Determinants of catalytic activity and stability of carbonic anhydrase II as revealed by random mutagenesis.


The functional importance of a conserved hydrophobic face in human carbonic anhydrase II (CAII), including amino acid residues 190-210, was investigated by random mutagenesis. The catalytic activity, inhibitor binding, and level of CAII expression in Escherichia coli of 57 single amino acid variants were measured revealing that the function of amino acids… (More)