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Biochim Biophys Acta. 1975 Oct 21;409(1):75-85.

Phospholipase C from Clostridium novyi type A. I.

Abstract

1. Phospholipase C (EC 3.1.4.3) from Clostridium novyi (oedematiens) type A was purified 2000-fold by (NH4)2SO4 precipitation, DEAE-Sephadex treatment in a batchwise system and Sephadex G-100 column chromatography. 2. The purified preparation had a specific activity of 95 mumol per min per mg protein toward phosphatidylcholine. This preparation was free from protease, lipase and oxygen-labile delta-hemolysin. 3. Phosphatidylcholine was hydrolyzed at the highest rate, while sphingomyelin and lysophosphatidylcholine were hydrolyzed at much lower rates. 4. Sodium deoxycholate and divalent cations such as Mg2+ and Ca2+ were extremely effective in stimulating phosphatidylcholine-hydrolyzing activity of this enzyme. 5. This enzyme hemolyzed horse red cells by hydrolyzing phosphatidylcholine, spingomyelin and phosphatidylethanolamine.

PMID:
241423
DOI:
10.1016/0005-2760(75)90082-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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