Purification and characterization of aminoimidazole ribonucleotide synthetase from Escherichia coli.


Aminoimidazole ribonucleotide (AIR) synthetase has been purified 15-fold to apparent homogeneity from Escherichia coli which contains a multicopy plasmid containing the purM, AIR synthetase, gene. The protein is a dimer composed of two identical subunits of Mr 38,500. The N-terminal sequence, amino acid composition, and steady-state kinetics of the protein… (More)