[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Indole-3-glycerol phosphate synthase (IGPS) plays an important role in the survival of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The trpC gene, encoding IGPS, is essential for the growth of M. tuberculosis. It was expressed at the transcriptional level in cultured M. tuberculosis. The recombinant IGPS with an added His-tag was purified. The His-tag was found to have a small effect on the biochemical properties of IGPS. IGPS is a monofunctional enzyme in M. tuberculosis. Recombinant IGPS has considerable beta-pleated sheet and is relatively compact. The enzyme activity is significantly inhibited by denaturants and antibiotics, suggesting that IGPS may be a novel potential drug target of M. tuberculosis.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Pyrroline-5-carboxylate reductase (P5CR) plays an important role in the survival of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and is related to virulence of this pathogen. RT-PCR analysis indicated that proC, encoding P5CR, was expressed at the transcriptional level cultured in vitro. The His-rMtP5CR with an N-terminal His-tag (His-rMtP5CR) was firstly purified in Escherichia coli and rMtP5CR was obtained by removal of the N-terminal fusion partner using enterokinase. His-rMtP5CR had considerable beta-pleated sheet analyzed by circular dichroism spectroscopy. The effect of pH, temperature, cations, denaturants, and detergents on the purified enzyme activity and stability was characterized. The N-terminal fusion partner was found to have very little effect on the biochemical properties of P5CR.
Protein Expression and Purification 02/2006; 45(1):241-8. · 1.43 Impact Factor