The enzyme (EC 188.8.131.52) from Salmonella typhimurium that catalyzes the S-adenosylmethionine-dependent methyl esterification of glutamyl residues in membrane chemoreceptor proteins has been purified to homogeneity, and the nucleotide sequence of the gene coding for this protein, cheR, has been determined. The molecular weight, amino acid composition, and N-terminal amino acid sequence of the purified protein correspond to the values predicted from the sequence of the gene. The pure protein is a 33-kDa monomer. Kinetic studies indicate that, at levels of receptor and S-adenosylmethionine present in wild type cells, the transferase is nearly saturated. The enzyme has a relatively low turnover number, approximately 10 mol of methylester formed per mol of enzyme per min; and there appear to be only approximately 200 methyltransferase monomers per wild type cell.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - Jun 25 1987|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology