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Curr Genet. 1992 Jan;21(1):43-7.

Characterization of the glyoxysomal isocitrate lyase genes of Aspergillus nidulans (acuD) and Neurospora crassa (acu-3).

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Department of Microbiology, University of Reading, Whiteknights, UK.


The nucleotide sequences of the genes encoding the acetate-inducible glyoxylate cycle enzyme isocitrate lyase from the ascomycete fungi Aspergillus nidulans (acuD) and Neurospora crassa (acu-3) are presented. The respective A. nidulans and N. crassa genes are interrupted at identical positions by two introns and encode proteins of 538 and 543 amino acids, which have 75% identity. The predicted protein sequences do not demonstrate the C-terminal tripeptide S-K-L that has been implicated in peroxisomal targeting and found in the glyoxysomally located enzyme malate synthase from the same species. However, the protein sequences do exhibit a partial repeat which, in common with malate synthase, is located in regions that are absent from, or non-homologous with, the E. coli enzyme, which is not compartmentalized.

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