An Esterase with β-lactamase Activity

Mark Jones, Michael I. Page

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Porcine liver esterase selectively catalyses the hydrolysis of the β-lactam of the methyl ester of benzylpenicillin with a K cat/Km of 675 dm3 mol-1 s -1 and without hydrolysing the methyl ester function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-317
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1991


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