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The integral membrane sensor kinase CitA of Klebsiella pneumoniae is part of a two-component signal transduction system that regulates the transport and metabolism of citrate in response to its environmental concentration. Two-component systems are widely used by bacteria for such adaptive processes, but the stereochemistry of periplasmic ligand binding and(More)
The amino acid L-serine is required for pharmaceutical purposes, and the availability of a sugar-based microbial process for its production is desirable. However, a number of intracellular utilization routes prevent overproduction of L-serine, with the essential serine hydroxymethyltransferase (SHMT) (glyA) probably occupying a key position. We found that(More)
Ion channels gated by cyclic nucleotides have crucial roles in neuronal excitability and signal transduction of sensory neurons. Here, we studied ligand binding of a cyclic nucleotide-activated K(+) channel from Mesorhizobium loti and its isolated cyclic nucleotide-binding domain. The channel and the binding domain alone bind cyclic AMP with similar(More)
The sensor kinase CitA and the response regulator CitB of Klebsiella pneumoniae form the paradigm of a subfamily of bacterial two-component regulatory systems that are capable of sensing tri- or dicarboxylates in the environment and then induce transporters for the uptake of these compounds. We recently showed that the separated periplasmic domain of CitA,(More)
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