Expression of smooth muscle and nonmuscle tropomyosins in Escherichia coli and characterization of bacterially produced tropomyosins.

The cDNA encoding the beta-tropomyosin isoform of chicken smooth muscle (CSM beta) was constructed and expressed in Escherichia coli to produce recombinant, unacetylated beta-tropomyosin (rCSM beta) and a mutant (rCSM beta-7) with a 7-residue deletion at its amino-terminus. Furthermore, the cDNA coding for human fibroblast tropomyosin isoform 3 (hTM3) was… (More)