Comparison of the amino acid sequence of the lytic enzyme from broad-host-range bacteriophage PRD1 with sequences of other cell-wall-peptidoglycan lytic enzymes

Eur J Biochem. 1989 Mar 1;180(1):149-52. doi: 10.1111/j.1432-1033.1989.tb14625.x.


The gene for the lytic enzyme of the lipid-containing, broad-host-range bacteriophage PRD1 codes for a protein of 149 amino acids (17271 Da). The sequence of the protein is unique when compared to other lytic enzymes sequenced. However, three regions of weak similarity with other phage lytic enzymes were observed. The C-terminal region shared seven amino acids in common with phage P22 lysozyme at a site which is conserved in phage-type lysozymes.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Amino Acids / analysis
  • Bacteriophages / enzymology*
  • Base Sequence
  • Cell Wall / analysis
  • Cell Wall / enzymology*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Muramidase / analysis*
  • Muramidase / genetics
  • Peptide Hydrolases / analysis*
  • Peptide Hydrolases / genetics
  • Peptidoglycan / analysis*


  • Amino Acids
  • Peptidoglycan
  • Muramidase
  • Peptide Hydrolases