Characterization and comparison of soluble and immobilized pig muscle aldolases

Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 1985 Apr;11(2):91-100. doi: 10.1007/BF02798541.


Pig muscle aldolase was insolubilized by covalent attachment to a polyacrylamide matrix containing carboxylic functional groups. The catalytic activity of the Akrilex C-aldolase was 2014 units/g solid, i.e., an activity loss of only about 5% relative to the initial activity. The pH optimum for catalytic activity shifted form 7.25 to 7.5 and the apparent temperature optimum from 313 to 318 K. The Michaelis constant of the insolubilized enzyme was significantly higher than that of the soluble aldolase. Heat- and urea-inactivation experiments revealed that the immobilization increased the stability of the enzyme.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Catalysis
  • Enzymes, Immobilized / metabolism*
  • Fructose-Bisphosphate Aldolase / metabolism*
  • Hot Temperature
  • Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
  • Kinetics
  • Muscles / enzymology*
  • Protein Denaturation
  • Solubility
  • Swine
  • Temperature
  • Urea / pharmacology


  • Enzymes, Immobilized
  • Urea
  • Fructose-Bisphosphate Aldolase