Irreversible inactivation of yeast glucose-6-P dehydrogenase by penicillin G
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Yeast glucose-6-P dehydrogenase is irreversibly inactivated by penicillin G. Kinetic data show that 1 molecule of penicillin G reacts with each active unit when the enzyme is inactivated The rate of inactivation increases greatly with increasing pH. This irreversible inactivation by penicillin G is largely prevented by pyridoxal-P, a reversible inactivator of this enzyme. Prior treatment of penicillin G with penicillinase totally abolishes its ability to inactivate the enzyme.
KeywordsEnzyme Penicillin Kinetic Data Active Unit Prior Treatment
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