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Purification and characterization of α-Amylase from Miswak Salvadora persica.

Mohamed SA, Almulaiky YQ, Ahmed YM, Al-Bar OA, Ibrahim IH - BMC Complement Altern Med (2014)

Bottom Line: The metal chelators, EDTA, sodium citrate and sodium oxalate had inhibitory effects on miswak α-amylases.PMSF, p-HMB, DTNB and 1,10 phenanthroline caused inhibitory effect on α-amylases.The enzyme in the toothpaste retained 55% of its original activity after 10 months of storage at room temperature.

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Affiliation: Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. saleh38@hotmail.com.

ABSTRACT

Background: The miswak (Salvadora persica) is a natural toothbrush. It is well known that very little information has been reported on enzymes in miswak as medicinal plant. Recently, we study peroxidase in miswak. In the present study, the main goal of this work is to purify and characterize α-amylase from miswak. The second goal is to study the storage stability of α-amylase in toothpaste.

Method: The purification method included chromatography of miswak α-amylase on DEAE-Sepharose column and Sephacryl S-200 column. Molecular weight was determined by gel filtration and SDS-PAGE.

Results: Five α-amylases A1, A4a, A4b, A5a and A5b from miswak were purified and they had molecular weights of 14, 74, 16, 30 and 20 kDa, respectively. α-Amylases had optimum pH from 6 to 8. Affinity of the substrates toward all enzymes was studied. Miswak α-amylases A1, A4a, A4b, A5a and A5b had Km values for starch and glycogen of 3.7, 3.7, 7.1, 0.52, 4.3 mg/ml and 5.95, 5.9 4.16, 6.3, 6.49 mg/ml, respectively. The optimum temperature for five enzymes ranged 40°C- 60°C. Miswak α-amylases were stable up to 40°C- 60°C after incubation for 30 min. Ca+2 activated all the miswak α-amylases, while Ni2+, Co+2 and Zn+2 activated or inhibited some of these enzymes. The metal chelators, EDTA, sodium citrate and sodium oxalate had inhibitory effects on miswak α-amylases. PMSF, p-HMB, DTNB and 1,10 phenanthroline caused inhibitory effect on α-amylases. The analysis of hydrolytic products after starch hydrolysis by miswak α-amylases on paper chromatography revealed that glucose, maltose, maltotriose and oligosaccharide were the major products. Crude miswak α-amylase in the toothpaste retained 55% of its original activity after 10 months of storage at room temperature.

Conclusions: From these findings, α-amylases from miswak can be considered as beneficial enzymes for pharmaceuticals. Therefore, we study the storage stability of the crude α-amylase of miswak, which contained the five α-amylases, in toothpaste. The enzyme in the toothpaste retained 55% of its original activity after 10 months of storage at room temperature.

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Optimum pH of miswak α-amylases A1, A4a, A4b, A5a and A5b. The reaction mixture contained in 0.5 ml: 2% starch, suitable amount of enzyme and 50 mM sodium acetate buffer (pH 4 - 6.0), 50 mM Trsi-HCl buffer (6.5 - 9). Each point represents the average of two experiments.
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Figure 4: Optimum pH of miswak α-amylases A1, A4a, A4b, A5a and A5b. The reaction mixture contained in 0.5 ml: 2% starch, suitable amount of enzyme and 50 mM sodium acetate buffer (pH 4 - 6.0), 50 mM Trsi-HCl buffer (6.5 - 9). Each point represents the average of two experiments.

Mentions: Different pHs were observed for miswak α-amylases (Figure 4). α-Amylase A5b was found to have pH optimum of 7.5. Similar pH optimum was observed for α-amylase from P. erosus tuber (pH 7.3) [32]. α-Amylases A4a and A5a were found to have pH optimum of 7-7.5 and 6.0, respectively. Acidic pH optima ranged from 4.5 to 5.6 were reported for α-amylases from wheat Sakha 69 [34], pea Pisum sativum seedlings [35], finger millet [33] and sorghum [36]. α-Amylases A1, A4b had broad optimum pH from 6.5 to 8. The broad range of pH optimum was reported for α-amylases from Acremonium Sporosulcatum (pH 6.8- 8.3) [37].


Purification and characterization of α-Amylase from Miswak Salvadora persica.

Mohamed SA, Almulaiky YQ, Ahmed YM, Al-Bar OA, Ibrahim IH - BMC Complement Altern Med (2014)

Optimum pH of miswak α-amylases A1, A4a, A4b, A5a and A5b. The reaction mixture contained in 0.5 ml: 2% starch, suitable amount of enzyme and 50 mM sodium acetate buffer (pH 4 - 6.0), 50 mM Trsi-HCl buffer (6.5 - 9). Each point represents the average of two experiments.
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Figure 4: Optimum pH of miswak α-amylases A1, A4a, A4b, A5a and A5b. The reaction mixture contained in 0.5 ml: 2% starch, suitable amount of enzyme and 50 mM sodium acetate buffer (pH 4 - 6.0), 50 mM Trsi-HCl buffer (6.5 - 9). Each point represents the average of two experiments.
Mentions: Different pHs were observed for miswak α-amylases (Figure 4). α-Amylase A5b was found to have pH optimum of 7.5. Similar pH optimum was observed for α-amylase from P. erosus tuber (pH 7.3) [32]. α-Amylases A4a and A5a were found to have pH optimum of 7-7.5 and 6.0, respectively. Acidic pH optima ranged from 4.5 to 5.6 were reported for α-amylases from wheat Sakha 69 [34], pea Pisum sativum seedlings [35], finger millet [33] and sorghum [36]. α-Amylases A1, A4b had broad optimum pH from 6.5 to 8. The broad range of pH optimum was reported for α-amylases from Acremonium Sporosulcatum (pH 6.8- 8.3) [37].

Bottom Line: The metal chelators, EDTA, sodium citrate and sodium oxalate had inhibitory effects on miswak α-amylases.PMSF, p-HMB, DTNB and 1,10 phenanthroline caused inhibitory effect on α-amylases.The enzyme in the toothpaste retained 55% of its original activity after 10 months of storage at room temperature.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. saleh38@hotmail.com.

ABSTRACT

Background: The miswak (Salvadora persica) is a natural toothbrush. It is well known that very little information has been reported on enzymes in miswak as medicinal plant. Recently, we study peroxidase in miswak. In the present study, the main goal of this work is to purify and characterize α-amylase from miswak. The second goal is to study the storage stability of α-amylase in toothpaste.

Method: The purification method included chromatography of miswak α-amylase on DEAE-Sepharose column and Sephacryl S-200 column. Molecular weight was determined by gel filtration and SDS-PAGE.

Results: Five α-amylases A1, A4a, A4b, A5a and A5b from miswak were purified and they had molecular weights of 14, 74, 16, 30 and 20 kDa, respectively. α-Amylases had optimum pH from 6 to 8. Affinity of the substrates toward all enzymes was studied. Miswak α-amylases A1, A4a, A4b, A5a and A5b had Km values for starch and glycogen of 3.7, 3.7, 7.1, 0.52, 4.3 mg/ml and 5.95, 5.9 4.16, 6.3, 6.49 mg/ml, respectively. The optimum temperature for five enzymes ranged 40°C- 60°C. Miswak α-amylases were stable up to 40°C- 60°C after incubation for 30 min. Ca+2 activated all the miswak α-amylases, while Ni2+, Co+2 and Zn+2 activated or inhibited some of these enzymes. The metal chelators, EDTA, sodium citrate and sodium oxalate had inhibitory effects on miswak α-amylases. PMSF, p-HMB, DTNB and 1,10 phenanthroline caused inhibitory effect on α-amylases. The analysis of hydrolytic products after starch hydrolysis by miswak α-amylases on paper chromatography revealed that glucose, maltose, maltotriose and oligosaccharide were the major products. Crude miswak α-amylase in the toothpaste retained 55% of its original activity after 10 months of storage at room temperature.

Conclusions: From these findings, α-amylases from miswak can be considered as beneficial enzymes for pharmaceuticals. Therefore, we study the storage stability of the crude α-amylase of miswak, which contained the five α-amylases, in toothpaste. The enzyme in the toothpaste retained 55% of its original activity after 10 months of storage at room temperature.

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