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Cloning, expression and characterization of phenylalanine ammonia-lyase from Rhodotorula glutinis.
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PMID:  23338700     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The industrial-scale production of phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) mainly uses strains of Rhodotorula. However, the PAL gene from Rhodotorula has not been cloned. Here, the full-length gene of PAL from Rhodotorula glutinis was isolated. It was 2,121 bp, encoding a polypeptide with 706 amino acids and a calculated MW of 75.5 kDa. Though R. glutinis is an anamorph of Rhodosporium toruloides, the amino acid sequences of PALs them are not the same (about 74 % identity). PAL was expressed in E. coli and characterized. Its specific activity was 4.2 U mg(-1) and the k (cat)/K (m) was 1.9 × 10(4) mM(-1) s(-1), exhibiting the highest catalytic ability among the reported PALs. The genetic and biochemical information reported here should facilitate future application in industry.
Longbao Zhu; Wenjing Cui; Yueqin Fang; Yi Liu; Xinxing Gao; Zhemin Zhou
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biotechnology letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-6776     ISO Abbreviation:  Biotechnol. Lett.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8008051     Medline TA:  Biotechnol Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Key Laboratory of Industrial Biotechnology, Ministry of Education, School of Biotechnology, Jiangnan University, 1800 Lihu Avenue, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China.
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