The expression of the trpD, trpC and trpBA genes of Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2) is regulated by growth rate and growth phase but not by feedback repression
UNSPECIFIED. (1999) The expression of the trpD, trpC and trpBA genes of Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2) is regulated by growth rate and growth phase but not by feedback repression. MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY, 32 (4). pp. 869-880. ISSN 0950-382XFull text not available from this repository.
Transformation of tryptophan auxotrophs of Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2) and subsequent analysis have allowed the identification of four tryptophan biosynthetic genes. Subcloning, complementation of trp strains, nucleotide sequencing of 5.1 kb and 1.95 kb of DNA and subsequent homology comparisons identified the trpC, trpB and trpA genes and trpD gene respectively. The arrangement of genes in the trpCBA cluster is unusual in that trpC is separated by a small open reading frame, trpX, from the potentially translationally coupled trpB and trpA genes, Sequence analysis of the trpD gene revealed the presence of a large mRNA loop structure directly upstream of the trpD-coding region. S1 nuclease mapping studies of trpCXBA have revealed two major potential transcription start points, one just upstream of the trpC gene and the other located upstream of the trpX gene, S1 nuclease mapping of the trpD region revealed four fragment end-points. Quantitative S1 nuclease protection assays and a promoterless catechol dioxygenase reporter gene have revealed that the expression of all these genes is growth phase dependent and growth rate dependent, expression being maximal during early exponential phase and dropping off sharply in late exponential phase. This growth phase-dependent and growth rate-dependent regulation is the first reported in streptomycete primary metabolism.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QR Microbiology
|Journal or Publication Title:||MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 869-880|
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