Muhammad Tausif Chaudhry

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The current study examined the aromatic degradation and central metabolism in Corynebacterium glutamicum by proteomic and molecular methods. Comparative analysis of proteomes from cells grown on gentisate and on glucose revealed that 30% of the proteins of which their abundance changed were involved in aromatic degradation and central carbon metabolism.(More)
Corynebacterium glutamicum grew on resorcinol as a sole source of carbon and energy. By genome-wide data mining, two gene clusters, designated NCgl1110-NCgl1113 and NCgl2950-NCgl2953, were proposed to encode putative proteins involved in resorcinol catabolism. Deletion of the NCgl2950-NCgl2953 gene cluster did not result in any observable phenotype changes.(More)
Comamonas sp. strain CNB-1, a chloronitrobenzene-degrading bacterium, was demonstrated to possess higher arsenate tolerance as compared with the mutant strain CNB-2. pCNB1, a plasmid harboured by CNB-1 but not CNB-2, contained the genetic cluster ars(RPBC)Com, which putatively encodes arsenate-resistance regulator, family II arsenate reductase, arsenite(More)
The present study focuses on the genetic and biochemical characterization of mycothiol S-conjugate amidase (Mca) of Corynebacterium glutamicum. Recombinant C. glutamicum Mca was heterologously expressed in Escherichia coli and purified to apparent homogeneity. The molecular weight of native Mca protein determined by gel filtration chromatography was 35 kDa,(More)
Genome-wide data mining indicated that six genes (ncgl1031, ncgl2302, ncgl2325, ncgl2326, ncgl2922 and ncgl2953) encoding putative transport proteins are involved in uptake of various aromatic compounds that are further degraded through the beta-ketoadipate, gentisate and resorcinol pathways in Corynebacterium glutamicum. The gentisate (GenK/NCgl2922) and(More)
Over-expression of the gene, mshA, coding for mycothiol glycosyl transferase improved the robustness of Corynebacterium glutamicum to various stresses. Intracellular mycothiol (MSH) content was increased by 114 % in WT(pXMJ19-mshA) compared to WT(pXMJ19). Survival rates increased by 44, 39, 90, 77, 131, 87, 52, 47, 57, 85 and 33 % as compared to WT(pXMJ19)(More)
Corynebacterium glutamicum uses 4-cresol as sole carbon source for growth. Protocatechuate 3,4-dioxygenase activity had been detected when C. glutamicum was grown with 4-cresol. In this work, we found that 4-cresol was catabolized via 4-hydroxybenzoate and protocatechuate as intermediate metabolites, and a genetic cluster called cre (designated for(More)
Oxidation of methionine leads to the formation of the S and R diastereomers of methionine sulfoxide (MetO), which can be reversed by the actions of two structurally unrelated classes of methionine sulfoxide reductase (Msr), MsrA and MsrB, respectively. Although MsrAs have long been demonstrated in numerous bacteria, their physiological and biochemical(More)
This study focuses on the possible use of Aspergillus fumigatus to remove acid violet 49 dye (AV49) from aqueous solution. In batch biosorption experiments, the highest biosorption efficiency was achieved at pH 3.0, with biosorbent dosage of 3.0 gL−1 within about 30 min at 40 °C. The Langmuir and Freundlich models were able to describe the biosorption(More)
Ohr, a bacterial protein encoded by the Organic Hydroperoxide Resistance (ohr) gene, plays a critical role in resistance to organic hydroperoxides. In the present study, we show that the Cys-based thiol-dependent Ohr of Corynebacterium glutamicum decomposes organic hydroperoxides more efficiently than hydrogen peroxide. Replacement of either of the two Cys(More)