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Cloning and expression of the gene coding for FtsH protease from Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv

Anilkumar, Gopalakrishnapillai and Chauhan, Mehbubhussein M and Ajitkumar, Parthasarathi (1998) Cloning and expression of the gene coding for FtsH protease from Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv. In: Gene, 214 (1-2). 07-11.

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Abstract

This study was aimed at the molecular cloning and expression of the gene coding for FtsH protease of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv (virulent). PCR on the genomic DNA of M. tuberculosis H37Ra (non-virulent) using the oligodeoxynucleotide primers, which were designed based on the codon usage pattern of M. tuberculosis and against the nucleotide (nt) sequence corresponding to two conserved domains of the FtsH protein of Escherichia coli, yielded a 363-bp product. The amino-acid sequence, deduced from the nt sequence of the PCR product, revealed the presence of two ATP-binding motifs and the AAA Signature motif (Second Region of Homology) that are characteristic features found conserved in the FtsH molecules from eubacteria, archaebacteria, and eukaryotes. Southern hybridisation of the NheI digest of the cosmid SCY6F7 containing part of the genomic DNA of M. tuberculosis H37Rv using the PCR fragment as the probe identified the full-length ftsH gene in the 7.2-kb fragment. The gene was subcloned into PBS (SK+) vector, and the FtsH product that was expressed in E. coli transformed with the vector was identified as an 85-kDa protein localised in the membrane

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: ATP binding motif;ATPase;AAA signature motif;second region of homology.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2009 07:25
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/18258

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