Overexpression of catalytically active yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase in Escherichia
Bigl, M. | Eschrich, K.
E. coli expression plasmids for yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase (EC 184.108.40.206) as wild-type enzyme and as lacZ fusion protein have been constructed from a pUC vector and a fragment of genomic yeast DNA. Both proteins were overexpressed in E. coli strain TG2 as enzymatically active soluble forms and purified to homogeneity. While the wild-type enzyme is indistinguishable from the authentic yeast enzyme with respect to molecular size, specific activity and kinetic properties, the lacZ fusion protein behaves differently. Being a tetramer like the wild-type enzyme, the specific activity of the purified fusion protein is lower than that of the native enzyme. in contrast to the wild-type enzyme the fusion fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase is not inhibited by excess substrate. inhibition of the fusion protein by the most potent allosteric effectors of fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase, AMP and fructose 2,6-bisphosphate, is weaker than observed with the wild-type enzyme. The fusion protein but not the wild-type enzyme was found to bind to immobilized Procion Navy H-ER. This was employed to purify the fusion fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase by affinity chromatography. Polyclonal antibodies raised in rabbits against the fusion enzyme were found to cross-react with the wild-type enzyme, but not with E. coli proteins. Both fructose-1,6-bisphosphatases complement the fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase mutant DF656 of E. coli.Show more [+] Less [-]