Site-directed mutagenesis of K396R of the 65 kDa glutamic acid decarboxylase active site obliterates enzyme activity but not antibody binding
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The role of K396 in the enzymatic catalysis and the antigenicity of the 65 kDa isoform of glutamate decarboxylase (GAD65) was analyzed using the K396R GAD65 mutant. GAD65 is a major autoantigen in Type 1 diabetes and autoantibodies directed to GAD65 are widely used markers for this disease. We found that (1) recombinant human GAD65 is fully enzymatically active; (2) the K396R mutation abolished GAD65 activity; and (3) the K396R mutant retained full antigenicity to GAD65 autoantibodies in serum from Type 1 diabetes patients, but not to polyclonal antibodies raised to the catalytic domain.
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|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Jan 19|