Hydrolase (β-Glucanase, α-Glucanase, and Protease) Activity in Ariolimax columbianus (Banana Slug) and Arion ater (Garden Slug)

@inproceedings{James1997Hydrolase,
  title={Hydrolase (β-Glucanase, α-Glucanase, and Protease) Activity in Ariolimax columbianus (Banana Slug) and Arion ater (Garden Slug)},
  author={Roger C. James and Tam Anh D Nguyen and W. Arthur and Kirill L. Levine and David C Williams},
  year={1997}
}
Abstract Carboxymethylcellulase (cm-cellulase), cellulase, chitinase, amylase, and protease enzymatic activity are found in the crop fluid and digestive gland of the pulmonate gastropods Ariolimax columbianus and Arion ater . The β -glucanases (cm-cellulase, cellulase and chitinase) and α -glucanase (amylase) display acidic pH-activity optima (between pH 5 and 7) on their respective substrates (cm-cellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, chitin and starch). Protease activity (upon casein… CONTINUE READING