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Ten site-directed mutations affecting the predicted 39-amino-acid signal peptide of the Streptomyces scabies esterase were used to examine start-codon usage and esterase secretion in S. lividans. The first of two in-frame AUG codons was preferred for translation initiation. Removal of 2 of the 4 positively charged amino acids at the amino terminus of the(More)
The esterase gene from Streptomyces scabies FL1 was cloned and expressed in Streptomyces lividans on plasmids pIJ486 and pIJ702. In S. lividans, the esterase gene was expressed during later stages of growth and was regulated by zinc, as is seen with S. scabies. The 36-kDa secreted form of the esterase was purified from S. lividans. N-terminal amino acid(More)
Production of a heat-stable, extracellular esterase by Streptomyces scabies is regulated by zinc ions. The esterase-encoding gene (est) from S. scabies was cloned and expressed in Streptomyces lividans. In S. lividans, expression of the est gene is also regulated by Zn2+, and the esterase is efficiently secreted in this organism. The sequence of the est(More)
The complete DNA sequence of the Streptomyces scabies (Ss) secY homolog and partial sequences of adjacent upstream and downstream open reading frames (ORFs) have been determined. The nucleotide sequence of a 2-kb region predicts a polypeptide of 437 amino acids in length with homology to the SecY protein family. The Ss secY homolog lies upstream from a(More)
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