Inactivation of immobilized penicillin acylase has been studied in the presence of substrate (penicillin G) and products (phenylacetic acid and 6- aminopenicillanic acid), under the hypothesis that substances which interact with the enzyme molecule during catalysis will have an effect on enzyme stability. The kinetics of immobilized penicillin acylase inactivation was a multistage process, decay constants being evaluated for the free-enzyme and enzyme complexes, from whose values modulation factors were determined for the effectors in each enzyme complex at each stage. 6-Aminopenicillanic acid and penicillin G stabilized the enzyme in the first stage of decay. Modulation factors in that stage were 0.96 for penicillin G and 0.98 for 6- aminopenicillanic acid. Phenylacetic acid increased the rate of inactivation in both stages, modulating factors being -2.31 and -2.23, respectively. Modulation factors influence enzyme performance in a reactor and are useful parameters for a proper evaluation.
|Número de páginas||8|
|Publicación||Biotechnology and Bioengineering|
|Estado||Publicada - 20 jun. 1996|
|Publicado de forma externa||Sí|