Purification and characterization of arginine decarboxylase from soybean (Glycine max) hypocotyls

Kyoung Hee Nam, Sun Hi Lee, Joo Hun Lee

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Arginine decarboxylase (EC was purified from soybean, Glycine max, hypocotyls by a procedure which includes ammonium sulfate fractionation, acetone precipitation, gel filtration chromatography, and affinity chromatography. Using this procedure, ADC was purified to one band in non-denaturing PAGE. The purified ADC has an M(r) of 240 kDa based on gel filtration chromatography and is a trimer of identical subunits which has an estimated M(r) of 74 kDa based on SDS-PAGE. ADC is active between 30 and 50°C and has a K(m) value of 46.1 μM. ADC is very sensitive to agmatine or putrescine but not to spermidine or spermine. In the presence of 0.5 mM agmatine (or putrescine), the enzyme activity was inhibited by 70%. However, at the same concentration of spermidine (or spermine), the enzyme activity was inhibited by only 10-20%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1150-1155
Number of pages6
JournalPlant and Cell Physiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Oct

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by a grant from KOSEF (91-05-00-05).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Plant Science
  • Cell Biology


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