PMID: 6922724Sep 14, 1982

Isolation and characterization of an acyl carrier protein from pigeon liver fatty acid synthetase by controlled proteolysis with elastase

Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta
R N Puri, J W Porter


Controlled proteolytic cleavage of 4'-phospho[14C]pantetheine-labeled pigeon liver fatty acid synthetase generates two 4'-phospho[14C]pantetheine-labeled peptides, Ec1 and Ec2. These are separated from each other and the core enzyme by gel permeation chromatography on a Sephadex G-75 column. The two radioactively labeled peptides constitute 50% of the radioactivity initially present in the 4'-phospho[14C]pantetheine-labeled fatty acid synthetase. The remaining label in the core enzyme is released quantitatively by proteolytic cleavage with trypsin. The molecular weights of Ec1 and Ec2 peptides, as determined by size exclusion chromatography and SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, are 12000 and 6000, respectively. Both the higher and lower molecular weight peptides are homogeneous with respect to size and charge, as shown by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis in the presence and absence of SDS. The higher molecular weight peptide, Ec1, is characterized as an acyl carrier protein by the transacylation reaction between the unlabeled Ec1 peptide and radioactively labeled acetyl- and malonyl-CoA. Since Ec2 peptide also contains the prosthetic group present in the Ec1 peptide, the Ec2 peptide appears to result from the proteolyti...Continue Reading


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