The protein converting dimethylallylpyrophosphate (DMAPP) into isoprene in vitrowas isolated and purified 3000-fold from leaves of berry-bearing poplar (Populus deltoidesMarsh.). As the enzyme was purified, its specific activity increased and at the final stage reached 266 nmol/(min mg protein). The enzyme was eluted by anion-exchange chromatography in a 120–170 mM NaCl gradient and by chromatography on the hydroxyapatite column in 170 mM sodium phosphate. The active molecular weight of the protein determined by gel filtration was 100–110 kD. As the enzyme was purified, the K Mvalue increased from 2 to 9 mM. A parallelism isoprene emission from DMAPP and an increase in the specific activity of the enzyme as it was purified proved that the enzyme catalyzed isoprene emission.
Russian Journal of Plant Physiology – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 10, 2004
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