Richard T. Ruettinger

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Cytochrome P-450BM-3 (P-450BM-3) from Bacillus megaterium incorporates both a P-450 and an NADPH:P-450 reductase in proteolytically separable domains of a single, 119-kDa polypeptide and functions as a fatty acid monooxygenase independently of any other protein. A 5-kilobase DNA fragment which contains the gene encoding P-450BM-3 was sequenced. A single(More)
The gene encoding barbiturate-inducible cytochrome P-450BM-1 from Bacillus megaterium ATCC 14581 has been cloned and sequenced. An open reading frame in the 1.9 kb of cloned DNA correctly predicted the NH2-terminal sequence of P-450BM-1 previously determined by protein sequencing, and, in toto, predicted a polypeptide of 410 amino acid residues with an Mr(More)
In a previous publication (Wen, L.-P., and Fulco, A. J. (1987) J. Biol. Chem. 262, 6676-6682), we described the cloning of the gene encoding cytochrome P-450BM-3, a catalytically self-sufficient fatty acid monooxygenase induced by barbiturates in Bacillus megaterium. We have now subcloned a 1.6-kilobase segment of DNA from this cloned gene that includes the(More)
The soluble, cytochrome P-450-dependent fatty acid monooxygenase of Bacillus megaterium ATCC 14581 is induced by phenobarbital and at least twelve other barbiturates (Kim, B.-H. and Fulco, A.J. (1983) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 116, 843-850). We have since found that the inducer potency of phenobarbital and of six other of these barbiturates was(More)
In previous publications from this laboratory we have described a soluble, partially purified cytochrome P-450-dependent monooxygenase complex that, in the presence of NADPH and O2, catalyzes the monohydroxylation of long chain fatty acids, alcohols, and amides at the omega -1, omega -2, and omega -3 positions. We have now found that this preparation(More)
Soluble extracts of Bacillus megaterium ATCC 14581 prepared by centrifuging a sonicated cell suspension at 40,000 xg for 30 min apparently contained no cytochrome P-450 unless the culture had been grown in the presence of an inducer: a reduced+CO minus reduced spectrum was used to measure cytochrome P-450 concentration. When the 40,000 xg supernatants from(More)
Turnover of the acylated and unacylated glycerol moieties of phosphatidylglycerol was examined during infection of Pseudomonas BAL-31 by bacteriophage PM2. No turnover of either glycerol moiety was observed in infected or inunfected cells. The stereochemical configuration of phosphatidylglycerol from both virus and host was determined and proved to be(More)