A study on the surface hydrophobicity of lipases

Yoshiaki Sugimura, Kimitoshi Fukunaga, Takahiro Matsuno, Katsumi Nakao, Masahiro Goto, Fumiyuki Nakashio

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    Surface properties, including surface net and local hydrophobicities, of bovine serum albumin, γ-globulin, and six lipases of different origins were evaluated using the aqueous two-phase partitioning method. Each showed a specific and characteristic pattern of surface properties. Correlations between the protein surface hydrophobicities and the coverages of the proteins by lipid-coating with a synthetic detergent, dioleyl glucosyl L- glutamate, were discussed. The results indicated that the surface net hydrophobicity of each protein was indicative of the affinity of the protein for the coating detergent applied in lipid-coating. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science S.A.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)123-128
    Number of pages6
    JournalBiochemical Engineering Journal
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Biotechnology
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Bioengineering
    • Biomedical Engineering


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