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Volume 4 Issue 2 June 1982 pp 145-152
The extractability of chlorogenic acid from defatted sunflower seed flour in water and salt solutions at different pH values and also in aqueous organic solvents was determined. It increased with increase in pH and at pH 8 in water nearly 70% chlorogenic acid was removed in a single extraction, while NaCl did not increase the extraction, and, MgCl2 and CaCl2 increased it, especially at higher concentrations. Methanol, ethanol, isopropanol and acetone, at 20% concentration in water, caused the maximum extraction of polyphenol. These organic solvents without added water were poor solvents for the extraction of polyphenol from the flour.
Volume 4 Issue 3 September 1982 pp 331-345
The circular dichroic spectra of α-globulin from
Volume 4 Issue 3 September 1982 pp 347-359
The interaction of α-globulin with urea/guanidine hydrochloride was investigated by determining the apparent partial specific volumes of the protein in these solvents. The apparent partial specific volumes were determined both under isomolal and isopotential conditions. The preferential interaction parameter with solvent components calculated were 0.08 and 0.1 g of urea and guanidine hydrochloride respectively per g protein. In both the cases the interaction was not preferential with water. The total binding of denaturant to α-globulin was calculated both for urea and guanidine hydrochloride and the correlation between experimentally determined number of mol of denaturant bound per mol of protein and the total number of peptide bonds and aromatic amino acids were found to be in excellent agreement with each other. The changes in volume upon transferring α-globulin from a salt solution to 8 M urea and 6 M guanidine hydrochloride were also calculated.
Volume 9 Issue 3-4 December 1985 pp 165-175
The protein α-globulin from
Volume 9 Issue 3-4 December 1985 pp 177-184
The effect of urea, guanidine hydrochloride and sodium dodecyl sulphate on glycinin, the high molecular weight protein fraction from soybean has been investigated by analytical ultracentrifugation. Urea and guanidine hydrochloride dissociate the protein to a ‘2S’ protein through the intermediary 7S and 4S proteins. Howeαer, in sodium dodecyl sulphate the protein directly dissociates to a 2S protein. Analysis of the data by calculation of per cent fraction and S20,w value indicates that dissociation and denaturation of glycinin occur simultaneously in the presence of the aboαe reagents but to different extents.
Volume 13 Issue 2 June 1988 pp 171-180
Data on the physico-chemical properties of proteins from soybean, groundnut, sesame seed, sunflower seed, safflower seed, mustard seed, rapeseed and cotton seed are fairly extensive. An examination of the available data on high molecular weight proteins suggests that there are similarities in many of their properties. In this report the similarity in amino acid composition, size and shape, molecular weight, secondary structure, subunit composition, association-dissociation at high and low pH, stability towards denaturants, hydrolysis by enzymes and quaternary structure of the high molecular weight proteins is discussed. Based on these similarities a model has been proposed for the associationdissociation, denaturation and reassociation behaviour of the high molecular weight proteins of oilseeds.
Volume 13 Issue 3 September 1988 pp 329-342
Ribosomal proteins S7, S9 and S 19 from
Volume 20 Issue 4 September 1995 pp 531-549
Chlorogenic acid, 3’-O-caffeoyl D-quinic acid, is an inherent ligand present in
Volume 27 Issue 3 June 2002 pp 233-242
Serine hydroxymethyltransferase (SHMT), a pyridoxal-5′-phosphate (PLP) dependent enzyme catalyzes the interconversion of L-Ser and Gly using tetrahydrofolate as a substrate. The gene encoding for SHMT was amplified by PCR from genomic DNA of
Volume 34 Issue 3 September 2009 pp 377-387 Articles
The activity and thermal stability of 𝛼-amylase were studied in the presence of different concentrations of trehalose, sorbitol, sucrose and glycerol. The optimum temperature of the enzyme was found to be 50 ± 2°C. Further increase in temperature resulted in irreversible thermal inactivation of the enzyme. In the presence of cosolvents, the rate of thermal inactivation was found to be significantly reduced. The apparent thermal denaturation temperature (𝑇𝑚)app and activation energy (𝐸𝑎) of 𝛼-amylase were found to be significantly increased in the presence of cosolvents in a concentration-dependent manner. In the presence of 40% trehalose, sorbitol, sucrose and glycerol, increments in the (𝑇𝑚)app were 20°C, 14°C, 13°C and 9°C, respectively. The 𝐸𝑎 of thermal denaturation of 𝛼-amylase in the presence of 20% (w/v) trehalose, sorbitol, sucrose and glycerol was found to be 126, 95, 90 and 43 kcal/mol compared with a control value of 40 kcal/mol. Intrinsic and 8-anilinonaphathalene-1-sulphonic acid (ANS) fluorescence studies indicated that thermal denaturation of the enzyme was accompanied by exposure of the hydrophobic cluster on the protein surface. Preferential interaction parameters indicated extensive hydration of the enzyme in the presence of cosolvents.
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