High-resolution crystal structure of M-protease: phylogeny aided analysis of the high-alkaline adaptation mechanism.

M-protease is a subtilisin-family serine protease produced by an alkaliphilic Bacillus sp. strain. Optimal enzymatic activity of the protein occurs at pH 12.3. The crystal structure of M-protease (space group P2(1)2(1)2(1), a = 62.3, b = 75.5, c = 47.2 A) has been refined to a crystallographic R-factor of 17.2% at 1.5 A resolution. The alkaline adaptation… CONTINUE READING