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Titel (primär) Benzylsuccinate synthase is post-transcriptionally regulated in the toluene-degrading denitrifier Magnetospirillum sp. strain 15-1
Autor Meyer-Cifuentes, I.; Gruhl, S.; Haange, S.-B.; Lünsmann, V.; Jehmlich, N.; von Bergen, M.; Heipieper, H.J.; Müller, J.A.;
Journal / Serie Microorganisms
Erscheinungsjahr 2020
Department UBT; MOLSYB;
Band/Volume 8
Heft 5
Sprache englisch;
POF III (gesamt) T41;
Supplements https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2607/8/5/681/s1
Keywords toluene; nitrate; benzylsuccinate synthase; Magnetospirillum; rhizosphere
Abstract

The facultative denitrifying alphaproteobacterium Magnetospirillum sp. strain 15-1 had been isolated from the hypoxic rhizosphere of a constructed wetland model fed with toluene. This bacterium can catabolize toluene anaerobically but not aerobically. Here, we used strain 15-1 to investigate regulation of expression of the highly oxygen-sensitive glycyl radical enzyme benzylsuccinate synthase, which catalyzes the first step in anaerobic toluene degradation. In cells growing aerobically with benzoate, the addition of toluene resulted in a ~20-fold increased transcription of bssA, encoding for the catalytically active subunit of the enzyme. Under anoxic conditions, bssA mRNA copy numbers were up to 129-fold higher in cells growing with toluene as compared to cells growing with benzoate. Proteomics showed that abundance of benzylsuccinate synthase increased in cells growing anaerobically with toluene. In contrast, peptides of this enzyme were never detected in oxic conditions. These findings show that synthesis of benzylsuccinate synthase was under stringent post-transcriptional control in the presence of oxygen, which is a novel level of regulation for glycyl radical enzymes.

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Meyer-Cifuentes, I., Gruhl, S., Haange, S.-B., Lünsmann, V., Jehmlich, N., von Bergen, M., Heipieper, H.J., Müller, J.A. (2020):
Benzylsuccinate synthase is post-transcriptionally regulated in the toluene-degrading denitrifier Magnetospirillum sp. strain 15-1
Microorganisms 8 (5), art. 681