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J Bacteriol. 2001 Dec;183(24):7365-70.

Comprehensive DNA microarray analysis of Bacillus subtilis two-component regulatory systems.

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  • 1Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Ikoma, Nara 630-0101, Japan.

Abstract

It has recently been shown through DNA microarray analysis of Bacillus subtilis two-component regulatory systems (DegS-DegU, ComP-ComA, and PhoR-PhoP) that overproduction of a response regulator of the two-component systems in the background of a deficiency of its cognate sensor kinase affects the regulation of genes, including its target ones. The genome-wide effect on gene expression caused by the overproduction was revealed by DNA microarray analysis. In the present work, we newly analyzed 24 two-component systems by means of this strategy, leaving out 8 systems to which it was unlikely to be applicable. This analysis revealed various target gene candidates for these two-component systems. It is especially notable that interesting interactions appeared to take place between several two-component systems. Moreover, the probable functions of some unknown two-component systems were deduced from the list of their target gene candidates. This work is heuristic but provides valuable information for further study toward a comprehensive understanding of the B. subtilis two-component regulatory systems. The DNA microarray data obtained in this work are available at the KEGG Expression Database website (http://www.genome.ad.jp/kegg/expression).

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