Catalase from bovine liver has been used for measuring the hydrogen peroxide conetent in cancer tissue homogenates.
It has also been used to test the effect of organophosphate insecticide chlorpyrifos-ethyl (CE) [0,0-diethyl 0 (3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate] on its enzyme activity.
Catalase from bovine liver is used for the following applications:
- Dielectrophoretic field-flow fractionation (DEP-FFF): It is a chromatographic method in which cell elution times reflect the positions of cells in a hydrodynamic flow profile under the control of sedimentation, DEP and hydrodynamic lift forces, FSED, FDEP and FHDL, respectively. The DEP-FFF buffer consists of catalase along with other ingrediants.
- GC-MS analyses.
- GC-FID analysis.5
- Functional analysis of blood vessel.
Catalase acts as a natural antioxidant to study the roles of reactive oxygen species in gene expression and apoptosis. It has also been used to protect against oxidative damage to proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Industrially, catalses have been used to remove hydrogen peroxide added to milk and cheese, in textile bleaching, and to examine its positive effects on the viability of DNA-repair mutants of E. coli.