Nucleotide-induced conformational changes of the 70-kDa peroxisomal membrane protein (PMP70) were investigated by means of limited-trypsin digestion. Rat liver peroxisomes preincubated with various nucleotides were subsequently digested by trypsin. The digestion products were subjected to immunoblot analysis with an anti-PMP70 antibody that recognizes the carboxyl-terminal 15 amino acids of the protein. PMP70 was initially cleaved in the boundary region between the transmembrane and nucleotide-binding domains and a carboxyl-terminal 30-kDa fragment resulted. The fragment in turn was progressively digested at the helical domain between the Walker A and B motifs. The fragment, however, could be stabilized with MgATP or MgADP. In contrast to MgATP, MgATP-γS protected whole PMP70 as well as the fragment. The 30-kDa fragment processed by trypsin was recovered in the post-peroxisomal fraction as a complex with a molecular mass of about 60 kDa irrespective of the presence of MgATP. These results suggest that PMP70 exists as a dimer on the peroxisomal membranes and the binding and hydrolysis of ATP induce conformational changes in PMP70 close to the boundary between the transmembrane and nucleotide binding domains and the helical domain between the Walker A and B motifs.
|ジャーナル||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2002|
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