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B6db references: 7812450

type Journal Article
authors Yamamoto S, Sugahara T, Tougou K, Shinoda S.
title Cloning and nucleotide sequence of the carboxynorspermidine decarboxylase gene from Vibrio alginolyticus
journal Microbiology
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ui 7812450
year (1994)
volume 140
number 11
pages 3117-24
abstract The gene (nspC) encoding carboxynorspermidine decarboxylase (CANS DC), the last enzyme in norspermidine biosynthesis, in Vibrio alginolyticus was isolated by immuno-screening and its complete nucleotide sequence was determined. Sequence analysis of the subcloned fragment (2.0 kb) revealed an ORF of 1131 bp encoding a protein of 377 amino acids with a calculated molecular mass of 42,008 Da. The sequence of 20 N-terminal amino acids of purified CANS DC was found to be identical to that predicted from the nspC gene. A putative ribosome binding sequence was observed 8 bp upstream from the translation start site (ATG), and promoter- and terminator-like sequences were detected upstream and downstream of the ORF, respectively. Database searches identified no similar proteins, but the deduced amino acid sequence contained a putative pyridoxal 5'-phosphate binding region similar to those of the bacterial meso-2,6-diaminopimelate decarboxylases and eukaryotic ornithine decarboxylases. Another full ORF was found on the opposite strand downstream from the nspC gene. It encoded a protein of 69 amino acids with a calculated molecular mass of 7441 Da, which exhibited some weak similarity to ScrR, a repressor protein of V. alginolyticus, in the helix-turn-helix DNA binding domain, but did not appear to be expressed in the host cells.
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