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Cyclized subunits of the E. coli glucose transporter were produced in vivo by intein mediated trans-splicing. IIA(Glc) is a beta-sandwich protein, IICB(Glc) spans the membrane eight times. Genes encoding the circularly permuted precursors U(Cdelta)-IIA(Glc)-U(Ndelta) and U(Cdelta)-IICB(Glc)-U(Ndelta) were assembled from DNA fragments encoding the 3' and 5' segments of the recA intein of M. tuberculosis and crr and ptsG of E. coli, respectively. A 20-residues long, Ala-Pro rich linker peptide and/or a histidine tag were used to join the native N- and C-termini in the cyclized proteins. The cyclized proteins complemented growth of glucose auxotrophic strains. Purified, cyclized IIA(Glc) and IICB(Glc) had 100 and 25%, respectively, of wild-type glucose phosphotransferase activity. They had an increased electrophoretic mobility, which decreased upon linearization of the proteins with chymotrypsin. Cyclized IIA(Glc) displayed increased stability against temperature and GuHCl-induced unfolding (75 vs. 70 degrees C; 1.52 vs. 1.05 M).

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/s0301-4622(02)00012-1

Type

Journal article

Journal

Biophysical chemistry

Publication Date

05/2002

Volume

96

Pages

163 - 171

Addresses

Departement für Chemie und Biochemie, Universität Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

Keywords

Escherichia coli, Guanidine, Rec A Recombinases, Monosaccharide Transport Proteins, Membrane Proteins, Protein Subunits, Protein Splicing, Protein Conformation, Protein Denaturation, Structure-Activity Relationship, Cyclization, Solubility