Magnesium enhances human pancreatic elastase digestion of125I-labeled elastin


The effect of some divalent cations, especially Mg++, on elastinolysis by porcine or human pancreatic elastase has been determined using125Iodine-labeled elastin as substrate. Elastin degradation was significantly increased in the presence of 10−3 M Mg++. If elastin was pre-incubated with 0.5 (w/v) Triton, there was a further increase in elastinolysis to 2… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02007692


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