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ISSN 1995-5537

Cover 4 2010

"Biotechnology" journal Vol. 3, No. 4, 2010
Р. 20-28, Bibliography 48, Ukrainian.
Universal Decimal classification: 577.152.34:577.151.5


О. V. Matselyukh, N. A. Nidyalkova, L. D. Varbanets

Institute of Microbiology and Virology of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv

Elastase is an enzyme out of the proteases class breaking down fiber that determines the mechanical properties of connective tissue. Elastases differ against each other according to their substrate specificity and catalytic properties. The information concerning ability to degrade elastin by enzymes extracted from various groups of microorganisms such as bacteria, actinomycetes and fungi are summarized in the article. The physical and chemical properties of elastase preparation have been examined. It has been considered the role of elastases in Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenicity.

Key words: microbial elastolytic enzymes, elastase, las cell-to-cell signaling system.

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