Oxygen blocks the reaction of the FixL-FixJ complex with ATP but does not influence binding of FixJ or ATP to FixL.

Abstract

The RmFixL-RmFixJ oxygen signal transduction system ensures that a cascade of the Sinorhizobium meliloti nitrogen fixation genes is induced as the concentration of O2 drops below 50 microM in symbiotic nodules. Deoxy-RmFixL is a histidine protein kinase that catalyzes a phosphoryl transfer from ATP to the aspartate 54 residue of RmFixJ; RmFixJ is a response… (More)

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