LIMITED PROTEOLYSIS OF NADP-MALATE DEHYDROGENASE FROM PEA CHLOROPLAST BY AMINOPEPTIDASE-K YIELDS MONOMERS - EVIDENCE OF PROTEOLYTIC DEGRADATION OF NADP-MALATE DEHYDROGENASE DURING PURIFICATION FROM PEA

Autor(en): KAMPFENKEL, K
Stichwörter: (PEA CHLOROPLAST); Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Biophysics; LEAVES; LIGHT; METABOLISM; NADP-MALATE DEHYDROGENASE; PHOTOSYNTHESIS; PROTEIN STRUCTURE; PROTEOLYSIS; QUANTITATION; SEQUENCE; THIOREDOXIN
Erscheinungsdatum: 1992
Herausgeber: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Journal: BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA
Volumen: 1156
Ausgabe: 1
Startseite: 71
Seitenende: 77
Zusammenfassung: 
NADP-malate dehydrogenase (L-malate: NADP oxidoreductase, EC 1.1.1.82) from leaves of Pisum sativum has been purified to homogeneity, as judged by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. In the crude leaf extract and in the absence of protease inhibitors in the isolation medium, the N-terminus of NADP-MDH was found to be highly susceptible to proteolysis. Evidence of proteolysis during purification includes observations of reduced subunit size on SDS-PAGE and reduced specific activity. Experiments were carried out to investigate the function of the N-terminal amino acid sequence extension of NADP-MDH. Limited proteolysis of highly active (600 units/mg protein) NADP-MDH using aminopeptidase K yielded catalytically active monomers of 34.7 kDa. The results support the conclusions that the N-terminal region is located at the surface of the protein, and that for maintenance of the native NADP-MDH dimer an N-terminal amino acid sequence is important.
ISSN: 00063002
DOI: 10.1016/0304-4165(92)90098-F

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