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Title: Some properties of β-glucosidases from tropical plant species
Authors: Hock-Hin, Y. 
Yeow-Chin, W. 
Keywords: β-glucosidase
enzyme kinetics.
Manihot glaziovii
Passiflora foetida
Prunus poly-stachya
Issue Date: 19-Apr-1994
Citation: Hock-Hin, Y., Yeow-Chin, W. (1994-04-19). Some properties of β-glucosidases from tropical plant species. Phytochemistry 35 (6) : 1391-1393. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The kinetic properties of β-glucosidases from three tropical plant species, Manihot glaziovii, Passiflora foetida and Prunus polystachya, were studied. Differences were seen in their ability to hydrolyse some of the p-nitrophenyl-β-d-glycosides and in other kinetic parameters such as activation energy, affinity for p-nitrophenyl-β-d-glucoside and p-nitrophenyl-β-d-fucoside, and inhibition by glucono-1,5-lactone and imidazole. The results further suggested that enzyme catalysis might involve the participation of both acid and basic amino acid residues in the enzyme active site and a requirement for planar half-chair conformation of the reactive intermediate. © 1994.
Source Title: Phytochemistry
ISSN: 00319422
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