A clone positive for D-carbamoylase activity (2.7 kb HindIII-BamHI DNA fragment) was obtained by screening a genomic library of Agrobacterium radiobacter in Escherichia coli. This DNA fragment contains an open reading frame of 912 bp which is predicted to encode a peptide of 304 amino acids with a calculated molecular mass of 34247 Da. The D-carbamoylase gene, named cauA, was placed under the control of T7 RNA-dependent promoter and expressed in E. coli BL21(DE3). After induction with isopropyl-thio-beta-D-galactopyranoside, the synthesis of D-carbamoylase in E. coli reached about 40% of the total protein. The expressed protein was shown to possess a molecular mass, on SDS-PAGE, of 36 kDa and showed an enhanced stability with respect to that of the wild-type enzyme derived from A. radiobacter. Site-directed mutagenesis experiments allowed us to establish that a Pro14-->Leu14 exchange leads to an inactive enzyme species, while a Cys279-->Ser279 exchange did not impair the functional properties of the enzyme.

Identification, sequencing and mutagenesis of the gene for a D-carbamoylase from Agrobacterium radiobacter

NEGRO, ALESSANDRO;BASAGLIA, MARINA;GRANDI, CLAUDIO;FONTANA, ANGELO;
1996

Abstract

A clone positive for D-carbamoylase activity (2.7 kb HindIII-BamHI DNA fragment) was obtained by screening a genomic library of Agrobacterium radiobacter in Escherichia coli. This DNA fragment contains an open reading frame of 912 bp which is predicted to encode a peptide of 304 amino acids with a calculated molecular mass of 34247 Da. The D-carbamoylase gene, named cauA, was placed under the control of T7 RNA-dependent promoter and expressed in E. coli BL21(DE3). After induction with isopropyl-thio-beta-D-galactopyranoside, the synthesis of D-carbamoylase in E. coli reached about 40% of the total protein. The expressed protein was shown to possess a molecular mass, on SDS-PAGE, of 36 kDa and showed an enhanced stability with respect to that of the wild-type enzyme derived from A. radiobacter. Site-directed mutagenesis experiments allowed us to establish that a Pro14-->Leu14 exchange leads to an inactive enzyme species, while a Cys279-->Ser279 exchange did not impair the functional properties of the enzyme.
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