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As part of our studies of Azospirillum brasilense glutamate synthase, a complex iron-sulfur flavoprotein, we have overproduced the two enzyme subunits separately in Escherichia coli. The beta subunit (53.2 kDa) was demonstrated to contain the site of NADPH oxidation of glutamate synthase and the FAD cofactor, which was identified as Flavin 1 of glutamate(More)
Glutamate synthase is a complex iron-sulfur flavoprotein containing one molecule each of FAD and FMN and three distinct iron-sulfur centers/alpha beta protomer. Production of the beta subunit was observed in total extracts of Escherichia coli BL21 (DE) cells harbouring a pT7-7 derivative carrying gltD, the gene encoding the Azospirillum brasilense glutamate(More)
Glutamate synthase (GltS, EC forms with glutamine synthetase (GS, EC, reaction 1) the main route for glutamate synthesis in micro-organisms by catalysing the NAD(P)Hdependent transfer of the amide group of glutamine to the C(2) carbon of 2-oxoglutarate (2-OG, reaction 2). The overall reaction catalysed by GS and GltS (reaction 3) is(More)
The presence of adenylate cyclase activity was first demonstrated in membrane fractions from the budding yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus. The enzyme showed a Mn(2+)- and Mg(2+)-dependent activity, with optimal pH at around 6 as observed in other yeast species. As in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, where adenylate cyclase is regulated by RAS1 and RAS2, we detected a(More)
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