An isozyme of earthworm serine proteases acts on hydrolysis of triacylglycerol

Nobuyoshi Nakajima, Manabu Sugimoto, Sadao Tsuboi, Hideaki Tsuji, Kohji Ishihara

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An enzyme catalyzing the hydrolysis of triacylglycerol was purified from an earthworm. The N-terminal amino acid sequence and the catalytic function of the purified enzyme were identical to those of Isozyme C, an isozyme of the earthworm-serine proteases. No other lipase proteins were found in the earthworm cells. The isozyme might act on the hydrolysis of triacylglycerol as well as the protein decomposition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2009-2011
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 23 2005


  • Earthworm
  • Hydrolysis
  • Lipase
  • Serine protease
  • Triacylglycerol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry


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