Author(s): Chen S, Wilson DB
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Abstract Thermobifida fusca secretes proteins that carry out plant cell wall degradation. Using two-dimensional electrophoresis, the extracellular proteome of T. fusca grown on cellobiose was compared to that of cells grown on glucose. Extracellular proteins, the expression of which is induced by cellobiose, mainly are cellulases and cellulose-binding proteins. Other major extracellular proteins induced by cellobiose include a xylanase (Xyl10A) and two unknown proteins, the C-terminal regions of which are homologous to a lytic transglycosylase goose egg white lysozyme domain and an NLPC_P60 domain (which defines a family of cell wall peptidases), respectively. Transcriptional analysis of genes encoding cellobiose-induced proteins suggests that their expression is controlled at the transcriptional level and that their expression also is induced by cellulose. Some other major extracellular proteins produced by T. fusca grown on both cellobiose and glucose include Lam81A and three unknown proteins that are homologous to aminopeptidases and xylanases or that contain a putative NLPC_P60 domain.
This article was published in J Bacteriol
and referenced in Enzyme Engineering