Expression, purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray crystallographic analysis of fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolase from Escherichia coli

Fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolase is one of the most important enzymes in the glycolytic pathway and catalyzes the reversible cleavage of fructose-1,6-bisphosphate to dihydroxyacetone phosphate and glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate. The full-length fbaB gene encoding fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolase class I (FBPA I) was cloned from Escherichia coli strain BL21. FBPA I was overexpressed in E. coli and purified. Biochemical analysis found that the optimum reaction temperature of FBPA I is 330.5 K and that the enzyme has a high temperature tolerance. Crystals of recombinant FBPA I were obtained by the sitting-drop vapour-diffusion technique in a condition consisting of 19 mg ml−1 FBPA I in 0.1 M Tris pH 9.0, 10%(w/v) polyethylene glycol 8000 and diffracted to 2.0 Å resolution. The crystals belonged to the monoclinic space group C2, with unit-cell parameters a = 217.7, b = 114.9, c = 183.9 Å, β = 124.6°. The asymmetric unit of these crystals may contain ten molecules, giving a Matthews coefficient of 2.48 Å3 Da−1 and a solvent content of 50.5%.
Source: Acta Crystallographica Section F - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: thermostability Ec-FBPA I fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolase crystallization communications Source Type: research

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