Expression in Escherichia coli of the thermostable inorganic pyrophosphatase from the Aquifex aeolicus and purification and characterization of the recombinant enzyme.

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The gene encoding the inorganic pyrophosphatase from a hyperthermophilic bacterium, Aquifex aeolicus (Aae), was amplified by PCR. Then, the gene was overexpressed in Escherichia coli using a pJR-based expression plasmid, pAIPD. The recombinant Aae pyrophosphatase was purified 16.2-fold with a 53.4% yield and a specific activity of 34 U/mg protein by a… (More)

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