"Expression and purification of untagged and histidine-tagged folate-dependent tRNA:m5U54 methyltransferase from Bacillus subtilis."

Hamdane D, Skouloubris S, Myllykallio H, Golinelli-Pimpaneau B



Published 2010-09-01 in Protein Expr Purif volume 73 .

Pubmed ID: 20412857
DOI identifier: -

Abstract:
Folate-dependent tRNA m(5)U methyltransferase TrmFO is a flavoprotein that catalyzes the C(5)-methylation of uridine at position 54 in the TPsiC loop of tRNA in several bacteria. Here we report the cloning and optimization of expression in Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3) of untagged, N-terminus, C-terminus (His)(6)-tagged TrmFO from Bacillus subtilis. Tagged and untagged TrmFO were purified to homogeneity by metal affinity or ion exchange and heparin affinity, respectively, followed by size-exclusion chromatography. The tag did not significantly alter the expression level, flavin content, activity and secondary structure of the protein.


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