Enhanced activity and stability of organophosphorus hydrolase via interaction with an amphiphilic polymer

Minkyu Kim, Manos Gkikas, Aaron Huang, Jeon Woong Kang, Nisaraporn Suthiwangcharoen, Ramanathan Nagarajan, Bradley D. Olsen

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Abstract

A simple approach to enhancing the activity and stability of organophosphorus hydrolase (OPH) is developed based on interactions between the hydrophobic poly(propylene oxide) (PPO) block of amphiphilic Pluronics and the enzyme. This strategy provides an efficient route to new formulations for decontaminating organophosphate neurotoxins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5345-5348
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume50
Issue number40
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 22 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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