o In the present communication, we report on the expression and characterisation in Escherichia coli of mutant derivatives of saporin, a type 1 ribosome-inactivating protein from Saponaria officinalis L. The effects of substitution of Glu 176 with Lys and those of deletion of 19 amino acids at the C-terminal were evaluated both in vivo, testing the influence of expressed proteins on bacterial growth and in vitro measuring their N-glycosidase and supercoiled DNA relaxation activities. Results indicate that both modifications of the wild-type protein abolish its toxicity to bacterial cells and impair its enzymatic activity on polynucleotide substrates, either RNA or DNA.

Expression and characterization in E.coli of mutant forms of saporin

POMA, Anna Maria Giuseppina;SPANO', LAURA
2005-01-01

Abstract

o In the present communication, we report on the expression and characterisation in Escherichia coli of mutant derivatives of saporin, a type 1 ribosome-inactivating protein from Saponaria officinalis L. The effects of substitution of Glu 176 with Lys and those of deletion of 19 amino acids at the C-terminal were evaluated both in vivo, testing the influence of expressed proteins on bacterial growth and in vitro measuring their N-glycosidase and supercoiled DNA relaxation activities. Results indicate that both modifications of the wild-type protein abolish its toxicity to bacterial cells and impair its enzymatic activity on polynucleotide substrates, either RNA or DNA.
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