Time-dependent inactivation of immobilized glucose oxidase and catalase

Biotechnol Bioeng. 1987 Apr;29(6):705-13. doi: 10.1002/bit.260290607.


Homogeneous membranes containing immobilized glucose oxidase and catalase were stored in buffered solutions at 37 degrees C to determine the mechanisms and rates of catalyst inactivation. The experiments were designed so that inactivation occurred homogeneously throughout the membrane, thereby simplifying the analysis. The mechanism of inactivation is consistent with the reaction of hydrogen peroxide and certain catalytic intermediates of both enzymes. Based on this information, numerical simulations were developed that incorporate spatially heterogeneous catalytic and inactivation processes.