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Protein Expr Purif. 2002 Feb;24(1):56-60.

Overexpression of Escherichia coli genes encoding nucleoside phosphorylases in the pET/Bl21(DE3) system yields active recombinant enzymes.

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Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya 16/10, Moscow 117997, Russia. esipov@ibch.ru

Abstract

The Escherichia coli genes encoding purine nucleoside phosphorylase, uridine phosphorylase, and thymidine phosphorylase were cloned into pET plasmids to generate highly effective E. coli BL21(DE3) strains producing each of these enzymes. Optimum conditions for biosynthesis of each enzyme as a soluble protein with intact biological activity were found. The crude preparations are approximately 80% pure and can be used immediately for enzymatic transglycosylation. The enzyme preparations were purified to homogeneity by two steps including fractional precipitation with ammonium sulfate and subsequent chromatography on Sephadex G-100 and DEAE-Sephacel.

PMID:
11812223
DOI:
10.1006/prep.2001.1524
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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