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See detailExpression in Escherichia Coli of the Carboxy Terminal Domain of the Blar Sensory-Transducer Protein of Bacillus Licheniformis as a Water-Soluble Mr 26,000 Penicillin-Binding Protein
Joris, Bernard ULiege; Ledent, P.; Kobayashi, T. et al

in FEMS Microbiology Letters (1990), 58(1), 107-113

A cloning vector has been constructed which allows production and export by Escherichia coli of the Met346-Arg601 carboxy terminal domain of the 601 amino acid BLAR sensory-transducer involved in beta ... [more ▼]

A cloning vector has been constructed which allows production and export by Escherichia coli of the Met346-Arg601 carboxy terminal domain of the 601 amino acid BLAR sensory-transducer involved in beta-lactamase inducibility in Bacillus licheniformis. The polypeptide, referred to as BLAR-CTD, accumulates in the periplasm of E. coli in the form of a water-soluble, Mr 26,000 penicillin-binding protein. These data and homology searches suggest that BLAR has a membrane topology similar to that of other sensory-transducers involved in chemotaxis. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Life-Cycle Proteins Roda of Escherichia Coli and Spove of Bacillus Subtilis Have Very Similar Primary Structures
Joris, Bernard ULiege; Dive, Georges ULiege; Henriques, A. et al

in Molecular Microbiology (1990), 4(3), 513-517

Comparison of the predicted amino acid sequence of the cell-cycle RodA protein with the National Research Foundation protein sequence database shows that the 370-amino-acid RodA, a protein that is ... [more ▼]

Comparison of the predicted amino acid sequence of the cell-cycle RodA protein with the National Research Foundation protein sequence database shows that the 370-amino-acid RodA, a protein that is essential for wall elongation in Escherichia coli and maintenance of the rod shape of the cell, is highly analogous, in terms of primary structure, with the Bacillus subtilis SpoVE protein involved in stage V of sporulation. [less ▲]

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See detailIdentification of BlaR, the signal transducer for β-lactamase production in Bacillus licheniformis, as a penicillin-binding protein with strong homology to the OXA-2 β-lactamase (class D) of Salmonella typhimurium
Zhu, Ying-Fang; Curran, Ivan H. A.; Joris, Bernard ULiege et al

in Journal of Bacteriology (1990), 172(2), 1137-1141

The blaR gene of Bacillus licheniformis encodes the signal transducer for induction of the class A beta-lactamase. The protein product, BlaR, has a hydrophilic carboxy region that binds beta-lactams and ... [more ▼]

The blaR gene of Bacillus licheniformis encodes the signal transducer for induction of the class A beta-lactamase. The protein product, BlaR, has a hydrophilic carboxy region that binds beta-lactams and shows high sequence homology to the class D beta-lactamases, particularly the OXA-2 beta-lactamase of Salmonella typhimurium. The BlaR-beta-lactam complex is stable and may provide the continuing stimulus needed for the prolonged production of the enzyme. [less ▲]

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See detailNucleotide sequence of the gene encoding the active-site serine β-lactamase from Actinomadura R39
Houba, Simone; Willem, Sabine; Duez, Colette ULiege et al

in FEMS Microbiology Letters (1989), 65(3), 241-246

The gene encoding the extracellular, active-site serine beta-lactamase of Actinomadura R39, previously cloned into Streptomyces lividans, has the information for the synthesis of a 304 amino acid protein ... [more ▼]

The gene encoding the extracellular, active-site serine beta-lactamase of Actinomadura R39, previously cloned into Streptomyces lividans, has the information for the synthesis of a 304 amino acid protein, the amino terminal region of which has the characteristic features of a signal peptide. The Actinomadura R39 beta-lactamase is another member of the class A beta-lactamases. In particular, it shows high homology with the beta-lactamase of Bacillus licheniformis. [less ▲]

