Jul 15, 1976

Purification and properties of 3-hexulosephosphate synthase from Methylomonas M 15

European Journal of Biochemistry
H SahmM R Kula


3-Hexulosephosphate synthase, the first enzyme of the ribulose monophosphate cycle, was purified 15-fold from methanol-grown Methylomonas M 15. The purification procedure involved chromatography on DEAE-cellulose, Sephadex G-75, and DEAE-Sephadex A-50. The purified enzyme was more than 95% pure as judged by analytical polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The molecular weight was calculated to be 43000 from sedimentation equilibrium experiments. Electrophoresis in sodium dodecylsulfate gels gave a single band corresponding to a molecular weight of 22000. The enzyme catalyzes specifically the condensation formaldehyde with ribulose 5-phosphate to yield D-arabino-3-hexulose 6-phosphate. The Km values were found to be 1.1 mM for formaldehyde and 1.6 mM for ribulose 5-phosphate. A bivalent cation is essential for activity and stability of the enzyme, Mg2+ and Mn2+ serve best for this purpose. The optimum of pH for enzyme activity is 7.5--8.0.

Mentioned in this Paper

Cations, Divalent
M15 protein
Ribulose Monophosphate Cycle
Structure-Activity Relationship
Chromatography, DEAE-Cellulose
Phosphate Measurement

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