Multiple conformations of deoxyribonuclease A. Their separation at alkaline pH and low ionic strength in the presence of Ca2+.

Gel filtration on Sephadex G-100 at pH 9.0 in 1 mM Tris buffer produces denaturation and inactivation of pancreatic DNAase A. Limiting concentrations of Ca2+ in the suspension and elution buffer, reactivates some of the enzyme molecules in an amount proportional to the calcium added. Stable active and inactive forms were separated on Sephadex columns. A… (More)