Determination of the dissociation constants of pea diamine oxidase.Biochem Int. 1992 Feb; 26(1):87-96.BI
The activity of diamine oxidase [EC 126.96.36.199] (DAO) isolated from pea cotyledons was measured in Britton-Robinson buffers at pH range 5.0-9.6 by spectrophotometric method with E-1,4-diamino-2-butene as substrate. The enzyme has the highest activity at pH = 7.7 and in pH greater than 8.0 it is irreversible denaturated with time. The dissociation constants of the enzyme and enzyme-substrate complex were calculated by Dixon's method from plots of log Vmax, log KM and log Vmax/KM against pH. The pKEA = 6.5 suggests that histidine is in active site of DAO.