GIULIETTI Ana Maria
congresos y reuniones científicas
Rol potencial de la H6H en la industra farmacéutica
CARDILLO, A.; RODRIGUEZ TALOU, J; GIULIETTI, A.M.
Mar del Plata
Congreso; XLIII Reunion Anual - SAIB; 2007
Plants produce compounds of interest in medicine. The South American native plant, , produces tropane alkaloids including hyoscyamine and scopolamine. The anticholinergic properties of them made both alkaloids the most important of the group. Scopolamine is widely used due to the fewer side effects generated. Hyoscyamine 6 -hydroxylase (H6H, EC 18.104.22.168) is the enzyme responsible for the conversion of hyoscyamine into scopolamine. In this work we report the expression of H6H enzyme in as a potential tool for the industrial production of scopolamine. The cDNA was cloned into the pYES2 and the pYES2.1-TOPO TA vectors. The constructions were introduced by chemical transformation in CEN PK2. The enzyme was expressed 4 hs after induction with galactose as it was observed in Western blot analysis. The enzyme in vitro activity assay is being carried out according to the bibliography described methods using crude and IMAC semi-purified enzyme preparations. For the assay analysis it was developed an HPLC method able to detect and quantify low concentrations of alkaloids. It was possible to detect less than 2 ppm of both alkaloids with a 2.6 resolution factor.