Canadian journal of microbiology

Molecular identification of a polyM-specific alginate lyase from Pseudomonas sp. strain KS-408 for degradation of glycosidic linkages between two mannuronates or mannuronate and guluronate in alginate.

PMID 22145710


An alginate lyase gene of a newly isolated Pseudomonas sp. strain KS-408 was cloned by using PCR with the specific primers designed from homologous nucleotide sequences. A partial protein sequence of KS-408 alginate lyase was homology-modeled on the basis of the crystal structure of A1-III alginate lyase from Sphingomonas sp. strain A1. The proposed 3-D structure of KS-408 alginate lyase shows that Asn-198, His-199, Arg-246, and Tyr-253 residues are conserved for the catalytic active site. The recombinant KS-408-1F (with signal peptide) and KS-408-2F (without signal peptide) alginate lyases with the (His)(6) tag consist of 393 (44.5 kDa) and 372 (42.4 kDa) amino acids with isoelectric points of 8.64 and 8.46, respectively. The purified recombinant KS-408 alginate lyase was very stable when it was incubated at 40 °C for 30 min. Alginate oligosaccharides produced by the KS-408-2F alginate lyase were purified on a Bio-Gel P2 column and analyzed by thin-layer chromatography, fast-protein liquid chromatography, and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. (1)H NMR data showed that the KS-408-2F alginate lyase cleaved the glycosidic linkages between two mannuronates (mannuronate-β(1-4)-mannuronate) or mannuronate and guluronate (mannuronate-β(1-4)-guluronate), indicating that the KS-408 alginate lyase is a polyM-specific lyase.

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Alginate Lyase, powder, ≥10,000 units/g solid