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B6db references: 3003533

type Journal Article
authors Goss, T.J.; Datta, P.
title Molecular cloning and expression of the biodegradative threonine dehydratase gene (tdc) of Escherichia coli K12
journal Mol Gen Genet
Activity 4.3.1.19
Family 4.3.1.19
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ui 3003533
year (1985)
volume 201
number 2
pages 308-14.
 
abstract The biodegradative threonine dehydratase gene (tdc) of Escherichia coli was cloned by isolating a dehydratase negative mutant after Tn5 mutagenesis, cloning the tdc::Tn5 DNA into pBR322 and then replacing the Tn5 element on the plasmid in vivo. Subcloning and nucleotide sequence data revealed two distinct procaryotic promoter-like elements each containing a potential CAP-binding site and AT-rich regions, and a Shine-Dalgarno sequence. One of these putative promoters, P2, was located immediately upstream from the tdc coding region, and a second, P1, was approximately 1 kilobase upstream from P2. Deletion of the potential CAP-binding site from P1 prevented tdc gene expression. However, removal of P2 and a large segment of the upstream DNA had no discernible effect on dehydratase synthesis. A 936-base pair open reading frame was found between P1 and the tdc coding region, which produced a polypeptide of about 32 kilodaltons. The data suggest that P1, and not P2, is necessary for tdc gene expression, and that the DNA sequences coding for the 32 KD polypeptide and threonine dehydratase are part of a single transcriptional unit.
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