1. Monoamine oxidase from rat and human liver was purified to homogeneity by the criterion of polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis in the presence of sodium dodecyl sulphate. 2. The enzyme activity was extracted from mitochondrial preparations by Triton X-100. The enzyme was purified by (NH4)2SO4 fractionation followed by chromatography on DEAE-cellulose, Sepharose 6B, spheroidal hydroxyapatite, and finally chromatography on diazo-coupled tyramine-Sepharose. 3. Distinct differences occur in the chromatographic behaviour of the two enzymes on both DEAE-cellulose and spheroidal hydroxyapatite. 4. It is unlikely that the purification of the enzymes on tyramine-Sepharose is due to affinity chromatography and reasons for this are discussed. 5. The purified enzymes did not oxidize-5-hydroxytryptamine and the relative activities of the enzymes with benzylamine were increased approx. 1.25-fold compared with the enzyme activities of mitochondrial preparations. 6. Immunotitration of enzyme activity in extracts of mitochondrial preparations from rat liver was carried out with 5-hydroxytryptamine, tyramine and benzylamine. The enzyme activities were completely immunoprecipitated by the same volume of antiserum. Similar results were obtained with the antiserum to the enzyme from human liver.
Research Article| January 01 1977
Purification and immunochemical characterization of monoamine oxidase from rat and human liver
Biochem J (1977) 161 (1): 167–174.
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R G Dennick, R J Mayer; Purification and immunochemical characterization of monoamine oxidase from rat and human liver. Biochem J 1 January 1977; 161 (1): 167–174. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/bj1610167
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