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Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2012 Oct;96(1):113-21. doi: 10.1007/s00253-011-3803-4. Epub 2012 Jan 14.

Characterization of a new ScbR-like γ-butyrolactone binding regulator (SlbR) in Streptomyces coelicolor.

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Department of Microbial Engineering, College of Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea.


γ-Butyrolactones in Streptomyces are well recognized as bacterial hormones, and they affect secondary metabolism of Streptomyces. γ-Butyrolactone receptors are considered important regulatory proteins, and various γ-butyrolactone synthases and receptors have been reported in Streptomyces. Here, we characterized a new regulator, SCO0608, that interacted with SCB1 (γ-butyrolactone of Streptomyces coelicolor) and bound to the scbR/A and adpA promoters. The SCO0608 protein sequences are not similar to those of any known γ-butyrolactone binding proteins in Streptomyces such as ScbR from S. coelicolor or ArpA from Streptomyces griseus. Interestingly, SCO0608 functions as a repressor of antibiotic biosynthesis and spore formation in R5 complex media. We showed the existence of another type of γ-butyrolactone receptor in Streptomyces, and this SCO0608 was named ScbR-like γ-butyrolactone binding regulator (SlbR) in S. coelicolor.

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