Jürgen Felsberg

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Copy numbers of the streptomycete plasmid vector pRS410 and five other recombinant plasmid derivatives of the original cryptic streptomycete plasmid pSLG33 were determined using calibrated laser densitometry. DNA preparations, electrophoretically separated on agarose gels, were stained with ethidium bromide, photographed and the negatives were subsequently(More)
Acetolactate synthase small subunit encoding ilvN genes from the parental Streptomyces cinnamonensis strain and mutants resistant either to valine analogues or to 2-ketobutyrate were cloned and sequenced. The wild-type IlvN from S. cinnamonensis is composed of 175 amino acid residues and shows a high degree of similarity with the small subunits of other(More)
Escherichia coli A0 34/86 (O83:K24:H31) has been successfully used for prophylactic and therapeutic intestinal colonization of premature and newborn infants, with the aim of preventing nosocomial infections. Although E. coli A0 34/86 was described as a nonpathogenic commensal, partial sequencing revealed that its genome harbours gene clusters highly(More)
BACKGROUND Nitrilases attract increasing attention due to their utility in the mild hydrolysis of nitriles. According to activity and gene screening, filamentous fungi are a rich source of nitrilases distinct in evolution from their widely examined bacterial counterparts. However, fungal nitrilases have been less explored than the bacterial ones. Nitrilases(More)
Acetohydroxy-acid synthases (AHAS) of two mutant strains Streptomyces cinnamonensis ACB-NLR-2 and BVR-18 were chosen for this study for their apparent activation by valine, which regularly acts as an allosteric inhibitor. Sequencing the ilvB genes coding for the AHAS catalytic subunit revealed two distant changes in the mutants, ΔQ217 and E139A,(More)
Transition from exponential phase of growth to stationary phase inStreptomyces aureofaciens is characterized by a decrease in the rate of translation and induction of tetracycline (Ttc) biosynthesis. In exponential phase, no significant changes were found in the activity of ribosomes at binding of ternary complex Phe-tRNA.EF-Tu.GTP to the A-site on(More)
Nitrilases from Aspergillus niger CBS 513.88, A. niger K10, Gibberella moniliformis, Neurospora crassa OR74A, and Penicillium marneffei ATCC 18224 were expressed in Escherichia coli BL21-Gold (DE3) after IPTG induction. N. crassa nitrilase exhibited the highest yield of 69,000 U L−1 culture. Co-expression of chaperones (GroEL/ES in G. moniliformis and P.(More)
The aim of this study was to contribute to clarifying the role of 6S RNA in the development and control of antibiotic biosynthesis in Streptomyces coelicolor. Due to the low energetic cost of gene silencing via 6S RNA, it is an easy and rapid means of down-regulating the expression of specific genes in response to signals from changes in the environment.(More)
The lincomycin-production gene cluster of the industrial overproduction strain Streptomyces lincolnensis 78-11 has been sequenced (Peschke et al. 1995) and twenty-seven putative open reading frames with biosynthetic or regulatory functions (lmb genes) identified. Two distinct hypothetical genes, lmbI and lmbH, were found downstream of the lmbJ gene, coding(More)
We demonstrated two different DNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RNAP) alpha subunits in spores of Streptomyces granaticolor with apparent molecular masses of 40 and 43 kDa. The 43-kDa subunit was also found in vegetative cells. These two proteins are highly similar to each other as well as to other bacterial RNAP alpha subunits. The 40-kDa subunit is shortened(More)