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The ABC transporter ABC40 encodes a phenylacetic acid export system in Penicillium chrysogenum.
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PMID:  23010151     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The filamentous fungus Penicillium chrysogenum is used for the industrial production of β-lactam antibiotics. The pathway for β-lactam biosynthesis has been resolved and involves the enzyme phenylacetic acid CoA ligase that is responsible for the CoA activation of the side chain precursor phenylacetic acid (PAA) that is used for the biosynthesis of penicillin G. To identify ABC transporters related to β-lactam biosynthesis, we analyzed the expression of all 48 ABC transporters present in the genome of P. chrysogenum when grown in the presence and absence of PAA. ABC40 is significantly upregulated when cells are grown or exposed to high levels of PAA. Although deletion of this transporter did not affect β-lactam biosynthesis, it resulted in a significant increase in sensitivity to PAA and other weak acids. It is concluded that ABC40 is involved in weak acid detoxification in P. chrysogenum including resistance to phenylacetic acid.
Stefan S Weber; Andriy Kovalchuk; Roel A L Bovenberg; Arnold J M Driessen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-22
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Title:  Fungal genetics and biology : FG & B     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1096-0937     ISO Abbreviation:  Fungal Genet. Biol.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9607601     Medline TA:  Fungal Genet Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Molecular Microbiology, Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials and Kluyver Centre for Genomics of Industrial Fermentation, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 7, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands. Electronic address:
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