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Experientia

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 318–319 | Cite as

Photochemical oxidation of actinidin, a thiol protease fromActinidia chinensis

  • M. Kaneda
  • Y. Tomita
  • N. Tominaga
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Summary

Actinidin was rapidly inactivated by methylene blue-catalyzed photooxidation at pH 7.9 and 20°C. The rate of inactivation was pH-dependent and became slower at lower pH values, suggesting the involvement of a histidine residue in the inactivation.

Key words

Actimidine photoinactivation protease 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kaneda
    • 1
  • Y. Tomita
    • 1
  • N. Tominaga
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceKagoshima UniversityKorimoto, KagoshimaJapan

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