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Catalytic and fibrinolytic properties of recombinant urokinase plasminogen activator from E. coli, mammalian, and yeast cells.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11150590     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The enzymatic and fibrinolytic properties of glycosylated and nonglycosylated recombinant human pro-urokinase (pro-UK) produced in yeast Pichia pastoris were characterized and compared with those of Escherichia coli and mammalian cell-derived pro-UK. Among the five different forms of pro-UK, the yeast glycosylated pro-UK was activated by plasmin with the lowest catalytic efficiency (kcat/Km). The yeast glycosylated urokinase (UK) also had the highest Km in its activation of Glu-plasminogen, and had a substantially lower fibrinolytic activity than the other four forms. These findings suggest that the poly-mannose on Asn-302 of yeast glycosylated pro-UK interfered with its activation by plasmin and its binding interaction with plasminogen. By contrast to plasminogen, the activation of the small synthetic substrate, S2444, was comparable for all five forms of recombinant UK. It is concluded that the glycosyl residue on pro-UK/UK is functionally important and modulates its activatability and its catalytic efficiency against its natural substrate. Therefore, pro-UK from different expression systems cannot be assumed to have comparable fibrinolytic activities.
P Wang; J Zhang; Z Sun; Y Chen; V Gurewich; J N Liu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thrombosis research     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0049-3848     ISO Abbreviation:  Thromb. Res.     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-06     Completed Date:  2001-02-08     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326377     Medline TA:  Thromb Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  461-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Nanjing University, 210093, Nanjing, People's Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Fibrinolytic Agents / pharmacology
Plasminogen Activators / genetics,  pharmacology*
Recombinant Proteins / genetics,  pharmacology*
Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Species Specificity
Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator / genetics,  pharmacology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fibrinolytic Agents; 0/Recombinant Proteins; EC 3.4.21.-/Plasminogen Activators; EC Plasminogen Activator

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