Digestive amylase of a primitive animal, the scorpion: purification and biochemical characterization.


Scorpion, one of the most ancient invertebrates was chosen, as a model of a primitive animal, to purify and characterize an amylase located in the hepatopancreas. The scorpion digestive amylase (SDA) was purified. Pure SDA was obtained after heat treatment followed by ammonium sulfate fractionation and three steps of chromatography. The pure amylase is not… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2010.01.047


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