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Gene. 1990 Mar 1;87(1):127-31.

Promoter elements and regulation of expression of the cysD gene of Escherichia coli K-12.

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Department of Biochemistry, University of Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.

Abstract

The cysD gene, involved in cysteine biosynthesis in Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium, is positively regulated by the CysB regulatory protein. The cysD promoter of E. coli K-12 in a 492-bp PstI-Eco RI fragment was sequenced. The in vivo transcription start point (tsp) for the cysD gene was determined by the methods of T4 DNA polymerase mapping and mung-bean nuclease mapping. The -10 region of the cysD promoter (TATAGT) is closely homologous to the -10 consensus sequence (TATAAT) for E. coli promoters. The -35 region of this promoter (TTCATT) is less closely related to the -35 consensus sequence (TTGACA). Several mutants were obtained by using a chain-termination method for generating unidirectional deletions. Evidence is presented for a possible CysB protein binding site around -89, thought to be involved in regulation of expression of the cysD gene.

PMID:
2185135
DOI:
10.1016/0378-1119(90)90504-k
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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