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J Bacteriol. 2008 Apr;190(8):3057-62. doi: 10.1128/JB.01700-07. Epub 2008 Feb 22.

YjgF is required for isoleucine biosynthesis when Salmonella enterica is grown on pyruvate medium.

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Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1550 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706, USA.

Abstract

The YjgF/YER057c/UK114 family of proteins is conserved across the three domains of life, yet no biochemical function has been clearly defined for any member of this family. In Salmonella enterica, a deletion of yjgF results in a requirement for isoleucine when the mutant strain is grown in glucose-serine or pyruvate medium. Feedback inhibition of IlvA is required for the curative effect of isoleucine on glucose-serine medium. On pyruvate medium, yjgF mutants are unable to synthesize enough isoleucine for growth. From this study, we conclude that the isoleucine requirement of a yjgF mutant on pyruvate is a consequence of the decreased transaminase B (IlvE) activity that has previously been characterized in these mutants.

PMID:
18296521
PMCID:
PMC2293226
DOI:
10.1128/JB.01700-07
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