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Title: Isolation of water-soluble cytochromes from cyanobacteria by adsorption chromatography
Authors: Kang, B.-H.
Tan, S.
Ho, K.-K. 
Issue Date: Jun-1988
Source: Kang, B.-H.,Tan, S.,Ho, K.-K. (1988-06). Isolation of water-soluble cytochromes from cyanobacteria by adsorption chromatography. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 263 (2) : 387-393. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A simple procedure using ammonium sulfate to fractionate water-soluble cytochromes c553 and c550 on Sephacryl S-200 gel is described. The usefulness of this procedure has been studied using the crude extracts of mesophilic cyanobacteria. It was found that almost all the cytochromes were adsorbed on to the gel at 2.34 m ammonium sulfate and were eluted at decreasing salt concentrations. The cytochromes were free of interfering phycobiliproteins and thus were suitable for the study of isoelectric points. It was also found that this procedure allowed a clear separation of the cytochromes based on their hydrophobicities. The order of elution was cytochrome c553, then cytochrome c550, indicating that c550 is more hydrophobic than c553. All these results show that this procedure provides both a simplified and an efficient purification of the cytochromes and insight into their surface properties. The cytochromes of Microcystis aeruginosa were purified to homogeneity using this procedure and other existing ones. Homogeneous cytochromes c553 and c550 were chromatographed on Sephacryl S-200 at 1.75 m (NH4)2SO4 and found to elute in the same order as reported earlier for the cytochromes in the crude extracts. In addition, cytochrome c550 was found to be more heat resistant and less water soluble than cytochrome c553. © 1988.
Source Title: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/99698
ISSN: 00039861
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