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Calf rennet lysozyme
A glycosidase displaying endo-N-acetylmuramoylhydrolase specificity (EC 220.127.116.11) was isolated from calf rennet. This lysozyme was also present in abomasal secretions from calf and adult cattle. Multiple molecular forms revealed by electrofocusing might be artefacts. The main enzyme form had Mr approx. 15 000, pH optimum 5.0, pI7.5, and a remarkable conformation stability. Competitive inhibition was observed with both N-acetylglucosamine and N-acetylmuramic acid, with apparent Ki values of 29 mM and 2.4 mM respectively. The isolated enzyme also displayed significant chitinase activity.
Animals, Cattle, Chymosin/*analysis, Hydrogen-Ion Concentration, Isoenzymes/isolation & purification, Kinetics, Muramidase/isolation & purification/*metabolism, Protein Conformation
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