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See detailNucleotide sequences of the pbpX genes encoding the penicillin-binding proteins 2x from Streptococcus pneumoniae R6 and a cefotaxime-resistant mutant, C506
Laible, G.; Hakenbeck, R.; Sicard, M. A. et al

in Molecular Microbiology (1989), 3(10), 1337-1348

Development of penicillin resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae is due to successive mutations in penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which reduce their affinity for beta-lactam antibiotics. PBP2x is one ... [more ▼]

Development of penicillin resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae is due to successive mutations in penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) which reduce their affinity for beta-lactam antibiotics. PBP2x is one of the high-Mr PBPs which appears to be altered both in resistant clinical isolates, and in cefotaxime-resistant laboratory mutants. In this study, we have sequenced a 2564 base-pair chromosomal fragment from the penicillin-sensitive S. pneumoniae strain R6, which contains the PBP2x gene. Within this fragment, a 2250 base-pair open reading frame was found which coded for a protein having an Mr of 82.35kD, a value which is in good agreement with the Mr of 80-85 kD measured by SDS-gel electrophoresis of the PBP2x protein itself. The N-terminal region resembled an unprocessed signal peptide and was followed by a hydrophobic sequence that may be responsible for membrane attachment of PBP2x. The corresponding nucleotide sequence of the PBP2x gene from C504, a cefotaxime-resistant laboratory mutant obtained after five selection steps, contained three nucleotide substitutions, causing three amino acid alterations within the beta-lactam binding domain of the PBP2x protein. Alterations affecting similar regions of Escherichia coli PBP3 and Neisseria gonorrhoeae PBP2 from beta-lactam-resistant strains are known. The penicillin-binding domain of PBP2x shows highest homology with these two PBPs and S. pneumoniae PBP2b. In contrast, the N-terminal extension of PBP2x has the highest homology with E. coli PBP2 and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus PBP2'. No significant homology was detected with PBP1a or PBP1b of Escherichia coli, or with the low-Mr PBPs. [less ▲]

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See detailActive-Site and Membrane Topology of the Dd-Peptidase/Penicillin-Binding Protein No. 6 of Enterococcus Hirae (Streptococcus Faecium) A.T.C.C. 9790
El Kharroubi, Aboubaker; Piras, Graziella; Jacques, Philippe ULiege et al

in Biochemical Journal (1989), 262(2), 457-462

The membrane-bound 43,000-Mr penicillin-binding protein no. 6 (PBP6) of Enterococcus hirae consists of a 30,000-Mr DD-peptidase/penicillin-binding domain and a approximately 130-residue C-terminal ... [more ▼]

The membrane-bound 43,000-Mr penicillin-binding protein no. 6 (PBP6) of Enterococcus hirae consists of a 30,000-Mr DD-peptidase/penicillin-binding domain and a approximately 130-residue C-terminal appendage. Removal of this appendage by trypsin proteolysis has no marked effect on the catalytic activity and penicillin-binding capacity of the PBP. Anchorage of the PBP in the membrane appears to be mediated by a short 15-20-residue stretch at the C-terminal end of the appendage. The sequence of the 50-residue N-terminal region of the PBP shows high degree of homology with the sequences of the corresponding regions of the PBPs5 of Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis. On this basis the active-site serine residue occurs at position 35 in the enterococcal PBP. [less ▲]

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See detailThe rigid matrix of bacterial-cell walls - a citation classic commentary on the use of bacteriolytic enzymes in determination of wall structure and their role in cell-metabolism by Ghuyssen,J.M
Ghuysen, Jean-Marie ULiege

in Current Contents. Agriculture Biology & Environmental Sciences (1989), (25), 17

The bacterial wall peptidoglycan is a network structure. Glycan strands of alternate 3,1-4 linked N-ace-tylglucosamine and N-acetylmuramic acid pyranoside residues are substituted through the D-lactyl ... [more ▼]

