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Electrophoresis. 1998 May;19(5):692-4.

Activity staining of pectinesterase on polyacrylamide gels after acidic or sodium dodecyl sulfate electrophoresis.

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Institute of Botany, Academica Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

Abstract

Pectinesterase (PE), from commercial orange peels or ammonium sulfate fractionation (50-80% saturation) of pea pods, was detected on polyacrylamide gels after native acidic polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) or sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS)-PAGE by using the synthetic substrate beta-naphthyl acetate (beta-NA). The release of beta-naphthol (at 322 nm) from beta-NA was proportional to PE activity. The PE activity bands on polyacrylamide gels after native acidic PAGE or SDS-PAGE were stained with a combination of tetrazotized o-dianisidine and beta-NA. This fast and sensitive method can be used for enzyme purification and characterization.

PMID:
9629900
DOI:
10.1002/elps.1150190515
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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