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Mol Gen Genet. 1996 Sep 25;252(4):493-6.

Characterization of genes from Thermoanaerobacterium thermosulfurigenes EM1 that encode two glycosyl hydrolases with conserved S-layer-like domains.

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Institut für Mikrobiologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany.


Two genes from Thermoanaerobacterium thermosulfurigenes EM1 were identified which are predicted to encode a xylanase (XynA) and a polygalacturonate hydrolase (Pg1A). The xynA gene has the potential to encode a 1234-amino acid product consisting of a signal peptide followed by a repeated domain, a xylanase family F domain, two cellulose-binding domains and a triplicated sequence at its C-terminus. The gene pglA is predicted to encode a product of 1148 amino acids consisting of a signal sequence followed by a fibronectin type III-like domain (Fn3 domain), the catalytic domain, a Gly/Thr/Ser/Asn-rich segment and a triplicated domain. The triplicated segments at the C-termini of deduced XynA and Pg1A are about 95% identical to each other and to the S-layer-like domains of the previously characterized pullulanase (AmyB) from the same organism. In contrast, sequence comparisons revealed only distant amino acid sequence similarities between the fibronectin type III-like domains of Pg1A and AmyB from T. thermosulfurigenes EM1.

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