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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007 Nov 23;363(3):525-30. Epub 2007 Sep 10.

Cloning and characterization of GDP-perosamine synthetase (Per) from Escherichia coli O157:H7 and synthesis of GDP-perosamine in vitro.

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State Key Laboratory of Microbial Technology, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong 250100, China.

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  • Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2009 Dec 25;390(4):1428.


GDP-perosamine synthetase (Per, E.C. not yet classified) is important to the synthesis of Escherichia coli O157:H7 O-antigen. The mutant in per gene can disrupt the synthesis of O157 O-antigen. In this study, GDP-perosamine synthetase was cloned from E. coli O157:H7 and over-expressed in E. coli BL21 (DE3). The recombinant His-tagged Per fusion protein was a decamer with molecular weight of 431 kDa. The optimal pH value of this recombinant protein was 7.5. The divalent ions had no significant effect on Per-catalyzed reaction. The K(m) and K(cat)/K(m) for GDP-4-keto-6-deoxy-d-mannose were 0.09 mM and 2.1 x 10(5)M(-1)S(-1), and those for l-glutamate were 2mM and 0.52 x 10(5)M(-1)S(-1), respectively. Per was used to synthesize GDP-perosamine from GDP-mannose together with recombinant GDP-mannose dehydratase (GMD, E.C. The purified GDP-perosamine was identified by MS and NMR. In summary, this work provided a feasible approach for the synthesis of GDP-perosamine which can lead to the study of LPS biosynthesis of pathogenic E. coli O157:H7.

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