Co-immobilization of glucose oxidase (EC 188.8.131.52) and catalase (EC 1. 11.1.6) on non-porus glass surfaces using γ-aminopropyltriethoxysilane and polyethyleneimine as an activator and gluteraldehyde as cross linking agent has been carried out for its potential use. Polyethyleneimine was found to be a superior immobilization activator than γ-aminopropyltriethoxysilane. In present study, the effects of rough and smooth beads and optimization of the ratio of enzyme concentrations, activator material and concentration of the cross linking agent were investigated using response surface technology. With optimized concentration of glucose oxidase to catalase ratio (0.97), polyethyleneimine (150 mg/l) and gluteraldehyde (15 ml), the effect of glass bead concentration for maximum immobilization yield was investigated. Central composite optimization strategy with 16 experiments increased immobilization yield from 82.63% to 92.74%. It was observed that 0.3 ml of beads per 120 U of glucose oxidase were necessary for higher immobilization yield.
- glucose oxidase
- nonporous glass