New method for guanase activity measurement by high-performance liquid chromatography

S. Canepari, V. Carunchio, A. M. Girelli, A. Messina

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A rapid isocratic high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the determination of guanase (EC activity is proposed. The method is highly reproducible, with a coefficient of variation of less than 1%, and requires only ca. 10 min for a complete chromatographic separation of the enzyme reaction mixture. The method allows the detection of nanomolar changes in the concentrations of both the substrate and the product, and does not require additional reactions or sample pretreatment. Kinetic studies with the proposed method showed the guanase activity to have an apparent Michaelis constant of 13.3 and 8.5 μM, and a maximum rate of 1.95 and 3.84 pmol/min per mg protein at 37°C, in Tris-HCl and phosphate buffer, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 23 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine


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