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Conformation and activity of lipase B from Candida antarctica in bicontinuous microemulsions

Subinya, Mireia, Steudle, Anne K, Jurkowski, Tomasz P. and Stubenrauch, Cosima 2015. Conformation and activity of lipase B from Candida antarctica in bicontinuous microemulsions. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 131 , pp. 108-114. 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2015.04.041

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Abstract

The paper at hand deals with the influence of the pH-value on the conformation and activity of the lipase B from Candida antarctica (CalB) which is incorporated in a bicontinuous microemulsion. The microemulsion used for this purpose consists of water/NaCl, n-octane, and the non-ionic surfactant penthaethylene glycol monodecylether (C10E5). The conformational study clearly shows (1) that CalB molecules are partitioned between the interfacial monolayer and the water domains and (2) that the pH-value of the microemulsion's water domains strongly influences the conformation of CalB at the interfacial monolayer. From these observations we conclude that there is a continuous exchange between the CalB molecules, which are located at the interfacial monolayer and those which are located in the water domains of the microemulsion. This exchange strongly influences the CalB conformation in both regions. In addition to the conformation, we also studied the catalytic activity of CalB. The catalytic measurements revealed a bell-shaped dependence between the CalB activity and the pH-value. The maximum catalytic activity of CalB in bicontinuous microemulsions was observed at pH = 5.5. At this pH we observed the highest amount of α-helix conformation of the CalB molecules that are located at the interfacial monolayer, which, in turn, allows connecting the activity with the conformation.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0927-7765
Date of Acceptance: 16 April 2015
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 10:46
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/119014

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