Spermidine-preferential uptake system in Escherichia coli. ATP hydrolysis by PotA protein and its association with membrane.


PotA protein, one of the components of the spermidine-preferential uptake system in Escherichia coli, was purified to homogeneity, and some of its properties were examined. PotA protein showed Mg(2+)-and SH-dependent ATPase activity. The specific activity was approximately 400 nmol/min/mg of protein and the Km value for ATP was 385 microM. The nature of the… (More)