Elimination of cannibalistic denaturation by enzyme immobilization or inhibition.

The cannibalistic denaturation of alpha-chymotrypsin (EC 3.4.21.1) around neutral pH can be eliminated by immobilization (insolubilization) of the enzyme or by inhibition by specific reversible inhibitors, but the high-pH denaturation cannot be. The denaturation of the immobilized enzyme at high pH follows first-order kinetics, just as the denaturation of… CONTINUE READING