Maria L Torgonskaya

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This review summarizes current notions on the mechanisms of transport and degradation of dichloromethane (DCM) by aerobic methylotrophic bacteria as well as enzymological and genetic aspects of DCM dehalogenation, including probable pathways used by cells to overcome accompanying stresses (acid, osmotic, and oxidative). The topicality of the problem of the(More)
Aerobic methylotrophic bacteria able to grow with dichloromethane (DCM) as the sole carbon and energy source possess a specific glutathione S-transferase, DCM dehalogenase, which transforms DCM to formaldehyde, used for biomass and energy production, and hydrochloric acid, which is excreted. Evidence is presented for chloride-specific responses for three(More)
Fractionation of dichloromethane (DCM) molecules with different chlorine isotopes by aerobic methylobacteria Methylobacterium dichloromethanicum DM4 and Albibacter methylovorans DM10; cell-free extract of strain DM4; and transconjugant Iethylobacterium extorquens AI1/pME 8220, expressing the dcmA gene for DCM dehalogenase but unable to grow on DCM, was(More)
Methylobacterium dichloromethanicum DM4, a degrader of dichloromethane (DCM), was more tolerant to the effect of H2O2 and UV irradiation than Methylobacterium extorquens AM1, which does not consume DCM. The addition of CH2Cl2 to methylobacteria with active serine, ribulose monophosphate, and ribulose bisphosphate pathways of C1 metabolism, grown on(More)
A shortening of the lag phase in dichloromethane (DCM) consumption was observed in the methylobacteria Methylopila helvetica DM6 and Albibacter methylovorans DM10 after prior growth on methanol with the presence of 1.5% NaCl. Neither heat nor acid stress accelerated methylobacterium adaptation to DCM consumption. Sodium azide (1 mM) and potassium cyanide (1(More)
A knockout mutant of Methylobacterium dichloromethanicum DM4 with an inactivated gene of a putative transcription regulator METDI5511 (ΔMETDI5511) has been obtained. The expression of this gene increases many times when the strain is grown on dichloromethane compared to methanol. The mutant had a low growth rate on dichloromethane as compared with the(More)
Activation of expression of the xoxF gene encoding PQQ-dependent methanol/ethanol dehydrogenase (METDI2492) in dichloromethane (DCM)-grown Methylobacterium dichloromethanicum DM4 was first demonstrated. The sequence of the only XoxF homolog found in the genome of strain DM4 exhibited 50% identity to that of the protein (MxaF) of the large subunit of(More)
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