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Enhancement of Streptomyces transglutaminase activity and pro-peptide cleavage efficiency by introducing linker peptide in the C-terminus of the pro-peptide.
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PMID:  23344500     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Streptomyces transglutaminase (TGase) has been widely used in food, pharmaceutical and textile industries. Streptomyces TGase is naturally synthesized as zymogen (pro-TGase), which is then processed to produce active enzyme by removing its N-terminal pro-peptide. Although the pro-peptide is essential for TGase folding and secretion, few studies have been reported on improving the properties of TGase by pro-peptide engineering. In this study, we developed a new approach to improve the properties of TGase based on pro-peptide engineering. When the α-helix(37G-42S) in pro-peptide was substituted with three glycines and three alanines respectively, the mutants exhibited higher specific activity and the efficiency of pro-peptide cleavage was enhanced. To further improve the properties of TGase, relevant mutations were constructed by introducing linker peptides in the C-terminus of the pro-peptide. Mutants with GS (GGGGS) and PT (PTPPTTPT) linker peptide exhibited 1.28 fold and 1.5 fold higher specific activity than the wild-type enzyme, respectively. This new method could be used to improve the properties of TGase by pro-peptide modification, which is a promising technology for creating unique TGase with various beneficial properties.
Kangkang Chen; Song Liu; Guangsheng Wang; Dongxu Zhang; Guocheng Du; Jian Chen; Zhongping Shi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of industrial microbiology & biotechnology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-5535     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9705544     Medline TA:  J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
School of Biotechnology, Jiangnan University, 1800 Lihu Road, Wuxi, 214122, China,
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