Cloning, Sequencing and Expression of the Gene Encoding a Thermostable β-Xylosidase from Paenibacillus sp. DG-22

Paenibacillus sp. DG-22로부터 열에 안정한 β-xylosidase를 암호화하는 유전자의 클로닝, 염기서열결정 및 발현

  • 이태형 (동국대학교 과학기술대학 생명공학과) ;
  • 이용억 (동국대학교 과학기술대학 생명공학과)
  • Published : 2007.09.30


A genomic DNA library of the bacterium Paenibacillus sp. DG-22 was constructed and the ${\beta}-xylosi-dase-positive$ clones were identified using the fluorogenic substrate $4-methylumbelliferyl-{\beta}-D-xylopyr-anoside$ $({\beta}MUX)$. A recombinant plasmid was isolated from the clone and 4.3-kb inserted DNA was sequenced. The ${\beta}-xylosidase$ gene (xylA) was comprised of a 2,106 bp open reading frame (ORF) en-coding 701 amino acids with a molecular weight of 78,710 dalton and a pI of 5.0. The deduced amino acid sequence of the xylA gene product had significant similarity with ${\beta}-xylosidases$ classified into family 52 of glycosyl hydrolases. The xylA gene was subcloned into the pQE60 expression vector to fuse with six histidine-tag. The recombinant ${\beta}-xylosidase$ $(XylA-H_6)$ was purified to homogeneity by heat-treatment and immobilized metal affinity chromatography. The pH and temperature optima of the $XylA-H_6$ enzyme were pH 5.5-6.0 and $60^{\circ}C$, respectively.


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