Take our Survey

Reference: Shimizu H, et al. (2001) Cloning and overexpression of the oah1 gene encoding O-acetyl-L-homoserine sulfhydrylase of Thermus thermophilus HB8 and characterization of the gene product. Biochim Biophys Acta 1549(1):61-72

Reference Help

Abstract

The oah1 gene of an extremely thermophilic bacterium, Thermus thermophilus HB8, was cloned, sequenced, and overexpressed in Escherichia coli cells. The gene product having a high O-acetyl-L-homoserine sulfhydrylase (EC 4.2.99.10) activity was purified to homogeneity, with a recovery of approximately 40% and a purification ratio of 81-fold, both calculated from the cell-homogenate. The protein showed molecular masses of approximately 163000 (for the native form) and 47000 (for the subunit). The isoelectric point was pH 6.0. The optimum temperature and pH for the activity were approximately 70 degrees C and pH 7.8, respectively. The enzyme was also shown to be very stable at high temperature (90% activity remaining at 90 degrees C for 60 min at pH 7.8) and in a wide range of pH (pH 4-12 at room temperature). The absorption spectrum showed a peak at 425 nm, and hydroxylamine hydrochloride (0.1 mM) inhibited approximately 90% of the activity, suggesting formation of a Schiff base with pyridoxal 5'-phosphate. The enzyme showed an apparent K(m) value of 6.8 mM for O-acetyl-L-homoserine, a V(max) value of 165 micromol/min per mg of protein at a fixed sulfide concentration of 5 mM, and also an apparent K(m) value of approximately 1.3 mM for sulfide (with 25 mM acetylhomoserine). L-Methionine (1 mM) inhibited the enzyme activity by 67%. Based on these findings, it was discussed that this enzyme might be inactive under ordinary conditions but might become active as an alternative homocysteine synthase in T. thermophilus HB8, only under such conditions as deficiency in transsulfuration, bringing about a sufficient amount of sulfide available in the cell.

Reference Type
Journal Article
Authors
Shimizu H, Yamagata S, Masui R, Inoue Y, Shibata T, Yokoyama S, Kuramitsu S, Iwama T
Primary Lit For
Additional Lit For
Review For

Interaction Annotations

Increase the total number of rows showing on this page by using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; filter the table using the "Filter" box at the top of the table; click on the small "i" buttons located within a cell for an annotation to view further details about experiment type and any other genes involved in the interaction.

Interactor Interactor Type Assay Annotation Action Modification Phenotype Source Reference

Gene Ontology Annotations

Increase the total number of rows showing on this page using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; filter the table using the "Filter" box at the top of the table.

Gene Gene Ontology Term Qualifier Aspect Method Evidence Source Assigned On Annotation Extension Reference

Phenotype Annotations

Increase the total number of rows showing on this page using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; filter the table using the "Filter" box at the top of the table; click on the small "i" buttons located within a cell for an annotation to view further details.

Gene Phenotype Experiment Type Mutant Information Strain Background Chemical Details Reference

Regulation Annotations

Increase the total number of rows displayed on this page using the pull-down located below the table, or use the page scroll at the table's top right to browse through the table's pages; use the arrows to the right of a column header to sort by that column; to filter the table by a specific experiment type, type a keyword into the Filter box (for example, “microarray”); download this table as a .txt file using the Download button or click Analyze to further view and analyze the list of target genes using GO Term Finder, GO Slim Mapper, SPELL, or YeastMine.

Regulator Target Experiment Assay Construct Conditions Strain Background Reference