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Characterisation of purified protease from Bacillus subtilis BS166

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Ranganathan Kapilan

LK
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Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna, Jaffna.

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Abstract

Proteases are enzymes that break up the peptide bonds of proteins to release amino acids. Proteases showing better stability at alkaline pH and higher temperatures have potential applications in several industrial processes. The present study was aimed at determining the kinetic properties of the partially purified protease obtained from Bacillus subtilis BS166. Bacillus subtilis BS166 can produce protease above 30 oC and at pH 7.0. The protease was extracted with 0.1 M phosphate buffer of pH 7.0 and precipitated with ammonium sulfate. The activity of the purified protease was higher at pH 9.0 and 40 οC and showed zero order kinetics for 10 minutes. When the optimum enzyme concentration was 95.52 μg, a straight line was obtained in the Lineweaver-Burk plot graph. Michaelis constant for the purified enzyme was 50.9 μM and Vmax was 2833.4 pmolmin-1 at pH 9.0 and 40 oC.

How to Cite: Kapilan, R., (2016). Characterisation of purified protease from Bacillus subtilis BS166. Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka. 44(3), pp.243–248. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jnsfsr.v44i3.8006
Published on 28 Sep 2016.
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