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The hemA gene of Bradyrhizobium japonicum, which encodes the first enzyme in the heme biosynthetic pathway, is regulated by oxygen. Up to ninefold induction of beta-galactosidase activity is seen when cultures of B. japonicum containing either a plasmid-encoded or a chromosomally integrated hemA-lacZ fusion are shifted to restricted aeration. The oxygen(More)
Bradyrhizobium japonicum produces delta-aminolevulinic acid, the universal precursor of tetrapyrroles, in a reaction catalyzed by the product of the hemA gene. Expression of the B. japonicum hemA gene is affected by iron availability. Activity of a hemA-lacZ fusion is increased approximately threefold by iron, and RNA analysis indicates that iron regulation(More)
Serine hydroxymethyltransferase (SHMT) occupies a central position in one-carbon (C1) metabolism, catalyzing the reaction of serine and tetrahydrofolate to yield glycine and 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate. Methylenetetrahydrofolate serves as a donor of C1 units for the synthesis of numerous compounds, including purines, thymidylate, lipids, and methionine.(More)
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