Guy, G.R., Daniel, R.M. (1982). The purification and some properties of a stereospecific D-asparaginase from an extremely thermophilic bacterium, Thermus aquaticus. Biochemical Journal, 203, 787-790.
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A specific D-asparaginase was isolated and crystallized from Thermus aquaticus strain T351. It is present in larger amounts than the L-asparaginase. The enzyme has a molecular weight of 60 000, an isoelectric point of 4.8 and a Km of 2 mM. It has 6 disulphide bonds/molecule, and a histidine residue at the active site. It is inhibited by keto acids and by high salt concentrations.