Effect of Ca2+ on Beta-Propeller Phytases

Author(s): Shijun Fu, Jianyi Sun, Lichun Qian.

Journal Name: Protein & Peptide Letters

Volume 15 , Issue 1 , 2008

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Beta-propeller phytases (BPPs) are a special class of enzyme that are mainly isolated from Bacillus and are widely used in animal nutrition, human health and environmental protection. BPPs class exhibits both unique Ca2+- dependent catalytic property and highly strict substrate specificity for the calcium-phytate complex. This review describes the effect of Ca2+ on the catalytic activity, thermal stability, and structural conformation of BPPs.

Keywords: Phytase, Bacillus, Ca2+, thermal stability, dimensional conformation

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Year: 2008
Page: [39 - 42]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/092986608783330404

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