First purification of the antiquitin protein and demonstration of its enzymatic activity
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AbstractAntiquitin is an evolutionarily conserved protein believed to play a role in the regulation of cellular turgor. Based on sequence analysis, this protein is classified as a member of the aldehyde dehydrogenase superfamily. All previous studies on antiquitin have been confined to the nucleotide level, and the protein has never been purified and characterized. In the present investigation, the antiquitin protein was purified for the first time. An acetaldehyde-oxidizing protein was isolated from the liver of black seabream (Mylio macrocephalus) by chromatographies on alpha-cyanocinnamate Sepharose and Affi-gel Blue agarose, followed by ammonium sulfate precipitation. The purified protein was identified as antiquitin by the first 18 N-terminal amino acid residues which showed 83.3% identify with the deduced sequence of human antiquitin. Electrophoretic mobility studies indicated that black seabream antiquitin is a tetramer with a subunit molecular mass of 57.5 kDa. Kinetic analysis of the purified protein indicated that it catalyzes the oxidation of acetaldehyde with K-m and V-max values of 2.0 mM and 1.3 U/mg, respectively. The longer aliphatic propionaldehyde and the aromatic benzaldehyde are also substrates of the purified enzyme. The enzyme is highly specific towards NAD(+) as the coenzyme and is totally inactive towards NADP(+). Maximal enzymatic activity was found at about pH 9-10. (C) 2002 Federation of European Biochemical Societies. Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
All Author(s) ListTang WK, Cheng CHK, Fong WP
Journal nameFEBS Letters
Volume Number516
Issue Number1-3
Pages183 - 186
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsaldehyde dehydrogenase; antiquitin; black seabream; turgor
Web of Science Subject CategoriesBiochemistry & Molecular Biology; BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY; Biophysics; BIOPHYSICS; Cell Biology; CELL BIOLOGY

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