Plant annexins form calcium-independent oligomers in solution.
Andreas Hofmann, Sergei Ruvinov, Sonja Hess, Rodolphe Schantz, Deborah P Delmer, Alexander Wlodawer
Protein Science | Published : 2002
The oligomeric state in solution of four plant annexins, namely Anx23(Ca38), Anx24(Ca32), Anx(Gh1), and Anx(Gh2), was characterized by sedimentation equilibrium analysis and gel filtration. All proteins were expressed and purified as amino-terminal His(n) fusions. Sequencing of the Anx(Gh1) construct revealed distinct differences with the published sequence. Sedimentation equilibrium analysis of Anx23(Ca38), Anx24(Ca32), and Anx(Gh1) suggests monomer-trimer equilibria for each protein with association constants in the range of 0.9 x 10(10)-1.7 x 10(11) M(-2). All four proteins were subjected to analytical gel filtration under different buffer conditions. Observations from this experiment ser..View full abstract