Biochemical Characterization of the SPATE Members EspPα and EspI
AbstractThe activity of serine proteases is influenced by their substrate specificity as well as by the physicochemical conditions. Here, we present the characterization of key biochemical features of the two SPATE members EspPα and EspI from Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC). Both proteases show high activity at conditions mimicking the human blood stream. Optimal activities were observed at slightly alkaline pH and low millimolar concentrations of the divalent cations Ca2+ and Mg2+ at physiological temperatures indicating a function in the human host. Furthermore, we provide the first cleavage profile for EspI demonstrating pronounced specificity of this protease. View Full-Text
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Weiss, A.; Kortemeier, D.; Brockmeyer, J. Biochemical Characterization of the SPATE Members EspPα and EspI. Toxins 2014, 6, 2719-2731.
Weiss A, Kortemeier D, Brockmeyer J. Biochemical Characterization of the SPATE Members EspPα and EspI. Toxins. 2014; 6(9):2719-2731.Chicago/Turabian Style
Weiss, André; Kortemeier, David; Brockmeyer, Jens. 2014. "Biochemical Characterization of the SPATE Members EspPα and EspI." Toxins 6, no. 9: 2719-2731.