Identification and molecular characterization of novel peroxidase with structural protein-like properties

Satoshi Morimoto, Norifumi Tateishi, Masako Inuyama, Futoshi Taura, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Yukihiro Shoyama

研究成果: Contribution to journalArticle査読

29 被引用数 (Scopus)


Elicitor treatment or mechanical damage to Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi (skullcap plants) callus causes an immediate insolubilization of a 36- kDa protein into cell walls. The 36-kDa protein was identified as peroxidase 1 by analysis of its internal amino acid sequence and by immunoblotting using affinity-purified anti-peroxidase 1. Insolubilized peroxidase 1 is cross- linked to lignin through covalent bonds, and the cross-linking is catalyzed in the presence of H2O2 by peroxidase 1 itself. The properties of insolubilized peroxidase 1 resemble those of defense-related structural proteins (extensins and proline-rich proteins) cross-linked to cell wall. Although the isozymes peroxidases 2 and 3 have enzyme activities similar to peroxidase 1, they are not insolubilized by stress treatment. Molecular characterization established that peroxidase 1 contains regions characteristic of structural proteins, but peroxidases 2 and 3 do not have such regions. These results suggest that among the three isozymes, only peroxidase 1 has a structural protein-like function as well as an enzymatic function.

ジャーナルJournal of Biological Chemistry
出版ステータス出版済み - 9 10 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 生化学
  • 分子生物学
  • 細胞生物学


「Identification and molecular characterization of novel peroxidase with structural protein-like properties」の研究トピックを掘り下げます。これらがまとまってユニークなフィンガープリントを構成します。