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Purification and characterization of a novel and robust L-asparaginase having low-glutaminase activity from Bacillus licheniformis: in vitro evaluation of anti-cancerous properties.

Mahajan RV, Kumar V, Rajendran V, Saran S, Ghosh PC, Saxena RK - PLoS ONE (2014)

Bottom Line: Protein was found to be a homotetramer of 134.8 KDa with monomeric size of 33.7 KDa and very specific for its natural substrate i.e. L-asparagine.Kinetic parameters Km, Vmax and kcat of purified enzyme were found as 1.4×10(-5) M, 4.03 IU and 2.68×10(3) s(-1), respectively.However the enzyme had no toxic effect on human erythrocytes and CHO cell lines hence should be considered potential candidate for further pharmaceutical use as an anticancer drug.

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Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, Delhi, India.

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L-asparaginase having low glutaminase has been a key therapeutic agent in the treatment of acute lymphpoblastic leukemia (A.L.L). In the present study, an extracellular L-asparaginase with low glutaminase activity, produced by Bacillus licheniformis was purified to homogeneity. Protein was found to be a homotetramer of 134.8 KDa with monomeric size of 33.7 KDa and very specific for its natural substrate i.e. L-asparagine. The activity of purified L-asparaginase enhanced in presence of cations including Na+ and K+, whereas it was moderately inhibited in the presence of divalent cations and thiol group blocking reagents. The purified enzyme was maximally active over the range of pH 6.0 to 10.0 and temperature of 40°C and enzyme was stable maximum at pH 9.0 and -20°C. CD spectra of L-asparaginase predicted the enzyme to consist of 63.05% α-helix and 3.29% β-sheets in its native form with T222 of 58°C. Fluorescent spectroscopy showed the protein to be stable even in the presence of more than 3 M GdHCl. Kinetic parameters Km, Vmax and kcat of purified enzyme were found as 1.4×10(-5) M, 4.03 IU and 2.68×10(3) s(-1), respectively. The purified L-asparaginase had cytotoxic activity against various cancerous cell lines viz. Jurkat clone E6-1, MCF-7 and K-562 with IC50 of 0.22 IU, 0.78 IU and 0.153 IU respectively. However the enzyme had no toxic effect on human erythrocytes and CHO cell lines hence should be considered potential candidate for further pharmaceutical use as an anticancer drug.

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Effect of physical parameters on purified L-asparaginase a) Effect of pH on enzyme activity; b) Effect of pH on the stability of enzyme; c) Effect of temperature on assay reaction; d) Heat stability of enzyme.100% activity corresponds to 140 U of enzyme. Error bars represent SD of three experiments.
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pone-0099037-g002: Effect of physical parameters on purified L-asparaginase a) Effect of pH on enzyme activity; b) Effect of pH on the stability of enzyme; c) Effect of temperature on assay reaction; d) Heat stability of enzyme.100% activity corresponds to 140 U of enzyme. Error bars represent SD of three experiments.

Mentions: Purified L-asparaginase from Bacillus licheniformis RAM-8 was active over wide range of pH of 6–11 with maximum activity at pH 9 (Figure 2a). It is evident from Figure 2c that the purified enzyme was active at the temperature range of 30–50°C and showed a steep decent in activity above 60°C. Also the enzyme was maximally stable at pH range of 7.0 to 9.0 over period of 24 hours (Figure 2b). The best temperature for enzyme storage was found to be −20°C where it was even stable after 30 days of keeping (Figure 2d).


Purification and characterization of a novel and robust L-asparaginase having low-glutaminase activity from Bacillus licheniformis: in vitro evaluation of anti-cancerous properties.

Mahajan RV, Kumar V, Rajendran V, Saran S, Ghosh PC, Saxena RK - PLoS ONE (2014)

Effect of physical parameters on purified L-asparaginase a) Effect of pH on enzyme activity; b) Effect of pH on the stability of enzyme; c) Effect of temperature on assay reaction; d) Heat stability of enzyme.100% activity corresponds to 140 U of enzyme. Error bars represent SD of three experiments.
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pone-0099037-g002: Effect of physical parameters on purified L-asparaginase a) Effect of pH on enzyme activity; b) Effect of pH on the stability of enzyme; c) Effect of temperature on assay reaction; d) Heat stability of enzyme.100% activity corresponds to 140 U of enzyme. Error bars represent SD of three experiments.
Mentions: Purified L-asparaginase from Bacillus licheniformis RAM-8 was active over wide range of pH of 6–11 with maximum activity at pH 9 (Figure 2a). It is evident from Figure 2c that the purified enzyme was active at the temperature range of 30–50°C and showed a steep decent in activity above 60°C. Also the enzyme was maximally stable at pH range of 7.0 to 9.0 over period of 24 hours (Figure 2b). The best temperature for enzyme storage was found to be −20°C where it was even stable after 30 days of keeping (Figure 2d).

Bottom Line: Protein was found to be a homotetramer of 134.8 KDa with monomeric size of 33.7 KDa and very specific for its natural substrate i.e. L-asparagine.Kinetic parameters Km, Vmax and kcat of purified enzyme were found as 1.4×10(-5) M, 4.03 IU and 2.68×10(3) s(-1), respectively.However the enzyme had no toxic effect on human erythrocytes and CHO cell lines hence should be considered potential candidate for further pharmaceutical use as an anticancer drug.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, Delhi, India.

ABSTRACT
L-asparaginase having low glutaminase has been a key therapeutic agent in the treatment of acute lymphpoblastic leukemia (A.L.L). In the present study, an extracellular L-asparaginase with low glutaminase activity, produced by Bacillus licheniformis was purified to homogeneity. Protein was found to be a homotetramer of 134.8 KDa with monomeric size of 33.7 KDa and very specific for its natural substrate i.e. L-asparagine. The activity of purified L-asparaginase enhanced in presence of cations including Na+ and K+, whereas it was moderately inhibited in the presence of divalent cations and thiol group blocking reagents. The purified enzyme was maximally active over the range of pH 6.0 to 10.0 and temperature of 40°C and enzyme was stable maximum at pH 9.0 and -20°C. CD spectra of L-asparaginase predicted the enzyme to consist of 63.05% α-helix and 3.29% β-sheets in its native form with T222 of 58°C. Fluorescent spectroscopy showed the protein to be stable even in the presence of more than 3 M GdHCl. Kinetic parameters Km, Vmax and kcat of purified enzyme were found as 1.4×10(-5) M, 4.03 IU and 2.68×10(3) s(-1), respectively. The purified L-asparaginase had cytotoxic activity against various cancerous cell lines viz. Jurkat clone E6-1, MCF-7 and K-562 with IC50 of 0.22 IU, 0.78 IU and 0.153 IU respectively. However the enzyme had no toxic effect on human erythrocytes and CHO cell lines hence should be considered potential candidate for further pharmaceutical use as an anticancer drug.

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