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Catalytic Behavior of Lipase Immobilized onto Congo Red and PEG-Decorated Particles

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Silva, Rubens A. [1] ; Carmona-Ribeiro, Ana M. [1] ; Petri, Denise F. S. [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Molecules; v. 19, n. 6, p. 8610-8628, JUN 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 7

Poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-decorated polystyrene (PS) nanoparticles with mean hydrodynamic diameter (D) and zeta-potential (zeta) of (286 +/- 15) nm and (-50 +/- 5) mV, respectively, were modified by the adsorption of Congo red (CR). The PS/PEG/CR particles presented D and zeta values of (290 +/- 19) nm and (-36 +/- 5) mV, respectively. The adsorption of lipase onto PS/PEG or PS/PEG/CR particles at (24 +/- 1) degrees C and pH 7 changed the mean D value to (380 +/- 20) and (405 +/- 11) nm, respectively, and zeta value to (-32 +/- 4) mV and (-25 +/- 2) mV, respectively. The kinetic parameters of the hydrolysis of p-nitrophenyl butyrate were determined for free lipase, lipase immobilized onto PS/PEG and PS/PEG/CR particles. Lipase on PS/PEG/CR presented the largest Michaelis-Menten constant (K-M), but also the highest V-max and k(cat) values. Moreover, it could be recycled seven times, losing a maximum 10% or 30% of the original enzymatic activity at 40 degrees C or 25 degrees C, respectively. Although lipases immobilized onto PS/PEG particles presented the smallest K-M values, the reactions were comparatively the slowest and recycling was not possible. Hydrolysis reactions performed in the temperature range of 25 degrees C to 60 degrees C with free lipases and lipases immobilized onto PS/PEG/CR particles presented an optimal temperature at 40 degrees C. At 60 degrees C free lipases and lipases immobilized onto PS/PEG/CR presented similar to 80% and similar to 50% of the activity measured at 40 degrees C, indicating good thermal stability. Bioconjugation effects between CR and lipase were evidenced by circular dichroism spectroscopy and spectrophotometry. CR molecules mediate the open state conformation of the lipase lid and favor the substrate approaching. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/00046-5 - Interactions between membranes, biomolecules and surfaces
Grantee:Ana Maria Carmona-Ribeiro
Support type: Regular Research Grants