A new affinity chromatography using yeast invertase-Sepharose 4B for purification of plant endo-β-N-acetylglucosaminidases

Yoshinobu Kimura, Sayuri Matsuo, Hirotaka Inoue, Satoshi Harada, Kengo Nakata

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


For the purification of plant endo-β-N-acetylglucosaminidase, in this report, we introduce a new affinity chromatography using the reduced and carboxymethylated yeast invertase (cm-YI) as a ligand. Two plant endo-β-N-acetylglucosaminidases (endo-LE from tomato fruits (Kimura, Y., et al. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1381, 27-36 (1998)) and endo-GB from Ginkgo biloba seeds (Kimura, Y., et al. Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem., 62, 253-261 (1998)) could completely bind to the high-mannose type N-glycans linked to the immobilized yeast invertase and the activities of both enzymes could be recovered by increasing the concentration of NaCl. By using this purification procedure with some other purification procedures, endo-LE could be purified 1,700-fold and endo-GB was purified to apparent homogeneity at 63 kDa as reported previously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)948-950
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1999



  • Affinity chromatography
  • Endo-β-N-acetylglucosaminidase
  • Ginkgo biloba
  • Lycopersicon esculentum
  • Yeast invertase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Cite this