The elongation factor 1 alpha from the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus (SsEF-1 alpha) was expressed in Escherichia coli and purified. The SsEF-1 alpha gene was amplified by PCR and cloned in the Ndel site of the pT7-7 expression vector, under the control of the promoter of T7 RNA polymerase. Upon induction with isopropyl beta-D-thiogalactopyranoside, the recombinant SsEF-1 alpha (recSsEF-1 alpha) was purified from the E. coli S-100 extract by a two-step procedure. From 1 litre of cell culture, about 2 mg of purified recSsEF-1 alpha was obtained, The N-terminal sequence of the first 30 amino acid residues of recSsEF-1 alpha was identical with that translated from the nucleotide sequence of the corresponding gene, except for the initial residue, which in recSsEF-1 alpha was Ser instead of Met. The M(r) of recSsEF-1 alpha (determined by electrospray MS) was almost coincident with that of the naturally occurring SsEF-1 alpha (SsEF-1 alpha). The thermal-inactivation and thermophilicity profiles of SsEF-1 alpha and recSsEF-1 alpha were identical. Concerning the functional properties, recSsEF-1 alpha was able to support poly(Phe) synthesis in vitro, to bind GDP and GTP and to elicit an NaCl-dependent GTPase activity [Masullo, De Vendittis and Bocchini (1994) J. Biol. Chem. 269, 20376-20379] with the same efficiency as that displayed by SsEF-1 alpha.

Expression in Escherichia coli of thermostable elongation factor I alpha from the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus

MASULLO, Mariorosario;
1996

Abstract

The elongation factor 1 alpha from the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus (SsEF-1 alpha) was expressed in Escherichia coli and purified. The SsEF-1 alpha gene was amplified by PCR and cloned in the Ndel site of the pT7-7 expression vector, under the control of the promoter of T7 RNA polymerase. Upon induction with isopropyl beta-D-thiogalactopyranoside, the recombinant SsEF-1 alpha (recSsEF-1 alpha) was purified from the E. coli S-100 extract by a two-step procedure. From 1 litre of cell culture, about 2 mg of purified recSsEF-1 alpha was obtained, The N-terminal sequence of the first 30 amino acid residues of recSsEF-1 alpha was identical with that translated from the nucleotide sequence of the corresponding gene, except for the initial residue, which in recSsEF-1 alpha was Ser instead of Met. The M(r) of recSsEF-1 alpha (determined by electrospray MS) was almost coincident with that of the naturally occurring SsEF-1 alpha (SsEF-1 alpha). The thermal-inactivation and thermophilicity profiles of SsEF-1 alpha and recSsEF-1 alpha were identical. Concerning the functional properties, recSsEF-1 alpha was able to support poly(Phe) synthesis in vitro, to bind GDP and GTP and to elicit an NaCl-dependent GTPase activity [Masullo, De Vendittis and Bocchini (1994) J. Biol. Chem. 269, 20376-20379] with the same efficiency as that displayed by SsEF-1 alpha.
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