Native oligomers of three Pseudomonas aeruginosa outer membrane porin proteins and one Escherichia coli porin were demonstrated by using a chemical cross-linking technique. P. aeruginosa protein F, the major constitutive outer membrane porin, was cross-linked to dimers in outer membrane and whole-cell cross-linking experiments. Purified preparations of P. aeruginosa proteins F, D1 (glucose-induced), and P (phosphate starvation induced) and E. coli protein PhoE (Ic) were also cross-linked to reveal dimers and trimers upon two-dimensional sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide electrophoretic analysis. Cross-linking of protein F was abolished by pretreatment of the protein with sodium dodecyl sulfate, indicating that the cross-linked products were due to native associations in the outer membrane.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of bacteriology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology