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type Journal Article
authors Khan, F.; Jala, V.R.; Rao, N.A.; Savithri, H.S.
title Characterization of recombinant diaminopropionate ammonia-lyase from Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium
journal Biochem Biophys Res Commun
sel selected
ui 12821154
year (2003)
volume 306
number 4
pages 1083-8
abstract Diaminopropionate ammonia-lyase gene from Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium was cloned and the overexpressed enzymes were purified to homogeneity. The k(cat) values, determined for the recombinant enzymes with DL-DAP, D-serine, and L-serine as substrates, showed that the enzyme from S. typhimurium was more active than that from E. coli and the K(m) values were found to be similar. The purified enzymes had an absorption maximum (lambda(max)) at 412 nm, typical of PLP dependent enzymes. A red shift in lambda(max) was observed immediately after the addition of 10mM DL-DAP, which returned to the original lambda(max) of 412 nm in about 4 min. This red shift might reflect the formation of an external aldimine and/or other transient intermediates of the reaction. The apoenzyme of E. coli and S. typhimurium prepared by treatment with L-cysteine could be partially (60%) reconstituted by the addition of PLP. The holo, apo, and the reconstituted enzymes were shown to be present as homo dimers by size exclusion chromatography.
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