Molecular and Functional Characterization of Polynucleotide Phosphorylase from the Antarctic Eubacterium Pseudoalteromonas haloplanktis
Polyribonucleotide phosphorilase from the psychrophilic Antarctic eubacterium Pseudoalteromonas haloplanktis (PhPNPase) has been purified. This enzyme catalyzes both the RNA polymerisation and degradation reaction, showing the highest activity at temperatures below 40°C. PhPNPase is quite sensitive to heat treatment and it is endowed with remarkable halotolerance.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2009-09-01
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