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Free Radic Biol Med. 2001 Jul 15;31(2):250-5.

Role of glutathione in regulation of hydroperoxidase I in growing Escherichia coli.

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  • 1Institute of Ecology and Genetics of Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Sciences, Perm, Russia. oktyabr@ecology.psu.ru

Abstract

To examine role of glutathione in regulation of catalases in growing Escherichia coli, katG::lacZ and katE::lacZ fusions were transformed into a glutathione-deficient Escherichia coli strain and wild-type parent. In the absence of H2O2 and in the presence of the low H2O2 concentrations (0.1-3 mM), the gshA mutation stimulated katG::lacZ expression and the total catalase activity in exponential phase. In the absence of H2O2, the mutation in gshA also stimulated katE::lacZ expression. At higher H2O2 concentrations, the gshA mutation suppressed katG::lacZ expression and catalase activity. In stationary and mid-exponential phases, the intracellular concentrations of H2O2 in the gshA mutant were markedly increased compared to those in the wild type. These results suggest that glutathione may be involved in regulation of catalases.

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