[en] In vivo promoter probing ; S1 mapping ; Protein secretion ; R-TEM beta-lactamase ; Streptomyces ; R61 DD-peptidase/PBP
[en] The promoter region of the gene encoding the extracellular DD-peptidase/penicillin-binding protein of Streptomyces R61 has been identified by in vivo promoter probing and S1 mapping. A secretion vector, pDML116, was constructed by inserting into the multicopy Streptomyces plasmid pIJ702, a 247 bp DNA sequence that contained the transcriptional, translational and secretory signals and the 12 amino acid N-terminal region-encoding sequence of the mature Streptomyces DD-peptidase/penicillin-binding protein. Insertion, downstream of this 247 bp segment, of the Streptomyces R61 DD-peptidase-encoding gene or the Escherichia coli R-TEM beta-lactamase-encoding gene yielded plasmids pDML120 and pDML128, respectively, which allowed expression and secretion of the relevant enzymes by Streptomyces lividans. The maximal secretion levels obtained were 42 mg protein/ml for the autologous Streptomyces DD-peptidase and 0.9 mg protein/ml for the heterologous E. coli beta-lactamase.
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