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|Title:||Cloning and molecular characterization of the first aquatic hyaluronidase, SFHYA1, from the venom of stonefish (Synanceja horrida)|
|Authors:||Ng, H.C. |
|Citation:||Ng, H.C., Ranganathan, S., Chua, K.L., Khoo, H.E. (2005). Cloning and molecular characterization of the first aquatic hyaluronidase, SFHYA1, from the venom of stonefish (Synanceja horrida). Gene 346 : 71-81. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gene.2004.09.024|
|Abstract:||We report here for the first time the molecular characterization of a hyaluronidase from an aquatic source. SFHYA1 is the hyaluronidase found in the venom gland of stonefish, Synanceja horrida. Using a cDNA segment amplified with degenerate oligonucleotides based on the amino acid sequences of a conserved region in testicular-type hyaluronidases and a tryptic fragment of SFHYA1, clones encoding the precursor of this enzyme were isolated from a cDNA library prepared from stonefish venom glands. The deduced amino acid sequence of SFHYA1 shows that SFHYA1 is expressed as a precursor peptide with a 28-residue signal peptide for targeting it into endoplasmic reticulum. Mature SFHYA1 is a polypeptide composed of 449 residues containing three potential N-glycosylation sites, four putative hyaluronan-binding motifs [B(X)7B] and various residues implicated in substrate binding and catalysis. This cDNA was expressed in an active form in insect-cells but not in E. coli. Homology-based computational analyses suggested that SFHYA1 closely resembles the PH-20 family of hyaluronidases. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
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