Purification and characterization of chitinase from Alcaligenes xylosoxydans

  title={Purification and characterization of chitinase from Alcaligenes xylosoxydans},
  author={Rajiv Vaidya and Satarupa Roy and Simone L. Macmil and Sapan Gandhi and Pranav Vyas and Hari S. Chhatpar},
  journal={Biotechnology Letters},
Extracellular chitinase from Alcaligenes xylosoxydans was purified to electrophoretic homogeneity using affinity and gel filtration chromatography. The molecularmass of chitinase was estimated to be 45 kDa and44 kDa by SDS-PAGE and gel-filtration, respectively. The enzyme was optimally active at 50 °C (over 30 min) and pH 5. Activity staining after PAGE showed a single band. The Km for chitin was 3 g l−1. Cu2+ and Na+ at 5 mM inhibited chitinase activity to 25% while Ca2+, Mg2+ and Ba2+ had no… CONTINUE READING
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