myo-Inositol oxygenase (MIOX) is a non-heme iron enzyme, which catalyzes the conversion of myo-inositol to d-glucuronic acid, the first committed step in myo-inositol catabolism. Full-length cDNAs of 858 bp each coding for 33 kDa protein were cloned from kidney cDNA libraries of mouse, rat, and human. The individual clones were expressed in Escherichia coli and recombinant MIOX proteins were purified to electrophoretic homogeneity. A hydrophobic interaction chromatography step yielded multiple conformers, with mouse and human MIOX showing three peaks and rat enzyme revealing two peaks. Individual MIOX peaks exhibited distinct Vmax and Km values. Interestingly, upon storage, the 33 kDa protein was degraded to a ∼30 kDa truncated protein in each species, and formed small amounts of dimers of identical subunits. While MIOX is a highly conserved enzyme in all mammalian species, the labile nature and tendency to degrade in solution may be the source of significant differences in size previously reported in the literature. Regardless of the source, our results strongly dispel previous conflicting literature reports on the size of the protein and confirm that MIOX is a 33 kDa protein.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Nov 26 2004|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology