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type Journal Article
authors Bogicevic B, Berthoud H, Portmann R, Meile L, Irmler S.
title CysK from Lactobacillus casei encodes a protein with O-acetylserine sulfhydrylase and cysteine desulfurization activity.
journal Appl Microbiol Biotechnol.
sel selected
ui 22113557
year (2012)
volume 94
number 5
pages 1209-20
abstract A gene encoding an O-acetyl-L-serine sulfhydrylase (cysK) was cloned from Lactobacillus casei FAM18110 and expressed in Escherichia coli. The purified recombinant enzyme synthesized cysteine from sulfide and O-acetyl-L-serine at pH 5.5 and pH 7.4. At pH 7.4, the apparent K(M) for O-acetyl-L-serine (OAS) and sulfide were 0.6 and 6.7 mM, respectively. Furthermore, the enzyme showed cysteine desulfurization activity in the presence of dithiothreitol at pH 7.5, but not at pH 5.5. The apparent K(M) for L-cysteine was 0.7 mM. The synthesis of cystathionine from homocysteine and serine or OAS was not observed. When expressed in a cysMK mutant of Escherichia coli, the cloned gene complemented the cysteine auxotrophy of the mutant. These findings suggested that the gene product is mainly involved in cysteine biosynthesis in L. casei. Quantitative real-time PCR and a mass spectrometric assay based on selected reaction monitoring demonstrated that L. casei FAM18110 is constitutively overexpressing cysK.
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