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The functional analysis of directed amino-acid alterations in ZntR from Escherichia coli

Khan, Saira, Brocklehurst, Kathryn R., Jones, Gareth W. and Morby, Andrew P. 2002. The functional analysis of directed amino-acid alterations in ZntR from Escherichia coli. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 299 (3) , pp. 438-445. 10.1016/S0006-291X(02)02660-8

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Abstract

The ZntR protein from Escherichia coli is a member of the MerR-family of transcriptional regulatory proteins and acts as a hyper-sensitive transcriptional switch primarily in response to Zn(II) and Cd(II). The binding of metal-ions to ZntR initiates a mechanism that remodels the cognate promoter, increasing its affinity for RNA polymerase. We have introduced site-directed mutations into zntR and shown that cysteine and histidine residues are important for transcriptional control and have an effect on metal-ion preference, sensitivity and magnitude of induction. We propose a three-dimensional model of the N-terminal region of ZntR based upon the coordinates of the MerR-family regulator BmrR.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0006-291X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:37
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/62882

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