The Renaturation of Procarboxypeptidase B by Urea Gradient Gel Filtration and Some Properties of Recombinant Carboxypeptidase B
A new pro-carboxypeptidase (pCPB) gene was cloned by RT-PCR from SD rat pancreas and its overexpression in Escherichia coli resulted in the formation of inclusion bodies (IBs). The IBs of pCPB were solubilized in 8 M urea and successively refolded by urea gradient gel filtration. Subsequently, the renatured pCPB was digested by trypsin. Recombinant active CPB was obtained by passing through DEAE-FF ion exchange and Sephadex-G100 chromatographic column. Capillary electrophoresis assay showed that the purity of the recombinant CPB (rCPB) exceeded 90%. Further, some properties of rCPB were characterized. The optimum of activity was achieved at pH 7-9. The activity of rCPB was inhibited by typical metal chelating agents (EDTA) and Hg2+, and was activated by Co2+ and heat treatment at 40°C. The two-dimension electrophoresis map of rCPB showed that the pI value of rCPB was 5.35. UV absorbance spectrum of the enzyme showed that an absorbance maximum was at 277 nm.
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Document Type: Review Article
Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, 200237, China;
Publication date: 2005-10-01
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