Identification of an essential glutamic acid residue in beta-lactamase II from Bacillus cereus.

Abstract

Beta-Lactamase II from Bacillus cereus was readily inactivated by incubation at pH 4.75 with a water-soluble carbodiimide plus a suitable nucleophile. In the early stages of the reaction, 1 equivalent of nucleophile was incorporated/equivalent of enzyme, whereas during the later stages a second equivalent of nucleophile was also incorporated. This latter… (More)

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