Hubert Cieśliński

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A psychrotrophic bacterium producing a cold-adapted esterase upon growth at low temperatures was isolated from the alimentary tract of Antarctic krill Euphasia superba Dana, and classified as Pseudoalteromonas sp. strain 643A. A genomic DNA library of strain 643A was introduced into Escherichia coli TOP10F’, and screening on tributyrin-containing agar(More)
The gram-negative antarctic bacterium Pseudoalteromonas sp. 22b, isolated from the alimentary tract of krill Thyssanoessa macrura, synthesizes an intracellular cold-adapted beta-galactosidase. The gene encoding this beta-galactosidase has been PCR amplified, cloned, expressed in Escherichia coli, purified, and characterized. The enzyme is active as a(More)
The marine, psychrotolerant, rod-shaped and Gram-negative bacterium 22b (the best of 41 beta-galactosidase producers out of 107 Antarctic strains subjected to screening), classified as Pseudoalteromonas sp. based on 16S rRNA gene sequence, isolated from the alimentary tract of Antarctic krill Thyssanoessa macrura, synthesizes an intracellular cold-adapted(More)
The crystal structure of the esterase EstA from the cold-adapted bacterium Pseudoalteromonas sp. 643A was determined in a covalently inhibited form at a resolution of 1.35 A. The enzyme has a typical SGNH hydrolase structure consisting of a single domain containing a five-stranded beta-sheet, with three helices at the convex side and two helices at the(More)
A cryptic plasmid pSFKW33 from psychrotrophic bacterium Shewanella sp. 33B, an isolate from the Gulf of Gdansk (the Baltic Sea), was sequenced and characterized. It is an 8021bp circular molecule with 38% GC content, which shows a distinctive nucleotide sequence without homology to other known plasmids. The nucleotide sequence analysis predicts eight open(More)
A cold-active beta-galactosidase of Antarctic marine bacterium Pseudoalteromonas sp. 22b was synthesized by an Escherichia coli transformant harboring its gene and immobilized on glutaraldehyde-treated chitosan beads. Unlike the soluble enzyme the immobilized preparation was not inhibited by glucose, its apparent optimum temperature for activity was 10(More)
In this work, we present the construction of a metagenomic library in Escherichia coli using pUC19 vector and environmental DNA directly isolated from Antarctic topsoil and screened for lipolytic enzymes. Screening on agar supplemented with olive oil and rhodamine B revealed one clone with lipolytic activity (Lip1) out of 1000 E. coli clones. This clone(More)
We report the identification and nucleotide sequence analysis of pKW1, a plasmid of the psychrotrophic bacterium Pseudoalteromonas sp. 643A isolated from the stomach of Antarctic krill Euphasia superba. pKW1 consists of 4583 bp, has a G+C content of 43% and seven putative open reading frames (ORFs). The deduced amino acid sequence from ORF-1 shared(More)
A psychrotrophic bacterium producing a cold-adapted β-galactosidase upon growth at low temperatures was classified as Arthrobacter sp. 20B. A genomic DNA library of strain 20B introduced into Escherichia coli TOP10F′ and screening on X-Gal (5-bromo-4-chloro-3-indolyl-β-d-galactopyranoside)-containing agar plates led to the isolation of β-galactosidase gene.(More)
Recently we described identification and characterization of GDSL esterase EstA from psychrotrophic bacterium Pseudoalteromonas sp. 643A. Attempts to obtain heterologous overexpression of this enzyme in Escherichia coli system were not satisfactory. The EstA protein was expressed as inclusion bodies, most of that were inactive after purification step, and(More)