publication . Article . 2011

Luffa aegyptiaca (Gourd) Fruit Juice as a Source of Peroxidase

Yadav, R. S. S.; Yadav, K. S.; Yadav, H. S.;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2011 Journal: Enzyme Research, volume 2,011 (issn: 2090-0414, eissn: 2090-0414, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE-Hindawi Access to Research
Abstract
Peroxidases have turned out to be potential biocatalyst for a variety of organic reactions. The research work reported in this communication was done with the objective of finding a convenient rich source of peroxidase which could be used as a biocatalyst for organic synthetic reactions. The studies made have shown that Luffa aegyptiaca (gourd) fruit juice contains peroxidase activity of the order of 180 enzyme unit/mL. The Km values of this peroxidase for the substrates guaiacol and hydrogen peroxide were 2.0 and 0.2 mM, respectively. The pH and temperature optima were 6.5 and 60°C, respectively. Like other peroxidases, it followed double displacement type mech...
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free text keywords: Research Article, QD415-436, Biochemistry, Article Subject, Biology (General), QH301-705.5
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publication . Article . 2011

Luffa aegyptiaca (Gourd) Fruit Juice as a Source of Peroxidase

Yadav, R. S. S.; Yadav, K. S.; Yadav, H. S.;