The ADP-ribosylating mosquitocidal toxin from Bacillus sphaericus: proteolytic activation, enzyme activity, and cytotoxic effects.

The mosquitocidal toxin (MTX) from Bacillus sphaericus SSII-1 is a approximately 97-kDa protein sharing sequence homology within the N terminus with the catalytic domains of various bacterial ADP-ribosyltransferases. Here we studied the proteolytic activation of the ADP-ribosyltransferase activity of MTX. Chymotrypsin treatment of the 97-kDa MTX holotoxin… CONTINUE READING