In this study, cellulose acetate (CA)/polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and CA/PVP/Mn2+ nanofibers were produced by the electrospinning method, and these cellulose-derived membranes were used as carriers for arginase immobilization for the first time. The structural and morphological analysis of these cellulose-derived nanofibers were determined by attenuated total reflection-Fourier to transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). After the immobilization process, it was observed that the thermal properties of the cellulose-derived nanofibers especially improved. The optimum temperature value for free arginase was found to be 35 °C, and this value was found to be 40 °C for arginase immobilized cellulose-derived nanofibers. When the free arginase retained only about 35% of its activity at 50 °C and 60 °C after 60 min, arginase immobilized nanofibers protected 65% of their activity under the same conditions. In addition, arginase immobilized CA/PVP and CA/PVP/Mn2+ nanofibers managed to retain 50% of their activity even after 9 and 12 reuses, respectively.
IŞIK, CEYHUN and TEKE, MUSTAFA
"Fabrication of electrospun cellulose-derived nanofiber membranes with enhanced stability properties of arginase,"
Turkish Journal of Chemistry: Vol. 46:
4, Article 20.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/vol46/iss4/20