Sodium chloride enhances markedly the thermal stability of thermolysin as well as its catalytic activity.

@article{Inouye1998SodiumCE,
  title={Sodium chloride enhances markedly the thermal stability of thermolysin as well as its catalytic activity.},
  author={Kuniyo Inouye and Kazuma Kuzuya and Ben'ichiro Tonomura},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={1998},
  volume={1388 1},
  pages={209-14}
}
Thermolysin, a thermophilic metalloproteinase, is markedly activated in the presence of high concentrations (1-5 M) of neutral salts. The activity increases in an exponential fashion with increasing salt concentration, and is enhanced 13-15 times with 4 M NaCl at pH 7.0 and 25 degreesC (K. Inouye, Effects of salts on thermolysin: activation of hydrolysis and synthesis of N-carbobenzoxy-l-aspartyl-l-phenylalanine methyl ester, and a unique change in the absorption spectrum of thermolysin, J… CONTINUE READING

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