Binding of Bacillus thuringiensis delta-endotoxins Cry1Ac and Cry1Ba to a 120-kDa aminopeptidase-N of Epiphyas postvittana purified from both brush border membrane vesicles and baculovirus-infected Sf9 cells.

@article{Simpson2000BindingOB,
  title={Binding of Bacillus thuringiensis delta-endotoxins Cry1Ac and Cry1Ba to a 120-kDa aminopeptidase-N of Epiphyas postvittana purified from both brush border membrane vesicles and baculovirus-infected Sf9 cells.},
  author={Robert F Simpson and Richard D. Newcomb},
  journal={Insect biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={2000},
  volume={30 11},
  pages={1069-78}
}
A 120-kDa protein was purified from brush border membrane vesicles of the tortricid moth Epiphyas postvittana (Walker) based both on its activity as an aminopeptidase and the ability to bind the Bacillus thuringiensis delta-endotoxin Cry1Ac. The purified enzyme had a pI of 5.6 and was a leucine aminopeptidase, with some isoleucine, phenylalanine and tryptophan aminopeptidase activity. Further characterisation showed that the protein was also able to bind Cry1Ba. During purification, the… CONTINUE READING