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J Bacteriol. 1993 Aug;175(16):5260-4.

Characterization of the traC determinant of the Enterococcus faecalis hemolysin-bacteriocin plasmid pAD1: binding of sex pheromone.

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Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109.

Abstract

pAD1, a conjugative, 60-kb, hemolysin-bacteriocin plasmid in Enterococcus faecalis, encodes a mating response to a small peptide sex pheromone, cAD1, secreted by potential recipient bacteria. A gene, traC, encoding a 60.7-kDa protein with a typical amino terminal signal peptide, was identified within a region that appears to encode a product that binds to exogenous pheromone. A cloned segment of DNA containing traC resulted in specific binding of cells to synthetic cAD1. The putative traC product has strong similarity to a product of the E. faecalis plasmid pCF10 as well as oligopeptide binding proteins of Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, and Bacillus subtilis.

PMID:
8349566
PMCID:
PMC204994
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