A cDNA containing the entire coding sequence of rat type 2C (IA) protein phosphatase was expressed in Escherichia coli. An extract of bacterial cells harboring the recombinant plasmid contained a major (Mr = 41,000 - 4,3,000) and a minor (Mr = 30,000) protein band; both of these reacted with an anti-type 2C protein phosphatase serum. The size of the major protein band agrees well with that of the 2C phosphatase conceptualized from the cognate cDNA. A Mg2+-dependent protein phosphatase activity was detected in extracts containing the recombinant protein, but not in host cell extracts. Based on these results, it is concluded that the isolated cDNA clone encodes a functional type 2C protein phosphatase.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1989 Aug 30|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology