Standard procedures for the purification of phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase were modified by the addition of an affinity chromatography step utilizing immobilized S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine and by use of preparative isoelectric focusing. Enzyme derived from bovine adrenal medullae was bound to S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine agarose, and could be eluted with 0.1 M NaCl. Concentrations of S-adenosyl-L-methionine as high as 10 mM were ineffective in eluting the enzyme. Preparative isoelectric focusing of bovine phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase showed a single peak with the pI = 4.95. The potential use of immobilized S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine in the differential separation of phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase from other methyltransferase enzymes is discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - May 16 1983|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology