POLYESTER FILM STRIPS COATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHIC GELATIN CONTAINING IMMOBILIZED GLUCOSE-OXIDASE HARDENED BY CHROMIUM(III) SULFATE


ELCIN Y., AKBULUT U.

BIOMATERIALS, vol.13, no.3, pp.156-161, 1992 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0142-9612(92)90064-u
  • Title of Journal : BIOMATERIALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.156-161

Abstract

Glucose oxidase was immobilized into photographic gelatin hardened by chromium(III) sulphate. The enzyme-gelatin mixture was coated on polyester film strips which allowed easy and simple handling during assays. The effect of gelatin and cross-linker concentrations on water content and enzymatic activity was studied. The effect of pH during immobilization and that of incubation temperature on maximum activity were examined- Enzyme leakage tests were carried out during reuse number studies. Consecutive use of strips followed by washing and resting between uses were found to affect the reuse number. A maximum immobilization of 68% was reached under optimal conditions. Mechanical stability and leakage were found to be functions of gelatin and cross-linker concentrations. Photographic gelatin was found to have many capabilities with extraordinary characteristics as a carrier on immobilization.