenzymes activities in mixture. Application to A2 and A3 horseradish peroxidases.}, author={Stefan E. Szedlacsek and Vasile Ostafe and Serban Mogos and Stefan A. Hulea}, journal={Biochemistry international}, year={1986}, volume={12 2}, pages={279-89} }