A wheat basic protein (WBP) was purified to homogeneity from wheat germ by a protocol involving extraction, centrifugation, batchwise elution from carboxymethylcellulose (CM-52), acidification with trifluoroacetic acid, neutralization and HPLC on a SP5PW cation exchange column. WBP is a 10 kDa protein and is phosphorylated on serine residues by wheat germ Ca2+-dependent protein kinase (CDPK). [32P]phosphoWBP exactly comigrates with WBP on SDS-PAGE. WBP does not inhibit either wheat germ CDPK or calmodulin-dependent myosin light chain kinase. Apart from histone H1, WBP is the best endogenous substrate yet found for wheat embryo CDPK. A 12 kDa pine basic protein (PBP) was purified to homogeneity from seeds of stone pine (Pinus pinea L.) by a simple procedure involving batchwise elution from carboxymethylcellulose and cation exchange HPLC. PBP is also a good substrate for CDPK and is phosphorylated on Ser residues. N-terminal sequencing of WBP and PBP revealed that these proteins are homologous to a family of small basic plant proteins having a phospholipid transfer function. © 1992.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Protein Structure and Molecular Enzymology|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Apr 1992|
- Calcium-dependent protein kinase
- Phospholipid transfer protein
- Protein purification