A novel, inducible, carbon-phosphorus bond-cleavage enzyme, phosphonoacetate hydrolase, was purified from cells of Pseudomonas fluorescens 23F grown phosphonoacetate. The native enzyme had a molecular mass of approximately 80 kDa and, upon SDS/PAGE, yielded a homogenous protein band with an apparent molecular mass of about 38 kDa. Activity of purified phosphonoacetate hydrolase was Zn2+ dependent and showed pH and temperature optima of approximately 7.8 and 37 degrees C, respectively. The purified enzyme had an apparent K-m of 1.25 mM for its sole substrate phosphonoacetate, and was inhibited by the structural analogues 3-phosphonopropionate and phosphonoformate. The NH2-terminal sequence of the first 19 amino acids displayed no significant similarity to other databank sequences.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||The FEBS Journal (Online)|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|