Title of article :
C-Terminal truncation of α 1,6-fucosyltransferase from Rhizobium sp. does not annul the transferase activity of the enzyme Original Research Article
Agatha Bastida، نويسنده , , Alfonso Fern?ndez-Mayoralas، نويسنده , , Eduardo Garcia-Junceda، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2002
Recently we have over-expressed the enzyme α 1,6-fucosyltransferase from Rhizobium sp. in Escherichia coli. In this heterologous system the enzyme was mainly expressed as inclusion bodies and the one that was expressed soluble showed a short-lasting activity in solution due to precipitation of the protein. A structural analysis of the sequence using the TMpred program predicted a highly hydrophobic region of 19 aa close to the C-terminal of the protein. In order to investigate the influence of this region on the formation of inclusion bodies and the precipitation from solution, we cloned a truncated version of the protein where a C-terminal fragment of 65 aa, including the predicted transmembrane-like region, was removed. The resulting protein was expressed in a soluble form without formation of inclusion bodies. The truncated protein catalyzed the transfer of a fucopyranosyl moiety from GDP-β-l-Fucose to chitobiose. Comparison of the acceptor specificity between the truncated α 1,6-fucosyltransferase and the wild-type enzyme, showed a similar behavior for both enzymes. Our results indicate that the active center is not located in the C-terminal extreme of the protein in contrast to the case of the mammalian glycosyltransferases. Also, these results indicate that the α-6-motif III is not directly involved in the catalytic activity of the enzyme.
Journal title :
Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry