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Purification and immunochemical analysis of histidine decarboxylase from murine mastocytoma

  • Lena Hammar
  • Stellan Hjertén
Histamine and Kinins Histamine Metabolism


Application of a new scheme of purification for histidine decarboxylase (E.C. leads to a highly purified enzyme (5000 nmol/mg·h, i.p. 5.0, M.W.: 110 kD) with reasonable stability (rest activity 80% after 3 weeks at 6–8°C). A major protein contaminant seen on electrofocusing (i.p. 4.6) shows immunological identity with the enzyme-containing protein (i.p. 5.0) and might be involved in the aggregation of the enzyme.


Histidine Major Protein Histidine Decarboxylase Immunochemical Analysis Reasonable Stability 


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    L. Hammar andS. Hjertén,Mammalian Histidine Decarboxylase; Changes in Molecular Properties Induced by Oxidation and Reduction, Agents and Actions, (this issue).Google Scholar

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lena Hammar
    • 1
  • Stellan Hjertén
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biochemistry, Biomedical CenterUniversity of UppsalaUppsalaSweden

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