Effect of nickel on activity and subunit composition of purified hydrogenase from Nocardia opaca 1 b.

The NAD-reducing hydrogenase of Nocardia opaca 1 b was found to be a soluble, cytoplasmic enzyme. N. opaca 1 b does not contain an additional membrane-bound hydrogenase. The soluble enzyme was purified to homogeneity with a yield of 19% and a final specific activity of 45 mumol H2 oxidized min-1 mg protein-1. NAD reduction with H2 was completely dependent… CONTINUE READING