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type Journal Article
authors Hoch, S. O.
title Isolation and characterization of two tryptophan biosynthetic enzymes, indoleglycerol phosphate synthase and phosphoribosyl anthranilate isomerase, from Bacillus subtilis
journal J Bacteriol
ui 79216230
year (1979)
volume 139
number 2
pages 362-8.
keywords Anthranilic Acids
abstract Two of the enzymes responsible for tryptophan biosynthesis in Bacillus subtilis have been extensively purified. These proteins are indole-3- glycerol phosphate synthase and N-(5'-phosphoribosyl) anthranilate isomerase. By comparison to the non-differentiating enteric bacteria in which these two enzymes are fused into a single polypeptide, the isolation of the indoleglycerol phosphate synthase and phosphoribosyl anthranilate isomerase from B. subtilis has demonstrated that the two proteins are separate species in this organism. The two enzymes were clearly separable by anion-exchange chromatography without any significant loss of activity. Molecular weights were determined for both enzymes by gel filtration and sodium dodecyl sulfate-slab gel electrophoresis, and indicated that the indoleglycerol phosphate synthase is the slightly larger of the two proteins. The minimum molecular weight for indoleglycerol phosphate synthase was 23,500, and that for phosphoribosyl anthranilate isomerase was 21,800. Both enzymes have been examined as to conditions necessary to achieve maximal activity of their individual functions and to maintain that activity.
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