Effect of immobilization on the activity of catalase carried by poly(HEMA-GMA) cryogels
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CitationErol, K.,Cebeci, B., Köse, K.,Köse, D. A. (2018). Effect of immobilization on the activity of catalase carried by poly(HEMA-GMA) cryogels. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 123 (2019), 738-743.
Hydrogen peroxide is converted by catalase to molecular oxygen and water to remove oxidative stress. In this study, catalase immobilization was performed using poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate-glycidyl methacrylate) (poly(HEMA-GMA)) cryogels with different amounts of GMA. Catalase adsorption capacity of 298.7 ± 9.9mg/gwas achieved at the end of 9 h using the poly(HEMA-GMA)-250 cryogel. Kinetic parameters and the inhibitory effects of pesticides such as 4,4′-DDE and 4,4′-DDT on the activity of free and immobilized catalase enzyme were investigated. While the Vmax value of the immobilized enzyme was reduced 4-fold compared to the free enzyme, in the case of the comparison of the KM values, the affinity of the immobilized enzyme was increased by 1.94 times against the substrate. The inhibitory effect of 4,4′-DDT pesticide was found to be higher for the immobilized and free enzyme. NaCl (1 M, pH: 7.0) solution was used for desorption of the adsorbed catalase enzyme. A desorption ratio of 96.45% was achieved. The technique used in this study is promising regarding for the immobilization of catalase enzyme to increase the operational activity. Therefore, poly(HEMA-GMA) cryogels have the potential to be used for immobilization of catalase enzyme in the fields of biology and biochemistry. © 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved