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Biol Chem Hoppe Seyler. 1993 Jun;374(6):395-402.

Limited proteolysis of chloroplast glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (NADP) from Spinacia oleracea.

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Dipartimento di Biochimica, Università di Pavia, Italia.


The structural and functional properties of chloroplast glyceraldehyde-3-P-dehydrogenase I (D-Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate: NADP oxidoreductase (phosphorylating) EC from Spinacia oleracea were investigated by limited proteolysis. The enzyme is insensitive to trypsin and chymotrypsin, while Staphylococcus aureus V8 protease cleaves the C-terminal region of its subunits. Subunit A (36 kDa) is only partially cleaved at Glu 317. No intact subunit B (39 kDa) is found at the end of the proteolytic experiment: two forms are originated from this subunit which is cleaved at Glu 342 and Glu 320. Proteolytic cleavage at these sites does not significantly alter enzymatic activity, but leads to destabilization of the protein. Unlike the intact parent enzyme (600 kDa) the cleaved enzyme behaves as a 150-kDa species in size exclusion chromatography.

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