Putative genes for a two-component signal transduction system (akbS and akbT) were detected near the alkylbenzene-degrading operon of Rhodococcus sp. DK17. Sequence analysis indicates that AkbS possesses potential ATP-binding and histidine autophosphorylation sites in the N- and C-terminal regions, respectively, and that AkbT has a typical response regulator domain. Mutant analysis combined with RT-PCR experiments further shows that AkbS is required to induce the expression of o-xylene dioxygenase in DK17.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2005 Feb|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology