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J Antibiot (Tokyo). 1984 May;37(5):522-31.

Partial purification and catalytic properties of a bifunctional enzyme in the biosynthetic pathway of beta-lactams in Cephalosporium acremonium.

Abstract

The catalytic properties of the partially purified deacetoxycephalosporin C (DAOC)-synthetase and DAOC-hydroxylase from an industrial strain of Cephalosporium acremonium were studied. After mechanical breakage of the cells, purification was achieved by fractional (NH4)2SO4 precipitation, gel chromatography on Sephadex G-75, ion exchange chromatography on DEAE-Trisacryl M and two isoelectric focusing steps. The two enzyme activities could not be separated. Indirect evidence was obtained from SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of the purest fractions obtained by isoelectric focusing that the two reactions are catalyzed by a single enzyme with a molecular weight of 33,000 +/- 2,000 and a pI of 4.6 +/- 0.1. Both reactions require alpha-ketoglutarate, FeSO4, ascorbate and O2, whereas additional ATP shows only a slight stimulation.

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