Purification of the colicin I receptor.


The colicin I outer membrane receptor was solubilized from the cell envelope of Escherichia coli K12 by extraction with Triton X-100 and purified to homogeneity by a combination of ion exchange and gel filtration chromatography as well as isoelectric focusing. The receptor was isolated as a single polypeptide and retained capacity to form a complex with pure colicin. The apparent molecular weight of the receptor as determined by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis in sodium dodecy sulfate was 74,000 or 54,000 depending on whether the preparation was boiled or not in sodium dodecyl sulfate, respectively, prior to electrophoresis. Isoelectric focusing of the receptor in the presence of Triton X-100 revealed that the protein was slightly acidic (pI 4.75).

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@article{Bowles1983PurificationOT, title={Purification of the colicin I receptor.}, author={Louise K Bowles and Ant{\'o}nio Soares Gomes Miguel and Jordan Konisky}, journal={The Journal of biological chemistry}, year={1983}, volume={258 2}, pages={1215-20} }