Biosynthetic thiolase from Zoogloea ramigera. III. Isolation and characterization of the structural gene.

TitleBiosynthetic thiolase from Zoogloea ramigera. III. Isolation and characterization of the structural gene.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1987
AuthorsPeoples, OP, Masamune, S, Walsh, CT, Sinskey, AJ
JournalJ Biol Chem
Date Published1987 Jan 05
KeywordsAcetyl-CoA C-Acetyltransferase, Acetyltransferases, Amino Acid Sequence, Bacteriophage lambda, Base Sequence, Cloning, Molecular, Cysteine, DNA Restriction Enzymes, DNA, Bacterial, DNA, Recombinant, Escherichia coli, Genes, Genes, Bacterial, Nucleic Acid Hybridization, Zoogloea

The gene coding for the biosynthetic thiolase from Zoogloea ramigera has been isolated by using antibody screening methods to detect its expression in Escherichia coli under the transcriptional control of the lac promoter. We have located and determined the nucleotide sequence of the gene. The structural gene is 1173 nucleotides long and codes for a polypeptide of 391 amino acids; 282 nucleotides 5' and 58 nucleotides 3' to the coding sequence are also reported. By comparing the amino acid sequence data predicted from the gene with data determined experimentally, we have derived the complete primary structure of thiolase. A catalytically essential cysteine is located at residue 89. The DNA sequence presented has a very high G/C content, 66.2%, typical of the Z. ramigera genome. In the coding region, this increases to 68.2% and is strongly reflected in the codon usage which demonstrates a strong preference for G or C in the third position. Examination of the 5'-flanking sequence establishes that the NH2-terminal methionine is specified by an ATG codon, 7 nucleotides downstream from a Shine-Dalgarno sequence.

Alternate JournalJ Biol Chem
Citation Key196
PubMed ID2878929
Grant List5 R01 GM33039 / GM / NIGMS NIH HHS / United States