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Cloning and expression of Bacillus subtilis phage DNA methyltransferase genes in Escherichia coli and B. subtilis

Günthert, U. and Reiners, L. and Lauster, R.. (1986) Cloning and expression of Bacillus subtilis phage DNA methyltransferase genes in Escherichia coli and B. subtilis. Gene, 41 (2-3). pp. 261-270.

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Abstract

The DNA methyltransferase (Mtase) genes of the temperate Bacillus subtilis phages SPR (wild type and various mutants), phi 3T, rho 11 and SP beta have been cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli and B. subtilis host-plasmid vector systems. Mtase activity has been quantitated in these clones by performing in vitro methylation assays of cell-free extracts. The four-phage Mtase genes differ in the amount of Mtase synthesized when transcribed from their genuine promoters. In B. subtilis as well as in E. coli the SPR Mtase is always produced in smaller amounts than the other phage Mtases. Expression levels of the SPR Mtase are dependent on the strength of the upstream vector promoter sequences. Overproduction of the SPR wild-type and mutant enzymes was achieved in E. coli (inducible expression) by fusions to the lambda pL or the tac promoter and in B. subtilis (constitutive expression) by means of the phage SP02 promoter.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Allgemeine und spezielle Pathologie (Oberholzer)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Ehemalige Einheiten Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Allgemeine und spezielle Pathologie (Oberholzer)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB > Allgemeine Pathologie (Tolnay)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB > Allgemeine Pathologie (Tolnay)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB > Neuro- und Muskelpathologie (Frank)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB > Neuro- und Muskelpathologie (Frank)
UniBasel Contributors:Günthert, Ursula
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Elsevier/North-Holland
ISSN:0378-1119
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
Last Modified:19 Sep 2017 07:55
Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 13:34

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