|Tyagi, R. K.; Datta, K.
|A rapid, high-yield purification of L-alanine:4,5-dioxovalerate transaminase from rat kidney mitochondria using an improved enzyme assay method
|Protein Expr Purif
|The present report documents an improved enzyme assay method for the mammalian L-alanine:4,5-dioxovalerate transaminase which is of significant utility in work with crude tissue homogenates, cell cultures, or purified enzyme preparations. We also describe a new and rapid purification procedure for this enzyme from rat kidney mitochondria. The three-step procedure involves the use of digitonin and lubrol for mitochondrial matrix preparation and L-alanine-Sepharose 4B column chromatography followed by gel filtration on Sepharose 6B. By this procedure it is possible to obtain a highly purified enzyme preparation in a relatively short time with a 37.5% yield.