Activities | Families | Sequences | Fold types | References | Help
B6db references: 20245547

type Journal Article
authors Kiyasu, T.; Asakura, A.; Nagahashi, Y.; Hoshino, T.
title Contribution of cysteine desulfurase (NifS protein) to the biotin synthase reaction of Escherichia coli
journal J Bacteriol
sel unselected
ui 20245547
year (2000)
volume 182
number 10
pages 2879-85.
keywords Bacterial Proteins/genetics/isolation & purification/*metabolism
abstract The contribution of cysteine desulfurase, the NifS protein of Klebsiella pneumoniae and the IscS protein of Escherichia coli, to the biotin synthase reaction was investigated in in vitro and in vivo reaction systems with E. coli. When the nifS and nifU genes of K. pneumoniae were coexpressed in E. coli, NifS and NifU proteins in complex (NifU/S complex) and NifU monomer forms were observed. Both the NifU/S complex and the NifU monomer stimulated the biotin synthase reaction in the presence of L-cysteine in an in vitro reaction system. The NifU/S complex enhanced the production of biotin from dethiobiotin by the cells growing in an in vivo reaction system. Moreover, the IscS protein of E. coli stimulated the biotin synthase reaction in the presence of L-cysteine in the cell-free system. These results strongly suggest that cysteine desulfurase participates in the biotin synthase reaction, probably by supplying sulfur to the iron-sulfur cluster of biotin synthase.
last changed 2003/10/23 19:48

B6db references