Evidence suggests that the ATP hydrolytic sector of the clathrin-coated vesicle proton-translocating ATPase is composed of four subunits of molecular masses of 70, 58, 40, and 33 kDa (Xie, X.S., and Stone, D. K. (1988) J. Biol. Chem. 263, 9859-9867). We have now expressed recombinant 33-kDa polypeptide in Escherichia coli and in Spodoptera frugiperda (Sf9) cells. This subunit, renatured and purified from both sources, lacks intrinsic ATPase activity. Co-reconstitution of these recombinant 33-kDa polypeptides and recombinant 40-kDa subunit to a biochemically prepared 70-58-kDa subcomplex results in a 6-fold stimulation of calcium-activated, N-ethyl-maleimide-sensitive ATPase activity, documenting the essential role of the 33- and 40-kDa components in vacuolar type proton pump function and furthering the aim of reconstitution of a purely recombinant hydrolytic core.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - Apr 15 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology