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Effect of Ca2+ on Beta-Propeller Phytases

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Beta-propeller phytases (BPPs) are a special class of enzyme that are mainly isolated from Bacillus and are widely used in animal nutrition, human health and environmental protection. BPPs class exhibits both unique Ca2+- dependent catalytic property and highly strict substrate specificity for the calcium-phytate complex. This review describes the effect of Ca2+ on the catalytic activity, thermal stability, and structural conformation of BPPs.

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Keywords: Bacillus; Ca2+; Phytase; dimensional conformation; thermal stability

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2008-01-01

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