A liquid chromatographic method with on-line activity determination for microperoxidases has been developed. After enzymatic digestion of a cytochrome, possibly under formation of microperoxidases, the product mixture is separated by reversed-phase liquid chromatography. The products first pass a diode-array detector, and are then subjected to a reaction with 4-(N-methylhydrazino)-7-nitro-2,1,3-benzooxadiazole (MNBDH) and hydrogen peroxide. In a reaction coil, microperoxidases catalyze the reaction under formation of the fluorescent 4-(N-methylamino)-7-nitro-2,1,3-benzooxadiazole (MNBDA). Quantification of the microperoxidases is performed using a fluorescence detector at an excitation wavelength of 470 nm and an emission wavelength of 545 nm, respectively. For this LC-based detection system, limits of detection are 3 × 10−8 mol/L, limits of quantification are 9 × 10−8 mol/L, and a linear range from 9 × 10−8 mol/L to 3 × 10−6 mol/L is obtained for the microperoxidases MP-9 and MP-11. A highly active microperoxidase MP-6 was found in the reaction of cytochrome c from bovine heart with protease from streptomyces griseus.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of chromatography. B: Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
- MS detection
- Post-column derivatization
- Fluorescence detection