A new metalloproteinase from Pseudomonas fluorescens biotype I.

Isolation and purification of a metalloproteinase from Pseudomonas fluorescens Biotype I are described. The molecular mass of the enzyme is 46 kDa, its isoelectric point is 8.1, its activity is trypsin-like. The amino-acid composition of the single chain protein is given. One molecule of the enzyme contains 1 atom of zinc and 9 atoms of calcium.