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Mutant firefly luciferases with improved specific activity and dATP discrimination constructed by yeast cell surface engineering.
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PMID:  23149753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Pyrosequencing system utilizing luciferase is one of the next-generation DNA sequencing systems. However, there is a crucial problem with the current pyrosequencing system: luciferase cannot discriminate between ATP and dATP completely, and dATPαS must be used as the dATP analogue. dATPαS is expensive and has low activity for the enzyme. If luciferase can clearly recognize the difference between ATP and dATP, dATP could be used instead of the expensive dATPαS in the pyrosequencing system. We attempted to prepare a novel luciferase with improved specific activity and dATP discrimination with the molecular display method. First, we selected two amino acid residues, Ser440 and Ser456, as target residues for mutation from the whole sequence of Photinus pyralis luciferase; we comprehensively mutated these two amino acids. A mutant luciferase library was constructed using yeast cell surface engineering. Through three step-wide screenings with individual conditions, we easily and speedily isolated three candidate mutants from 1,152 candidates and analyzed the properties of these mutants. Consequently, we succeeded in obtaining interesting mutant luciferases with improved specific activity and dATP discrimination more conveniently than with other methods.
Tatsuya Fushimi; Natsuko Miura; Hideya Shintani; Hiroyuki Tsunoda; Kouichi Kuroda; Mitsuyoshi Ueda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied microbiology and biotechnology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0614     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8406612     Medline TA:  Appl Microbiol Biotechnol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Applied Life Sciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8502, Japan.
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