Chitin catabolism in the marine bacterium Vibrio furnissii. Identification and molecular cloning of a chitoporin.


Chitin catabolism by the marine bacterium Vibrio furnissii involves many genes and proteins, including two unique periplasmic hydrolases, a chitodextrinase and a beta-N-acetylglucosaminidase (Keyhani, N. O. , and Roseman, S. (1996) J. Biol. Chem. 271, 33414-33424 and 33425-33432). A specific chitoporin in the outer membrane may be required for these… (More)

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