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J Biotechnol. 1994 Jun 15;35(1):69-76.

A novel protein secretion factor from a Vibrio species which operates in Escherichia coli.

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Central Laboratories for Key Technology, KIRIN Brewery Co., Ltd., Yokohama, Japan.


A DNA fragment specific to a Vibrio species was found to promote extracellular secretion of proteins, when cloned into Escherichia coli. Cells harboring a plasmid carrying this fragment secreted significant amounts of periplasmic beta-lactamase and alkaline phosphatase into the medium, however most cytoplasmic beta-galactosidase was retained within the cell. The DNA sequence essential for this property was found to be a gene encoding 76 amino acids, which was designated as the 'PAS factor'. Highly expressed PAS factor is harmful to the cell, this may be due to a disruption of the membrane structure and/or function.

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