Catalase of Staphylococcus warneri ISK-1 isolated from Nukadoko

Kouhei Mizuno, Miho Kakihara, Mamiko Kohno, Tran Lien Ha, Kenji Sonomoto, Ayaaki Ishizaki

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An intracellular catalase from Staphylococcus warneri ISK-1 was purified to homogeneity in a six-step purification procedure. The purification of catalase, as judged by the final specific activity of 10,800 U mg-1, was 310-fold with a 14% yield. The native enzyme had a molecular weight of 125,000 and was composed of two subunits of equal size (64,000). The absorption spectrum of the catalase showed a soret band at 406 nm, indicating that the enzyme is a heme protein. As a result of the determination of various inhibitors on the catalase activity, ISK-1 catalase was a typical monofunctional catalase. The specific activity throughout the growth of batch culture with or without aeration was investigated and three-fold elevated activity was found in the aerobic culture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-338
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Biotechnology


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