A simple assay for 6-aminohexanoate-oligomer-hydrolase using N-(4-nitrophenyl)-6-aminohexanamide
We synthesized N-(4-nitrophenyl)-6-aminohexanamide (AHpNA) and used it as a substrate in a kinetic study of 6-aminohexanoate-hydrolase (NylB), a nylon oligomer-hydrolyzing enzyme. NylBs derived from Arthrobacter sp. KI72 and Pseudomonas sp. NK87 hydrolyzed AHpNA as well as a 6-aminohexanoic acid dimer, a known substrate for NylB. The Km values of the NylB from Arthrobacter sp. KI72 and Pseudomonas sp. NK87 for AHpNA were 0.5 mM and 2.0 mM, respectively.
Journal: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering - Volume 114, Issue 6, December 2012, Pages 586–588