The bacterial wall peptidoglycan is a network structure. Glycan strands of alternate 3,1-4 linked N-ace-tylglucosamine and N-acetylmuramic acid pyranoside residues are substituted through the D-lactyl group of N-acetylmuramic acid by L-Ala-γ-D-Glu-L-Xaa3-D-Ala peptide units where L-Xaa3 is most often a diamino acid, occasionally a neutral amino acid. Peptide units substituting adjacent glycan strands are linked together by means of bridges that involve the carboxyl group of the terminal D-Ala of one peptide and either the ω-amino group or the diamino acid L-Xaa3 or the α-carboxyl group of D-Glu of another peptide. Depending on the composition and location of the bridges, the wall peptidoglycans fall into four main chemotypes. [less ▲]

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See detailNumerical computation of the electrostatic interaction energy between methanol and the dyad water-imidazole
Dehareng, Dominique ULiege; Dive, Georges ULiege; Lamotte-Brasseur, Josette ULiege et al

in Theoretica Chimica Acta (1989), 76(2), 85-94

The electrostatic interaction energy between methanol and the dyad water-imidazole has been computed numerically at three levels of approximation from 3D grids of the charge density of one partner and the ... [more ▼]

The electrostatic interaction energy between methanol and the dyad water-imidazole has been computed numerically at three levels of approximation from 3D grids of the charge density of one partner and the electrostatic potential of the other. The minimum positions and energy values thus obtained compare well with those calculated analytically. The numerical procedure is especially interesting for the prediction of the stable conformers. [less ▲]

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See detailCrystallographic mapping of β-lactams bound to a D-alanyl-D-alanine peptidase target enzyme
Kelly, Judith A.; Knox, James R.; Zhao, Haiching C. et al

in Journal of Molecular Biology (1989), 209(2), 281-295

X-ray crystallography has been used to examine the binding of three members of the beta-lactam family of antibiotics to the D-alanyl-D-alanine peptidase from Streptomyces R61, a target of penicillins ... [more ▼]

X-ray crystallography has been used to examine the binding of three members of the beta-lactam family of antibiotics to the D-alanyl-D-alanine peptidase from Streptomyces R61, a target of penicillins. Cephalosporin C, the monobactam analog of penicillin G and (2,3)-alpha-methylene benzylpenicillin have been mapped at 2.3 A resolution in the form of acyl-enzyme complexes bound to serine 62. On the basis of the positions of these inhibitors, the binding of a tripeptide substrate for the enzyme, L-lysyl-D-alanyl-D-alanine, has been modeled in the active site. The binding of both inhibitors and substrate is facilitated by hydrogen-bonding interactions with a conserved beta-strand (297-303), which is antiparallel to the beta-lactam's acylamide linkage or the substrate's peptide bond. The active site is similar to that in beta-lactamases. [less ▲]

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See detailCloning and amplified expression in Streptomyces lividans of the gene encoding the extracellular β-lactamase of Actinomadura R39
Fraipont, Claudine ULiege; Duez, Colette ULiege; Matagne, André ULiege et al

in Biochemical Journal (1989), 262(3), 849-854

By using the promoter-probe plasmid pIJ424, genomic DNA fragments of Actinomadura R39 were shown to have promoter activity in Streptomyces lividans. The same 100-200-copy-number plasmid was used to clone ... [more ▼]

By using the promoter-probe plasmid pIJ424, genomic DNA fragments of Actinomadura R39 were shown to have promoter activity in Streptomyces lividans. The same 100-200-copy-number plasmid was used to clone in S. lividans TK24, the gene that encodes the Actinomadura R39, β-lactamase. Gene cloning resulted in an amplified expression of the , β lactamase when compared with the amounts of enzyme produced by the original strain (1 mg versus 0.008 mg . litre of culture-1). [less ▲]

