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Inhibitory activity of Image -asparaginase from Mycobcacterium tuberculosis on Yoshida ascites sarcoma in rats

Subba Reddy, VV and Jayaram, HN and Sirsi, M and Ramakrishnan, T (1969) Inhibitory activity of Image -asparaginase from Mycobcacterium tuberculosis on Yoshida ascites sarcoma in rats. In: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 132 (1). pp. 262-267.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0003-9861(69)90361-0

Abstract

The antitumor activity of Image -asparagine amidohydrolases (EC 3.5.1.1) from Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv and H37Ra strains has been tested on Yoshida ascites sarcoma in rats. The enzyme specific to M. tuberculosis H37Ra but not to H37Rv has proved to be effective in inhibiting the growth of the sarcoma. Comparative studies on the activity of this enzyme with that of similar enzyme from Escherichia coli B, has shown that at the same levels the former is more effective than the latter. Long-lived immunity to this tumor in A/IISc Wistar rats following treatment of tumor bearing animals with M. tuberculosis H37Ra, pH 9.6 Image -asparaginase has been observed. Immunity in these rats was demonstrated by tumor rejection and detection of humoral antibodies in the sera to the antigen of the cell-free extract of the tumor. The enzyme was ineffective in inhibiting fibrosarcoma in mice at the dose levels tested.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
Depositing User: Ms TV Yashodha
Date Deposited: 17 May 2010 06:52
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:05
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/27642

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