Inducible promoter-repressor system from the Lactobacillus casei phage fFSW

Bernhard Binishofer, Isabella Moll, Bernhard Henrich, Udo Bläsi

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    With the aim to extend the presently available inducible gene expression systems for lactobacilli, we have isolated a thermoinducible promoter-repressor cassette from the temperate Lactobacillus casei phage FFSW-TI in Escherichia coli. The FFSW-TI promoter fragment was abutted to the plasmid-borne promoterless ?-glucuronidase (gusA) reporter gene and shown to direct its transcription in L. casei. In addition, the functionality of the promoter-repressor system was verified in the L. casei FFSW-TI lysogen by showing that the gusA reporter gene, controlled by the isolated FFSW-TI promoter, was repressed at 28°C and expressed at 42°C. Moreover, a homology search revealed that the C terminus of the isolated FFSW repressor shows a high similarity to the small mutS-related domain of the MutS2 protein family that is unprecedented for phage-encoded repressor proteins.
    Seiten (von - bis)4132-4135
    FachzeitschriftApplied and Environmental Microbiology
    PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2002

    ÖFOS 2012

    • 106022 Mikrobiologie