Interaction of the Bacillus subtilis DnaA-like protein with the Escherichia coli DnaA protein. Molecular biology of Gram-positive microorganisms, Krogerup Højskole

Tidsskriftartikel - 1988

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Plasmids carrying the intact Bacillus subtilis dnaA-like gene and two reciprocal hybrids between the B. subtilis and Escherichia coli dnaA genes were constructed. None of the plasmids could transform wild-type E. coli cells unless the cells contained surplus E. coli DnaA protein (DnaAEc). A dnaA (Ts) strain integratively suppressed by the plasmid R1 origin could be transformed by plasmids carrying either the B. subtilis gene (dnaABs) or a hybrid gene containing the amino terminus of the E. coli gene and the carboxyl terminus of the B. subtilis gene (dnaAEc/Bs). In cells with surplus E. coli DnaA protein, expression of the E. coli dnaA gene was derepressed by the B. subtilis DnaA protein and by the hybrid DnaAEc/Bs protein, whereas it was strongly repressed by the reciprocal hybrid protein DnaABs/Ec. The plasmids carrying the different dnaA genes probably all interfere with initiation of chromosome replication in E. coli by decreasing the E. coli DnaA protein concentration to a limiting level. The DnaABs and the DnaAEc/Bs proteins effect this decrease possibly by forming inactive oligomeric proteins, while the DnaABs/Ec protein may decrease dnaAEc gene expression.

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Andrup L, Atlung T, Ogasawara N, Yoshikawa H, Hansen F. Interaction of the Bacillus subtilis DnaA-like protein with the Escherichia coli DnaA protein. Molecular biology of Gram-positive microorganisms, Krogerup Højskole. J Bacteriol 1988;170(3):1333-1338.

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