Magnetic-propelled Fe3O4-chitosan carriers enhance l-asparaginase catalytic activity: a promising strategy for enzyme immobilization

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ATEŞ B., Ulu A., KÖYTEPE S., Ali Noma S. A. A., KOLAT V. S., İZGİ T.

RSC ADVANCES, vol.8, no.63, pp.36063-36075, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 63
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1039/c8ra06346j
  • Journal Name: RSC ADVANCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.36063-36075
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Magnetic-propelled carriers comprising magnetic Fe3O4-chitosan nanoparticles were immobilized with l-asparaginase (l-ASNase). The enzyme displayed enhanced catalytic activity in a weak magnetic field, and thermal and pH stabilities. The conjugated l-ASNase presented higher thermostability and wider range of pH stability in comparison with those of free l-ASNase. Moreover, the reusability of conjugated l-ASNase significantly improved after immobilization and it retained 60.5% of its initial activity after undergoing 16 cycles. The conjugated l-ASNase maintained more than 50% and 48% initial activity after 4 weeks of storage at 4 degrees C and room temperature, respectively. Furthermore, we reveal that the activity of conjugated l-ASNase onto magnetic Fe3O4-chitosan particles increased by about 3-fold in the weak magnetic field at certain frequencies and flux density compared with that of free l-ASNase. Considering these excellent attributes, the magnetic-propelled mechanism in the transporting and activation of l-ASNase can be used by enhancing the catalytic activity, stability, and efficiency in vital implications for medicinal biotechnology.