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See detailThe Streptomyces K15 DD-peptidase/penicillin-binding protein. Active site and sequence of the N-terminal region.
Leyh-Bouille, Mélina; Vanbeeumen, Jozef; Renier-Pirlot, Suzanne et al

in Biochemical Journal (1989), 260(2), 601-604

The N-terminal region of the Streptomyces K15 DD-peptidase/penicillin-binding protein shows high homology with that of other penicillin-interactive proteins or domains. The active-site serine residue of ... [more ▼]

The N-terminal region of the Streptomyces K15 DD-peptidase/penicillin-binding protein shows high homology with that of other penicillin-interactive proteins or domains. The active-site serine residue of the conserved tetrad Ser-Xaa-Xaa-Lys occurs at position 35. There is no indication for the presence of a signal peptide or an N-terminal hydrophobic sequence, suggesting that the Streptomyces K15 enzyme is probably anchored to the membrane by a C-terminal peptide segment. [less ▲]

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See detailUsing X-ray diffraction results and computer graphics to design beta-lactams
Kelly, Judith A.; Knox, J. R.; Moews, P. C. et al

in Kansenshogaku Zasshi = Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases (1988), 62 Suppl

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See detailThe Active-Site-Serine Penicillin-Recognizing Enzymes as Members of the Streptomyces R61 Dd-Peptidase Family
Joris, Bernard ULiege; Ghuysen, Jean-Marie ULiege; Dive, Georges ULiege et al

in Biochemical Journal (1988), 250(2), 313-324

Homology searches and amino acid alignments, using the Streptomyces R61 DD-peptidase/penicillin-binding protein as reference, have been applied to the beta-lactamases of classes A and C, the Oxa-2 beta ... [more ▼]

Homology searches and amino acid alignments, using the Streptomyces R61 DD-peptidase/penicillin-binding protein as reference, have been applied to the beta-lactamases of classes A and C, the Oxa-2 beta-lactamase (considered as the first known member of an additional class D), the low-Mr DD-peptidases/penicillin-binding proteins (protein no. 5 of Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis) and penicillin-binding domains of the high-Mr penicillin-binding proteins (PBP1A, PBP1B, PBP2 and PBP3 of E. coli). Though the evolutionary distance may vary considerably, all these penicillin-interactive proteins and domains appear to be members of a single superfamily of active-site-serine enzymes distinct from the classical trypsin or subtilisin families. The amino acid alignments reveal several conserved boxes that consist of strict identities or homologous amino acids. The significance of these boxes is highlighted by the known results of X-ray crystallography, chemical derivatization and site-directed-mutagenesis experiments. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of the Trypsin-Solubilized Penicillin-Binding Proteins of Enterococcus hirae (Streptococcus faecium)
El Kharroubi, Aboubaker; Jacques, Philippe ULiege; Piras, Graziella et al

in Actor, Paul; Daneo-Moore, Lolita; Higgins, Michael L. (Eds.) et al Antibiotic Inhibition of Bacterial Cell Surface Assembly and Function (1988)

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See detailProperties and crystallization of a genetically engineered, water-soluble derivative of penicillin-binding protein 5 of Escherichia coli K12
Ferreira, Luis C; Schwarz, Uli; Keck, Wolfgang et al

in European Journal of Biochemistry (1988), 171(1-2), 11-16

Derivatives of the Escherichia coli penicillin-binding protein 5 (PBP5) with truncated carboxyl terminals were obtained by altering the carboxyl-coding end of the dacA gene. After cloning the modified ... [more ▼]

