Polyhydroxyalkanoate synthases PhaC1 and PhaC2 from Pseudomonas stutzeri 1317 had different substrate specificities

Jing-Yu Chen, Tao Liu, Zhong Zheng, Jin-Chun Chen, Guo-Qiang Chen
FEMS Microbiology Letters 2004 May 15, 234 (2): 231-7
The whole polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) synthesis gene locus of Pseudomonas stutzeri strain 1317 containing PHA synthase genes phaC1Ps, phaC2Ps and PHA depolymerase gene phaZPs was cloned using a PCR cloning strategy. The sequence analysis results of the phaC1Ps, phaC2Ps and phaZPs showed high homology to the corresponding pha loci of the known Pseudomonas strains, respectively. PhaC1Ps and PhaC2Ps were functionally expressed in recombinant Escherichia coli strains and their substrate specificity was compared. The results demonstrated that PhaC1Ps and PhaC2Ps from P. stutzeri 1317 had different substrate specificities when expressed in E. coli. In details, PhaC2Ps could incorporate both short-chain-length 3-hydroxybutyrate and medium-chain-length 3-hydroxyalkanoates (mcl 3HA) into PHA, while PhaC1Ps only favored mcl 3HA for polymerization.

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