Fully unadenylylated glutamine synthetase (GS) from the endophytic bacterium Azospirillum brasilense Sp245 was isolated and purified. The enzyme was electrophoretically homogeneous and contained strongly bound metal ions, which could not be removed by dialysis. Mn2+, Mg2+, and Co2+ were found to be effective in supporting biosynthetic activity of the A. brasilense GS. Some kinetic properties of Mn2+-activated and Mg2+-activated unadenylylated GS were characterized. Circular dichroism analysis of the enzyme showed that the A. brasilense GS is a highly structured protein: 59% of its residues form alpha -helices and 13% beta -strands. Removal of the metal ions from the A. brasilense GS by treatment with EDTA resulted in alterations in the enzyme secondary structure.
|Titolo:||Influence of divalent cations on the catalytic properties and secondary structure of unadenylylated glutamine synthetase from Azospirillum brasilense|
|Autori interni:||VANONI, MARIA ANTONIETTA|
|Parole Chiave:||Azospirillum brasilense; Glutamine synthetase; Metals; Secondary structure|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/10 - Biochimica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2001|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|