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  • Overexpression of squalene-hopene cyclase by the pET vector in Escherichia coli and first identification of tryptophan and aspartic acid residues inside the QW motif as active sites.

Overexpression of squalene-hopene cyclase by the pET vector in Escherichia coli and first identification of tryptophan and aspartic acid residues inside the QW motif as active sites.

Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry (1998-04-09)
T Sato, Y Kanai, T Hoshino
ABSTRACT

An overexpression system for squalene-hopene cyclase (SHC) was constructed by using the pET3a vector, which is responsible for high expression with help from the strong T7 promoter when incorporated into E. coli BL21(DE3). Site-directed mutagenesis experiments prove that two amino acid residues of tryptophan and aspartic acid inside the QW-motif 5 resided as active sites.

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Supelco
Hop-22(29)-ene solution, 0.1 mg/mL in isooctane, analytical standard