Purification and preliminary X-ray crystallographic analysis of the ligand-binding domain of Sinorhizobium meliloti DctB.

Sinorhizobium meliloti DctBD is a well-characterized two-component system. It is believed that DctB senses the concentration of C4-dicarboxylate compounds on the outside of the bacterium and phosphorylates DctD, which in turn activates transcription of the dctA gene, coding for a gene of C4-dicarboxylate permease. The structure and function of the ligand… CONTINUE READING