Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2002 Feb;66(2):262-70.

Molecular cloning and functional expression of D-sorbitol dehydrogenase from Gluconobacter suboxydans IF03255, which requires pyrroloquinoline quinone and hydrophobic protein SldB for activity development in E. coli.

Author information

1
Department of Applied Microbiology, Nippon Roche Research Center, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan.

Abstract

The sldA gene that encodes the D-sorbitol dehydrogenase (SLDH) from Gluconobacter suboxydans IFO 3255 was cloned and sequenced. It encodes a polypeptide of 740 residues, which contains a signal sequence of 24 residues. SLDH had 35-37% identity to the membrane-bound quinoprotein glucose dehydrogenases (GDHs) from E. coli, Gluconobacter oxydans, and Acinetobacter calcoaceticus except the N-terminal hydrophobic region of GDH. Additionally, the sldB gene located just upstream of sldA was found to encode a polypeptide consisting of 126 very hydrophobic residues that is similar in sequence to the one-sixth N-terminal region of the GDH. For the development of the SLDH activity in E. coli, co-expression of the sldA and sldB genes and the presence of pyrrloquinolone quinone as a co-factor were required.

PMID:
11999397
DOI:
10.1271/bbb.66.262
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Taylor & Francis Icon for J-STAGE, Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic
Loading ...
Support Center