Lipoxygenase-like enzyme in bat testis microsomes

Irit Shahin, Shlomo Grossman, Benjamin Sredni

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Microsomes, separated from rat testes, were found capable of oxidizing linoleate and arachidonate. The enzyme activity was solubilized with 1% Triton X-100 in acetate buffer (pH 5.0) and purified by affinity chromatography. The overall purification from the starting preparation was approx. 40-fold. The affinity-purified enzyme was almost homogeneous as determined by electrophoresis in polyacrylamide gel. The enzyme was characterized as lipoxygenase-like from its spectrum, specificity, effect of linoleate on its fluorescence and linoleate oxidation products. Three types of compounds separated by thinlayer chromatography were generally present in the lipoxygenase-like enzyme reaction on linoleic acid: substrate fatty acid, polar by-products and hydroperoxides. The hydroperoxides were analyzed by infrared spectra and mass spectrometry and showed the presence of both 9- and 13-hydroxy isomers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-308
Number of pages9
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids
Issue number2
StatePublished - 25 May 1978


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