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Bioprocess Biosyst Eng. 2013 Feb;36(2):251-7. doi: 10.1007/s00449-012-0781-6. Epub 2012 Jul 8.

A novel membrane-based process to isolate peroxidase from horseradish roots: optimization of operating parameters.

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Center for Bioengineering and Biotechnology, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao, People's Republic of China.


The optimization of operating parameters for the isolation of peroxidase from horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) roots with ultrafiltration (UF) technology was systemically studied. The effects of UF operating conditions on the transmission of proteins were quantified using the parameter scanning UF. These conditions included solution pH, ionic strength, stirring speed and permeate flux. Under optimized conditions, the purity of horseradish peroxidase (HRP) obtained was greater than 84 % after a two-stage UF process and the recovery of HRP from the feedstock was close to 90 %. The resulting peroxidase product was then analysed by isoelectric focusing, SDS-PAGE and circular dichroism, to confirm its isoelectric point, molecular weight and molecular secondary structure. The effects of calcium ion on HRP specific activities were also experimentally determined.

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