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Purification and characterization of a thyrotropin-releasing hormone deamidase from rat brain.

This report describes the purification of a rat brain thyrotropin-releasing hormone ( TRH) deamidating enzyme to apparent homogeneity. Criteria for purity include sodium dodecyl sulfate and disc gel electrophoresis, as well as isoelectric focusing (pI = 4.5). Enzyme purification was facilitated by development of a rapid and sensitive continuous assay using the substrate L-pyroglutamyl-Nim-benzylhistidyl-L-prolyl-beta-naphthylamide, which, upon hydrolysis of the naphthylamide, results in the appearance of the fluorescent product, beta-naphthylamine (beta NA). With this substrate the homogeneous enzyme had a specific activity of 14.5 mumol of beta NA min-1 mg-1. The only peptide product formed was shown to be L-pyroglutamyl-Nim-benzylhistidyl-L-proline. Hydrolysis of [L-prolyl-2,3-3H]TRH was shown to yield L-pyro-glutamyl-L-histidyl-L-proline as the only radiolabeled product. Characterization of the brain deamidase by gel filtration chromatography and sodium dodecyl sulfate gel electrophoresis indicated that the enzyme consists of a single polypeptide chain having molecular weights of 70,000 and 73,500, respectively. Rat brain TRH deamidase has an apparent Km of 34 micron, and a pH optimum between 7 and 8 using L-pyroglutamyl-Nim-benzylhistidyl-L-prolyl-beta-naphthylamide as a substrate. With this substrate, TRH was shown to be a competitive inhibitor with an apparent Ki of 120 +/- 20 micron.[1]


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