volume 19, issue 1, P15-19 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0141-0229(95)00171-9
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K. Sauber, W. Aretz, J. Meiwes, T. Wollmann

Abstract: An extracellular esterase from the actinomycetes Amycolatopsis orientalis was found by screening. It is capable of splitting the isomeric mixture (K/J) of (I, Scheme 1) into 7-amino-3-methoxymethyl-3-cephem-4-carboxylic acid, pivalic acid, and acetaldehyde with a high yield. The purified enzyme of 55.4 Kd by SDS-PAGE shows an N-terminal sequence of VRTCADLVRTYDLPGAVTH. The isoelectric point is 8.9 +/- 0.1. It can be immobilized with good yield to VA-Epoxy Biosynth. Besides the above-mentioned reaction, the est…

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