Derivatives of the Escherichia coli penicillin-binding protein 5 (PBP5) with truncated carboxyl terminals were obtained by altering the carboxyl-coding end of the dacA gene. After cloning the modified dacA gene into a runaway-replication-control plasmid, one clone that overproduced and excreted the desired protein into the periplasm was used as a source for the isolation of a water-soluble PBP5 (i.e. PBP5S). In PBP5S the carboxyl-terminal 21-amino-acid region of the wild-type protein was replaced by a short 9-amino-acid segment. Milligram amounts of PBP5S were purified by penicillin affinity chromatography in the absence of detergents or of chaotropic agents. PBP5S was stable and possessed DD-carboxypeptidase activity without added Triton X-100. Upon reaction with [14C]benzylpenicillin it was converted into a rather short-lived acyl-enzyme complex, as observed with PBP5. Both PBP5 and PBP5S were crystallized. In contrast to PBP5, PBP5S yielded enzymatically active, well-formed prismatic crystals suitable for X-ray analysis. [less ▲]

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See detailPurification and Characterization of a β-lactam-Resistant Penicillin-Binding Protein from Enterococcus hirae (Streptococcus faecium)
Jacques, Philippe ULiege; El Kharroubi, Aboubaker; Joris, Bernard ULiege et al

in Actor, Paul; Daneo-Moore, Lolita; Higgins, Michael L. (Eds.) et al Antibiotic Inhibition of Bacterial Cell Surface Assembly and Function (1988)

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See detailNucleotide sequence of the gene encoding the active-site serine β-lactamase from Streptomyces cacaoi
Lenzini, Mauro V.; Ishihara, Hiroshi; Dusart, Jean et al

in FEMS Microbiology Letters (1988), 49(3), 371-376

The gene encoding the extracellular active-site serine β-lactamase of Streptomyces cacaoi previously cloned into Streptomyces lividans, has the information for the synthesis of a 303 amino-acid precursor ... [more ▼]

The gene encoding the extracellular active-site serine β-lactamase of Streptomyces cacaoi previously cloned into Streptomyces lividans, has the information for the synthesis of a 303 amino-acid precursor. The β-lactamase as excreted by the host S. lividans ML1, has a ragged amino-terminus, indicating either the presence of a leader peptidase of poor specificity or the action of an amino-peptidase. The deduced primary structure has been confirmed by amino acid sequencing of a 10-residue stretch at the amino terminus of the mature protein and an 8-residue stretch containing the active-site serine. The S. cacaoiβ-lactamase is highly homologous with the class A β-lactamases of Streptomyces albus G and Staphylococcus aureus of known three-dimensional structure. Amino acid alignments show that the S. cacaoiβ-lactamase essentially differs from these two latter enzymes by short insertions and deletions that do not affect the spatial disposition of the secondary structures. [less ▲]

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See detailPenicillin-recognizing enzymes
Frère, Jean-Marie ULiege; Joris, Bernard ULiege; Dideberg, Otto et al

in Biochemical Society Transactions (1988), 16(6), 934-938

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See detailBacterial Active-Site Serine Penicillin-Interactive Proteins and Domains: Mechanism, Structure, and Evolution
Ghuysen, Jean-Marie ULiege

in Reviews of Infectious Diseases (1988), 10(4), 726-732

The bacterial active-site serine penicillin-hydrolyzing and penicillin-binding proteins or domains operate by a serine-ester-linked acyl enzyme mechanism similar to that of the peptidases of the trypsin ... [more ▼]

The bacterial active-site serine penicillin-hydrolyzing and penicillin-binding proteins or domains operate by a serine-ester-linked acyl enzyme mechanism similar to that of the peptidases of the trypsin and subtilisin families. On the basis of known primary and tertiary structures, predictive studies support the view that these proteins or domains form a superfamily of evolutionarily related enzymes. Although--depending on the evolutionary distance--they may have very different amino acid sequences and distinct functional characteristics and specificities, they all would have conserved the same unprecedented type of polypeptide scaffolding. When obtained, complete structural information should provide the necessary tools for the rational design of novel types of inactivators of these important enzyme targets. [less ▲]

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See detailBiochemistry of beta-lactamases and penicillin-binding proteins - Discussion
Curtis, N. A. C.; Bennett, P. M.; Nicholas, R. et al

in Reviews of Infectious Diseases (1988), 10(4), 739-742

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