Molecular weights of trypsin, chymotrypsin, and lipase from anterior intestine and pyloric caeca of Totoaba macdonaldi were evaluated, as well as optimum temperature and pH for activity of the proteases. Trypsin was 24.1 kDa and effectively hydrolyzed Nα-benzoyl-DL-arginine 4-nitroanilide hydrochloride at optimum pH and temperature of 8 and 65°C, respectively. Chymotrypsin was 25.9 kDa and showed higher hydrolytic activity for N-benzoyl-L-tyrosine ethyl ester at pH 8 and 45°C, with a wider range of statistically similar activity values. Two pancreatic lipases of 70.2 and 47.5 kDa were detected, which could be the uncleaved and the final form of a colipase-dependent pancreatic lipase, since enzyme activity was detected without supplementation of bile salts and supplementing them inhibited activity.
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- enzymatic activity
- pancreatic lipase
- Totoaba macdonaldi