Meta-cleavage enzyme gene tesB is necessary for testosterone degradation in Comamonas testosteroni TA441.


Comamonas testosteroni metabolizes testosterone as the sole carbon source via a meta-cleavage reaction. A meta-cleavage enzyme gene, tesB, was cloned from C. testosteroni TA441. The deduced N-terminal amino acid sequence of tesB matched that of the purified meta-cleavage enzyme which is induced in TA441 during growth on testosterone as the sole carbon… (More)


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