Partial NH2- and COOH-terminal sequence and cyanogen bromide peptide analysis of Escherichia coli sn-glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase.
The sn-glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase from Escherichia coli, an integral membrane protein whose activity is dependent on phospholipids, was purified to near homogeneity (Green, P. R., Merrill, A. H., Jr., and Bell, R. M., (1981) J. Biol. Chem. 256, 11151-11159). Determination of a partial NH2-terminal sequence and the COOH terminus permitted alignment of the polypeptide on the sequenced sn-glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase structural gene (Lightner, V. A., Bell, R. M., and Modrich, P. (1983) J. Biol. Chem. 258, 10856-10861). Processing of the sn-glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase is apparently limited to the removal of the NH2-terminal formylmethionine. Thirteen of 27 possible cyanogen bromide peptides predicted from the DNA sequence were purified, characterized, and assigned to their location in the primary structure. Three peptides located at positions throughout the sequence were partially sequenced by automated Edman degradation. The partial sequence analysis of the homogeneous sn-glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase is fully in accord with the primary structure inferred from the DNA sequence.
Green, PR; Vanaman, TC; Modrich, P; Bell, RM
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