Photobacterium damsela α2,6-sialyltransferase was cloned as N- and C- His-tagged fusion proteins with different lengths (16-497 aa or 113-497 aa). Expression and activity assays indicated that the N-terminal 112 amino acid residues of the protein were not required for its α2,6-sialyltransferase activity. Among four truncated forms tested, N-His-tagged Δ15Pd2,6ST(N) containing 16-497 amino acid residues had the highest expression level. Similar to the Δ15Pd2,6ST(N), the shorter Δ112Pd2,6ST(N) was active in a wide pH range of 7.5-10.0. A divalent metal ion was not required for the sialyltransferase activity, and the addition of EDTA and dithiothreitol did not affect the activity significantly.
- Photobacterium damsela
- Sialic acid
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology