Purification and characterization of a protease from Xenopus embryos.


A proteolytic enzyme was purified from Xenopus embryos. The purification procedure consisted of fractionation of an extract of embryos with acetone, gel filtration of Sephadex G-75 and chromatography on carboxymethyl-cellulose and hydroxylapatite. The preparation of enzyme appeared to be homogeneous as judged by electrophoresis in polyacrylamide gels. This… (More)