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Terminal reduction reactions of nitrate and sulfate assimilation in Streptomyces coelicolor a3(2): Identification of genes encoding nitrite and sulfite reductases.
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PMID:  22659143     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The model actinobacterium Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2) uses nitrate and sulfate as nitrogen and sulfur sources, respectively. The final step prior to assimilation into amino acids is the six-electron reduction of the nitrite and sulfite anions, catalyzed by siroheme-dependent nitrite (NirBD) and sulfite (SirA) reductases. There are two predicted nitrite/sulfite reductases annotated in the genome of S. coelicolor, but it is unclear which is responsible for nitrite and which for sulfite reduction. Here we demonstrate that a knock-out in the genes SCO2487 and SCO2488 encoding NirBD prevents use of nitrite as a nitrogen source, while a knock-out in SCO6102 encoding SirA prevents sulfate assimilation. Both mutations could be phenotypically complemented by supplementation of the growth medium with ammonium or casamino acids in the case of the nirBD mutants, or sulfur-containing amino acids in the case of the sirA mutants. No functional redundancy between the genes was observed and we demonstrate that NirBD is exclusively required for assimilatory nitrite (it does not detoxify nitrite) and SirA exclusively for assimilatory sulfite reduction.
Marco Fischer; Christopher Schmidt; Dörte Falke; R Gary Sawers
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in microbiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1769-7123     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-6-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8907468     Medline TA:  Res Microbiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Institut Pasteur. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Institute for Biology/ Microbiology, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Kurt-Mothes-Str. 3, 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany.
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