Novel type of murein transglycosylase in Escherichia coli.

  title={Novel type of murein transglycosylase in Escherichia coli.},
  author={J. - V. H{\"o}ltje and David Mirelman and Nathan Sharon and Uli Schwarz},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  volume={124 3},
The purification and properties of a novel type of murein transglycosylase from Escherichia coli are described. The purified enzyme appears as a single band on sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gels and has an apparent molecular weight of approximately 65,000 as estimated by gel filtration and gel electrophoresis. It degrades pure murein sacculi from E. coli almost completely into low-molecular-weight products. The two prominent muropeptide fragments in the digest are the disaccharide… CONTINUE READING


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