Stability of Amplicillin

benedik at benedik at
Thu Sep 28 17:20:24 EST 1995

In article <44e3br$gvl at>
anomie at (Anomie) writes:

> Hello!
> I'm doing a project on charactrerisation of B-lactamases. Recently, we tried to do enzyme kinetics using amplicillin as substrate. However we found out that amplicillin has a very high autohydrolysis rate. Can anyone out there provide me with the ane
>  on how to improve the stability of the antibiotic?
> Thanks

Make it fresh, or store it frozen. If you are doing enzyme assays I
would advise making it fresh. It is very cheap and only takes a minute
or two in order to way some out for fresh substrate.

Michael Benedik               benedik at
Biochemical Sciences
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-5934

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