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Table 1 Comparison of  Plasmodium  SHMT production from auto-induction and LB-IPTG media

From: Plasmodium serine hydroxymethyltransferase as a potential anti-malarial target: inhibition studies using improved methods for enzyme production and assay

Properties PfSHMT PvSHMT
  LB-IPTGa Auto-induction LB-IPTGb Auto-induction
Cell paste (g/litre media culture) 5.13 14.30 3.62 17.26
Specific activity of SHMT in crude lysate (unit/mg protein) 0.02 0.08 0.16 0.18
Total amount of purified protein (mg protein/g cell paste) 0.69 0.52 1.44 1.70
Total amount of purified protein (mg/litre media culture) 3.53 7.38 10.48 29.29
  1. a and b; data from [6] and [7], respectively.
  2. The data shown are derived from a single protein preparation. The values reported are reproducible well in routine protein preparations and deviate less than 20%.