Tyrosinase inhibition kinetics of anisic acid
Chen, Q. X.
Calderon, J. S.
Cespedes, C. L.
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Anisic acid (p-methoxybenzoic acid) was characterized as a tyrosinase inhibitor from aniseed, a common food spice. It inhibited the oxidation of L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA) catalyzed by tyrosinase with an IC(50) of 0.60 mm. The inhibition of tyrosinase by anisic acid is a reversible reaction with residual enzyme activity. This phenolic acid was found to be a classical noncompetitive inhibitor and the inhibition constant K(I) was obtained as 0.603 mm. Anisic acid also inhibited the hydroxylation of L-tyrosine catalyzed by tyrosinase. The lag phase caused by the monophenolase activity was lengthened and the steady-state activity of the enzyme was decreased by anisic acid.