Nucleotide sequence of the malate dehydrogenase gene of Thermus flavus and its mutation directing an increase in enzyme activity.

The nucleotide sequence of the malate dehydrogenase (mdh) gene from a thermophilic bacterium, Thermus flavus, was determined. The amino acid sequence of the Thermus malate dehydrogenase resembled that of the porcine heart cytoplasmic enzyme to a certain extent, and Asp-159 and His-187 were identified as possible essential residues for the catalytic function… CONTINUE READING