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A novel Nα-acetyl alanine aminopeptidase from Allomyces arbuscula

Gabriel, Jean-Marc
Published in Biochimie. 2002, vol. 84, no. 4, p. 309-319
Abstract An Nα-acetyl alanine aminopeptidase has been purified from the aquatic fungus Allomyces arbuscula. The apparent molecular mass of the enzyme was estimated to be 280 kDa by gel filtration through calibrated Sephacryl S300 column. In SDS-PAGE, the purified enzyme appeared as a single band of Mr 80 kDa. Catalytic activity of the enzyme was inhibited by specific serine protease inhibitors, 3,4-DCI and APMSF, as well as SH reacting compounds, HgCl2 and iodoacetate, indicating that the enzyme is a serine protease with some functional SH group(s) involved in the catalytic reaction. 3H-DFP was used to label the reactive serine of the enzyme. When the labeled protein was analyzed in SDS-PAGE, most of the label appeared in the Mr 80 kDa band, however, a few additional faster migrating minor bands were also seen, probably representing a minor degradation product of the enzyme. The enzyme cleaved mainly Nα-acetlylated alanine, although a small but negligible activity was also obtained with acetylated leucine and phenylalanine. The role of the enzyme in N-end rule proteolysis is discussed
Keywords SerineNα-acetyl alanine aminopeptidaseZinc independent catalytic activityActive site labeling
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BETI, Raniera et al. A novel Nα-acetyl alanine aminopeptidase from Allomyces arbuscula. In: Biochimie, 2002, vol. 84, n° 4, p. 309-319. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:81673

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