Catalase

tivol at tethys.ph.albany.edu tivol at tethys.ph.albany.edu
Fri Feb 24 13:29:33 EST 1995


In article <3i3tga$9m6 at ixnews1.ix.netcom.com>,
brutschy at ix.netcom.com (Marc Brutschy) writes:
>
>Can anyone tell me if the enzyme catalase is metal-based?
>Someone I work with said she thought 
>catalase, is based on heme (containing Fe).
>
Yes to heme, but maybe no to iron--I hope someone else can say for sure.

>I'm worried that when I denature the protein I release 
>the metal into my samples.  My reagent blanks are surprisingly high in 
>Cu.
>
This is quite possible given the conditions.

>I would read these news groups more often, but I have no idea 
>what any of you are talking about!   :-P
>
Why should you be different from any of the rest of us?  Having no clue doesn't
stop me.
				Yours,
				Bill Tivol



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