The elongation factor aEF-1 alpha, isolated as aEF-1 alpha.GDP from the thermoacidophilic archaebacterium Sulfolobus solfataricus, exchanges GDP for [3H]GDP at a rate which reaches a maximum at 95 degrees C. The rate constants at different temperatures of the heat inactivation of aEF-1 alpha.GDP are considerably lower compared to those referred to Escherichia coli EF-Tu.GDP. The Tm values determined for both aEF-1 alpha.GDP and EF-Tu.GDP are 97 and 53 degrees C, respectively. The addition of GDP during the heat treatment protects significantly EF-Tu.GDP but only slightly aEF-1 alpha.GDP. The ability of aEF-1 alpha.GDP to exchange GDP for [3H]GDP is impaired at 70 degrees C by urea at concentrations which are greater compared to those required to inactivate E. coli EF-Tu.GDP at 45 degrees C; apparently both factors are not protected by GDP against inactivation by urea.

Resistance of archaebacterial aEF-1A/GDP against denaturation by heat and urea

MASULLO, Mariorosario;
1993

Abstract

The elongation factor aEF-1 alpha, isolated as aEF-1 alpha.GDP from the thermoacidophilic archaebacterium Sulfolobus solfataricus, exchanges GDP for [3H]GDP at a rate which reaches a maximum at 95 degrees C. The rate constants at different temperatures of the heat inactivation of aEF-1 alpha.GDP are considerably lower compared to those referred to Escherichia coli EF-Tu.GDP. The Tm values determined for both aEF-1 alpha.GDP and EF-Tu.GDP are 97 and 53 degrees C, respectively. The addition of GDP during the heat treatment protects significantly EF-Tu.GDP but only slightly aEF-1 alpha.GDP. The ability of aEF-1 alpha.GDP to exchange GDP for [3H]GDP is impaired at 70 degrees C by urea at concentrations which are greater compared to those required to inactivate E. coli EF-Tu.GDP at 45 degrees C; apparently both factors are not protected by GDP against inactivation by urea.
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