Regulation of ubiG gene expression in Escherichia coli.

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Abstract

To study the regulation of the expression in Escherichia coli of the ubiG gene, which codes for the last enzyme in the pathway of ubiquinone biosynthesis, a fusion between the ubiG and lacZ genes was constructed in vitro. The results showed that (i) the expression of the ubiG gene was higher under aerobic conditions than under anaerobic growth conditions, (ii) the presence of glucose in the culture medium decreased the transcription of the ubiG gene, and (iii) cya and crp mutants exhibited lower levels of ubiG gene expression than the wild-type strain. The addition of cyclic AMP increased the expression of the ubiG gene in both cya and wild-type strains but not in a crp mutant. This fact suggests that the cyclic AMP receptor protein-cyclic AMP complex positively modulates ubiG gene transcription. It was also determined that the transcription of the ubiG gene was in the counterclockwise direction on the E. coli map.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1346-1349
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Volume170
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988

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