A nitrite-oxidizing enzyme was isolated (1300-fold purification, 15% yield) from Candida rugosa IFO 0591 using a reaction mixture containing glucose oxidase and glucose. The enzyme (molecular weight 220, 000) consisted of four identical subunits with molecular weight of 58, 000. It showed absorption maxima at 277 and 405 nm with small peaks at 492, 535, and 625 nm. The spectrum was not altered by the addition of dithionite. These and other properties suggested that the enzyme was catalase and that the nitrite-oxidizing reaction was dependent on its peroxidase activity. Some aspects of the nitrite oxidation by the purified enzyme and various preparations of C. rugosa are described.
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