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Activity of immobilized papain dehydrated by n-propanol in low- water media

Theppakorn, T. and Kanasawud, P. and Halling, P.J. (2004) Activity of immobilized papain dehydrated by n-propanol in low- water media. Biotechnology Letters, 26 (2). pp. 133-136. ISSN 0141-5492

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Abstract

A propanol-rinsed enzyme preparations (PREP) of papain showed an activity of 59 nmol min(-1) (mg powder)(-1) in tert-butanol at the optimal water activity of 0.2. The immobilized papain was stable in aqueous media for 3 d at 4 degreesC. Solid-state buffers (bases and their HCl salts) suspended in the organic medium decreased the initial rate in all cases tested. The operational stability during Z-Gly-Phe-NH2 synthesis was improved when solid cysteine was added, doubling the yield after 24 h.