The production of β-glucosidase by the ligninolytic fungus Pleurotus ostreatus has been studied in different culture media containing agro-industrial wastes. The enzyme is purified by anion-exchange chromatography, the molecular mass and isoelectric point of purified β-glucosidase are measured by sodium dodecylsulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) and isoelectric focusing and the stability and kinetic parameters of the enzyme assessed by spectrophotometry. It has been established that the retention time, molecular mass and isoelectric point of the enzyme depend on the composition of the culture media while the activity and stability of β-glucosidases of different origin were very similar. The combined chromatographic and electrophoretic methods have proved to be suitable techniques for the purification and characterisation of the β-glucosidases produced by the ligninolytic fungus Pleurotus ostreatus in different culture media.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Apr 2002|
- Pleurotus ostreatus