Application of Water-Insoluble Complexes of Kininogenases, Inhibitors and Kininases to Kinin Research
Although a variety of methods have been available for coupling proteins with water-insoluble carriers, the impetus to our experiments was given by a publication of Levin et al. (1). They coupled trypsin to the copolymer of maleic anhydride and ethylene (EMA) using hexamethylenediamine as cross-linking agent. The proposed mechanism of action involves the binding of the enzyme covalently via the ε-amino group of lysine in the protein. (Presumably the other protein binding agents used in our studies also acted this way or by linking tyrosines of proteins.) Levin’s method was successfully applied by Fritz et al. (2, 3), who used it for purification of enzymes and inhibitors. By coupling plasmin or trypsin to EMA and subsequently reacting them with inhibitors present in crude extracts, they separated and purified the inhibitors. The purification of kallikrein was achieved by adsorbing the enzyme on an EMA-Trasylol column and subsequently eluting it with guanidine solution.
KeywordsMaleic Anhydride Heated Plasma Cyanogen Bromide Colloidal Silica Particle Glandular Kallikrein
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