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type Journal Article
authors Perry, S.; Harries, H.; Scholfield, C.; Lock, T.; King, L.; Gibson, G.; Goldfarb, P.
title Molecular cloning and expression of a cDNA for human kidney cysteine conjugate beta-lyase
journal FEBS Lett
ui 95188952
year (1995)
volume 360
number 3
pages 277-80.
keywords Amino Acid Sequence
abstract Kidney cysteine conjugate beta-lyase (glutamine transaminase K, kyneurenine aminotransferase, EC metabolises the cysteine conjugates of certain halogenated alkenes and alkanes to form reactive metabolites which can produce nephrotoxicity and neurotoxicity in experimental animals and man. Using a combination of hybridisation screening and PCR techniques we have isolated a full-length cDNA for human kidney cysteine conjugate beta-lyase. Comparison of the deduced amino acid sequence with that of the rat enzyme indicated an 82% overall similarity, with 90% similarity around the pyridoxal phosphate binding site, many of the changes being conservative in nature. Expression of the cDNA in Cos-1 cells resulted in the production of a cytosolic enzyme which showed both cysteine conjugate beta-lyase and glutamine transminase K activity. Preliminary mapping of the gene for human cysteine conjugate beta-lyase by PCR analysis of genomic DNA from human-rodent hybrid cells indicated that it is located on human chromosome 9.
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