Molecular and Functional Characterization of Polynucleotide Phosphorylase from the Antarctic Eubacterium Pseudoalteromonas haloplanktis

Author(s): G. Evangelista, P. Falasca, I. Ruggiero, M. Masullo, G. Raimo

Journal Name: Protein & Peptide Letters

Volume 16 , Issue 9 , 2009


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Abstract:

Polyribonucleotide phosphorilase from the psychrophilic Antarctic eubacterium Pseudoalteromonas haloplanktis (PhPNPase) has been purified. This enzyme catalyzes both the RNA polymerisation and degradation reaction, showing the highest activity at temperatures below 40°C. PhPNPase is quite sensitive to heat treatment and it is endowed with remarkable halotolerance.

Keywords: RNA metabolism, cold adapted enzymes, activity-stability relationship

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VOLUME: 16
ISSUE: 9
Year: 2009
Page: [999 - 1005]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/092986609789055296
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