Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gene.2004.09.024
Title: Cloning and molecular characterization of the first aquatic hyaluronidase, SFHYA1, from the venom of stonefish (Synanceja horrida)
Authors: Ng, H.C. 
Ranganathan, S. 
Chua, K.L. 
Khoo, H.E. 
Keywords: cDNA
Hyaluronidases
PH-20
Stonefish
Issue Date: 2005
Source: 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.
Source Title: Gene
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/38304
ISSN: 03781119
DOI: 10.1016/j.gene.2004.09.024
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