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Biochim Biophys Acta. 1989 Apr 12;1007(3):334-42.

Construction and expression of human aldolase A and B expression plasmids in Escherichia coli host.

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  • 1Department of Biochemistry, Saga Medical School, Japan.


E. coli expression plasmids for human aldolases A and B (EC have been constructed from the pIN-III expression vector and their cDNAs, and expressed in E. coli strain JM83. Enzymatically active forms of human aldolase have been generated in the cells when transfected with either pHAA47, a human aldolase A expression plasmid, or pHAB 141, a human aldolase B expression plasmid. These enzymes are indistinguishable from authentic enzymes with respect to molecular size, amino acid sequences at the NH2- and COOH-terminal regions, the Km for substrate, fructose 1,6-bisphosphate and the activity ratio of fructose 1,6-bisphosphate/fructose 1-phosphate (FDP/F1P), although net electric charge and the Km for FDP of synthetic aldolase B differed from those for a previously reported human liver aldolase B. In addition, both the expressed aldolases A and B complement the temperature-sensitive phenotype of the aldolase mutant of E. coli h8. These data argue that the expressed aldolases are structurally and functionally similar to the authentic human aldolases, and would provide a system for analysis of the structure-function relationship of human aldolases A and B.

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