The geometry of the catalytic site of Pseudomonas aeruginosa elastase was reexamined, exploiting the specific feature of micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC), i.e., its ability to detect a decrease of intact substrate and simultaneous formation of reaction products. We carried out a detailed investigation using two tri- and six tetra-peptide 4-nitroanilides (NA) differing from each other by only one or more amino acids as stable substrates. The kinetic cleavage parameters Km and k(cat) determined by MEKC and the catalytic efficiency Km/k(cat) values calculated allowed us to better define the substrate specificity of this proteinase.

Micellar electrokinetic chromatography for analyzing active site specificity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa elastase.

VIGLIO, SIMONA;ZANABONI, GIUSEPPE;CASALI, MARIA LUISA;CETTA, GIUSEPPE;IADAROLA, PAOLO;
1999

Abstract

The geometry of the catalytic site of Pseudomonas aeruginosa elastase was reexamined, exploiting the specific feature of micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC), i.e., its ability to detect a decrease of intact substrate and simultaneous formation of reaction products. We carried out a detailed investigation using two tri- and six tetra-peptide 4-nitroanilides (NA) differing from each other by only one or more amino acids as stable substrates. The kinetic cleavage parameters Km and k(cat) determined by MEKC and the catalytic efficiency Km/k(cat) values calculated allowed us to better define the substrate specificity of this proteinase.
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