The limited proteolysis of the Bacillus stearothermophilus pyruvate dehydrogenase complex by V8 protease yields its core structure solely composed of lipoate acetyltransferase (E2) fragments. The changes in the core with guanidine hydrochloride (GdnHCl) were biphasic: below 0.8 M (first) and above 1.0 M (second) GdnHCl. The changes in the first phase were slight but significant: decreases in ellipticity and light scattering, and an increase in E2 activity. Insignificant changes in the molecular shape and size of the core were detected on fluorescence spectroscopy, ultracentrifugation, gel filtration, and electron microscopy. On the other hand, the changes in the second phase were drastic; the core was disassembled and denatured.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of biochemistry|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1998|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology