Extracellular and intracellular nucleases in staphylococcus aureus

D. S. Pradhan, J. K. Kohli, M. S. Patil, V. N. Pandey

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Staphylococcus aureus synthesizes two kinds of intracellular nucleases besides the well-known heat-stable extracellular nuclease. Apparently, these intracellular enzymes have many properties in common with the extracellular nuclease implying that they may have precursor-product relationships. To get an insight into the relationships (if any) the enzymes were purified and their properties were compared. Detailed analysis of the properties together with immunological studies indicated that the enzymes are distinct from one another, so neither of the intracellular nucleases could be a precursor for the extracellular nuclease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)429-439
Number of pages11
JournalThe Journal of General and Applied Microbiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology


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