Sulfonate-sulfur metabolism and its regulation in Escherichia coli

In the absence of sulfate and cysteine, Escherichia coli can use aliphatic sulfonates as a source of sulfur for growth. Starvation for sulfate leads to the expression of the tauABCD and ssuEADCB genes. Each of these gene clusters encodes an ABC-type transport system required for uptake of aliphatic sulfonates and a desulfonation enzyme. The TauD protein is… (More)