We have cloned, expressed, purified and characterised ceFKB-6, the only large tetratricopeptide repeat motif-containing immunophilin in Caenorhabditis elegans which is similar to the human orthologues FKBP51 and FKBP52. It shows increased peptidyl prolyl isomerase activity, the measured k(cat)/K(m) of 1.3 x 10(6) M(-1) s(-1)is twofold greater than that of hFKBP12 and hFKBP51. NMR studies of the interaction between FKB-6 and the C-terminal DAF-21 pentapeptide MEEVD show interactions consistent with those found between the large human immunophilin TPR domains and human Hsp90. In vivo localisation studies show that the fkb-6 gene is expressed in all stages from embryo to adult with predominant expression being noted in the adult dorsal and ventral nerve cords.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Early online date||26 Jun 2007|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Aug 2007|
- large immunophilin
- TPR tetratricopeptidel
- caenorhabditis elegans