Expression of rat hepatic glucokinase in Escherichia coli

C. T. Chien, A. Tauler, A. J. Lange, K. Chan, R. L. Printz, M. R. El-Maghrabi, D. K. Granner, S. J. Pilkis

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Rat Liver glucokinase was expressed in Escherichia coli by using an expression system based on bacteriophage T7 RNA polymerase. The expressed protein starts with the predicted initiator methionine residue and ends at the appropriate carboxyl terminal residue. It was partially purified by ammonium sulfate precipitation and gel filtration and had kinetic and physical properties similar to the purified rat liver enzyme. The efficient expression of this low abundance hepatic protein in bacteria provides a system for in vitro analysis of mutations of the enzyme.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)817-825
Number of pages9
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 15 1989

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This work was supported by National Science Foundation Grant DMB 8608989


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