Regulation of extracellular alkaline protease biosynthesis in a strain of streptomyces sp.

Streptomyces sp. 일주에서 균체외 호염기성 단백질분해 효소의 생합성 조절

  • 신현승 (서울대학교 미생물학과) ;
  • 이계준 (서울대학교 미생물학과)
  • Published : 1986.03.01


In fermentation studies it revealed that Streptomyces sp. SMF 3001 started to synthesize extracellular alkaline protease from early exponential phase of cell growth. The biosynthesis of the alkaline protease was greatly induced by skim milk as a sola nitrogen source and further stimulation was observed under inorganic sulphur limited culture. However, it was found that the biosynthesis was apparently repressed by $NH_4^+$ and free amino acids, specially by cysteine. It was considered that the strain SMF 301 of Streptomyces sp. would produce the alkaline protease for the uptake of sulphur compounds from protein contained in the culture broth.