Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 1997, Vol. 13 ›› Issue (03): 236-241.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB19970310

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Inhibition of Bioelectrochemical Activities of Polyaniline Uricase Electrode by Theophylline

Kan Jin-Qing,Qiao Yue-Dong,Mu Shao-Lin,Li Yong-Fang   

  1. Department of Chemistry,Teacher's College,Yangzhou University,Yangzhou 225002|Institute of Chemistry,Chinese Academy,Beijing 100080
  • Received:1996-09-09 Revised:1996-11-21 Published:1997-03-15
  • Contact: Kan Jin-Qing


 The effect of theophylline on the immobilized enzyme has been investigated using polyaniline uricase electrode. The activity of the immobilized uricase is markedly inhibited by theophylline. However, this is a reversible inhibition. In the presence of theophylline, the effect of pH on the response current of the enzyme electrode is different from that without theophylline; the response current of the enzyme electrode rapidly increase with increasing potential from 0.20-0.50V, and then increases slowly with further increasing potential. The activation energy of the enzyme-catalyzed reaction is 47.8kJ?mol-1 in the presence of theophylline, which is much larger than that without theophylline (29.9kJ?mol-1). This indicates that the path of the enzyme-catalyzed reaction was changed by theophylline.

Key words: Polyaniline, Uricase, Theophylline, Inhibition, Activation energy