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Analysis of gas vesicle gene expression in Haloferax mediterranei reveals that GvpA and GvpC are both gas vesicle structural proteins.

Englert, C. and Pfeifer, F. (1993):
Analysis of gas vesicle gene expression in Haloferax mediterranei reveals that GvpA and GvpC are both gas vesicle structural proteins.
In: The Journal of biological chemistry, pp. 9329-36, 268, (13), ISSN 0021-9258,
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Abstract

Gas vesicle synthesis in Haloferax mediterranei involves several gene products encoded by a 9.4-kilobase pair DNA region (mc-vac region) that contains 13 genes in addition to gvpA encoding the major structural gas vesicle protein. The expression of part of this region, encompassing the genes gvpA, gvpC, gvpN, and gvpO was investigated. These genes are transcribed from a common promoter located upstream of gvpA. Transcripts of 0.34 (gvpA only), 1.8 (gvpA/C), 2.4 (gvpA/C/N) and 3 kilobases (gvpA/C/N/O) were observed, with the gvpA transcript being the predominant mRNA species. The majority of the mRNA formed terminates 64 base pairs downstream of gvpA at the cytosine of the sequence 5' TTTTTC 3'. The synthesis of the GvpA and GvpC proteins was investigated by Western analyses. An antiserum raised against isolated gas vesicles of Hf. mediterranei detects, in addition to gas vesicle fragments, the GvpA protein of the M(r) of approximately 8,000 in lysates derived from different halobacteria or from Escherichia coli expressing gvpA. In samples containing isolated gas vesicles, mainly partially disaggregated gas vesicle fragments hybridize, but a minor amount of monomeric GvpA is also seen. For the detection of the GvpC protein, two versions of the gvpC gene (full length and gvp delta C lacking the 3' part encoding the acidic C terminus) were expressed in E. coli, and the resulting proteins were purified. The two antisera raised against these GvpC versions indicate the expression of gvpC in different halobacteria. By Western analysis, GvpC is also detectable in samples containing isolated gas vesicles demonstrating that GvpC is a second, but minor, gas vesicle structural protein.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 1993
Creators: Englert, C. and Pfeifer, F.
Title: Analysis of gas vesicle gene expression in Haloferax mediterranei reveals that GvpA and GvpC are both gas vesicle structural proteins.
Language: English
Abstract:

Gas vesicle synthesis in Haloferax mediterranei involves several gene products encoded by a 9.4-kilobase pair DNA region (mc-vac region) that contains 13 genes in addition to gvpA encoding the major structural gas vesicle protein. The expression of part of this region, encompassing the genes gvpA, gvpC, gvpN, and gvpO was investigated. These genes are transcribed from a common promoter located upstream of gvpA. Transcripts of 0.34 (gvpA only), 1.8 (gvpA/C), 2.4 (gvpA/C/N) and 3 kilobases (gvpA/C/N/O) were observed, with the gvpA transcript being the predominant mRNA species. The majority of the mRNA formed terminates 64 base pairs downstream of gvpA at the cytosine of the sequence 5' TTTTTC 3'. The synthesis of the GvpA and GvpC proteins was investigated by Western analyses. An antiserum raised against isolated gas vesicles of Hf. mediterranei detects, in addition to gas vesicle fragments, the GvpA protein of the M(r) of approximately 8,000 in lysates derived from different halobacteria or from Escherichia coli expressing gvpA. In samples containing isolated gas vesicles, mainly partially disaggregated gas vesicle fragments hybridize, but a minor amount of monomeric GvpA is also seen. For the detection of the GvpC protein, two versions of the gvpC gene (full length and gvp delta C lacking the 3' part encoding the acidic C terminus) were expressed in E. coli, and the resulting proteins were purified. The two antisera raised against these GvpC versions indicate the expression of gvpC in different halobacteria. By Western analysis, GvpC is also detectable in samples containing isolated gas vesicles demonstrating that GvpC is a second, but minor, gas vesicle structural protein.

Journal or Publication Title: The Journal of biological chemistry
Volume: 268
Number: 13
Divisions: 10 Department of Biology > Microbiology and Archaea
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10 Department of Biology
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2011 10:51
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