To improve the activity of covalently immobilized glucose isomerase, the effects of glucose isomerase pretreatment with d-glucose or d-xylose prior to immobilization were investigated. Glucose isomerase was pretreated with d-glucose or d-xylose to prevent loss of activity, followed by immobilization on a silica gel surface. Pretreated immobilized glucose isomerase (PIGI) with 2.0M d-xylose (194.0 U/g matrix) had higher activity than PIGIs with d-glucose. The optimal temperature, reaction time, and agitation speed for glucose isomerase pretreatment were 60°C, 45 min, and 200 rpm, respectively. Consequently, the activity of PIGI with d-xylose was 254.9 U/g matrix, which is about 2.5 times higher than that of non-pretreated immobilized glucose isomerase (non-PIGI). PIGI also showed better reusability than non-PIGI, with 75.2% of its original activity being retained after 10 reuses.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2011 Apr|
- Glucose Isomerase
- Silica Gel
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)