Project description:Investigation of whole genome gene expression level changes in Lactococcus lactis KCTC 3769T,L. raffinolactis DSM 20443T, L. plantarum DSM 20686T, L. fujiensis JSM 16395T, L. garvieae KCTC 3772T, L. piscium DSM 6634T and L. chungangensis CAU 28T . This proves that transcriptional profiling can facilitate in elucidating the genetic distance between closely related strains. A one chip study using total RNA recovered from of L. raffinolactis DSM 20443T, L. plantarum DSM 20686T, L. fujiensis JSM 16395T, L. garvieae KCTC 3772T, L. piscium DSM 6634T and L. chungangensis CAU 28T . For the the transcriptome of of L. raffinolactis DSM 20443T, L. plantarum DSM 20686T, L. fujiensis JSM 16395T, L. garvieae KCTC 3772T, L. piscium DSM 6634T and L. chungangensis CAU 28T was analyzed using the Lactococcus lactis KCTC 3769T microarray platform
Project description:Comparison of gene expression between L. reuteri DSM 17938 and L. reuteri DSM 17938::pocR mutant grown in semi-defined medium after 24h of growth at 37C in anaerobic condition. PocR is an AraC-like transcriptional regulator, and changes in gene expression between mutant and wild-type strains would indicate genes involved in the PocR regulon. Includes 3 biological replicates and dye-swaps for DSM 17938 versus pocR mutant. One sample includes total RNA isolated from wildtype DSM 17938 labeled with either cy3 or cy5, and total RNA isolated from the pocR mutant labeled with the opposite dye. Samples 1, 2, and 3 represent biological replicates. Samples 4, 5, and 6 represent dye-swaps of the same biological replicates.
Project description:Experimentally mapped transcriptome structure of Pyrococcus furiosus DSM 3638 by hybridizing total RNA (including RNA species <200 nt) to genome-wide high-density tiling arrays (60 mer probes tiled every 16 nt). Pyrococcus furiosus DSM 3638 growth curve experiments were conducted in batch culture. Reference samples were cultured at mid-log phase (OD600 = 0.096). Seven samples were collected that spanned the key phases of the growth curve. Total RNA from samples of growth curve and reference were directly labeled with Cy3 or Cy5, and were hybridized to the tiling array. Dye-flip experiments were done for each sample. Log ratios were calculated for each probe (growth curve sample/reference). Transcriptome browser is available at http://baliga.systemsbiology.net/enigma/.
Project description:The tertiary branched short-chain 2-hydroxyisobutyric acid (2-HIBA) has been associated with several metabolic diseases and lysine 2-hydroxyisobutyrylation seems to be a common eukaryotic as well as prokaryotic post-translational modification in proteins. In contrast, the underlying 2-HIBA metabolism has thus far only been detected in a few microorganisms, such as the betaproteobacterium Aquincola tertiaricarbonis L108 and the Bacillus group bacterium Kyrpidia tusciae DSM 2912. In these strains, 2-HIBA can be specifically activated to the corresponding CoA thioester by the 2-HIBA-CoA ligase HCL and is then isomerized to 3-hydroxybutyryl-CoA in a reversible and B12-dependent mutase reaction. Here, we demonstrate that the actinobacterial strain Actinomycetospora chiangmaiensis DSM 45062 degrades 2-HIBA and also its precursor 2-methylpropane-1,2-diol via acetone and formic acid by employing a thiamine pyrophosphate-dependent lyase. The corresponding gene is located directly upstream of hcl, which has previously been found only in operonic association with the 2-hydroxyisobutyryl-CoA mutase genes in other bacteria. Heterologous expression of the lyase gene from DSM 45062 in E. coli established a 2-hydroxyisobutyryl-CoA lyase activity in the latter. In line with this, analysis of the DSM 45062 proteome reveals a strong induction of the lyase-HCL gene cluster on 2-HIBA. Acetone is likely degraded via hydroxylation to acetol catalyzed by a MimABCD-related binuclear iron monooxygenase and formic acid appears to be oxidized to CO2 by selenium-dependent dehydrogenases. The presence of the lyase-HCL gene cluster in isoprene-degrading Rhodococcus strains and Pseudonocardia associated with tropical leafcutter ant species points to a role in degradation of biogenic volatile organic compounds.