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type Journal Article
authors Dwivedi, C. M.; Ragin, R. C.; Uren, J. R.
title Cloning, purification, and characterization of beta-cystathionase from Escherichia coli
journal Biochemistry
ui CpccE
year (1982)
volume 21
number 13
pages 3064-9
keywords Amino Acids/analysis
abstract The Clarke-Carbon clone bank of hybrid plasmid Escherichia coli DNA has been screened for plasmids able to complement an E. coli strain deficient for the production of beta-cystathionase. Clone 4-14 had the ability to complement a deletion mutation at this locus and expressed higher levels of beta-cystathionase than the wild-type strain. The transfer of the plasmid carried by this clone to a strain that constitutively expresses all the enzymes of the methionine biosynthetic pathway results in 100-fold overproduction of beta-cystathionase as compared to wild-type levels. With use of this strain, an efficient three-step purification scheme is described that gives 90% pure enzyme in 54% yield with a specific activity of 215 IU/mg. This enzyme is characterized as to molecular weight (280 000), number of subunits (six), pyridoxal phosphate binding (5.7 mol of pyridoxal phosphate bound/mol of protein, Km of 0.005 mM), amino acid composition, substrate specificity, and kinetic properties.
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