Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase from Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2): purification of the enzyme, cloning of the ppc gene and over-expression of the protein in a streptomycete

Bramwell, H., Nimmo, H.G. , Hunter, I.S. and Coggins, J.R. (1993) Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase from Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2): purification of the enzyme, cloning of the ppc gene and over-expression of the protein in a streptomycete. Biochemical Journal, 293(1), pp. 131-136. (doi:10.1042/bj2930131) (PMID:8328954) (PMCID:PMC1134330)

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Abstract

Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase [PEPC; orthophosphate:oxaloacetate carboxy-lyase (phosphorylating); EC 4.1.1.31] is a major anaplerotic enzyme in the polyketide producer Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2). PEPC was purified from S. coelicolor and the amino-acid sequences of four tryptic peptides were determined. Synthetic oligonucleotides based on the sequences of two of the peptides hybridized to the same bands in various restriction-enzyme digests of S. coelicolor genomic DNA. This hybridization allowed molecular cloning of an 8 kb BamHI fragment of genomic DNA. Partial DNA sequencing of this fragment showed that it could encode amino acid sequences similar to those of PEPC from other microorganisms. A BamHI/PstI fragment was subcloned into the streptomycete high-copy-number plasmid vector pIJ486 and transferred into Streptomyces lividans. The resulting strain over-expressed PEPC activity 21-fold and also over-expressed a protein with a subunit of 100,000 M(r), the same as that of purified S. coelicolor PEPC.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Nimmo, Professor Hugh and Coggins, Professor John
Authors: Bramwell, H., Nimmo, H.G., Hunter, I.S., and Coggins, J.R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Journal Name:Biochemical Journal
Publisher:Portland Press
ISSN:0264-6021
ISSN (Online):1470-8728

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