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alkM  -  terminal alkane-1-monooxygenase

Acinetobacter sp. ADP1

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Disease relevance of alkM


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  • In contrast, the two other ORFs, alkR and alkM, are essential for growth on alkanes as sole carbon sources. alkR encodes a polypeptide with extensive homology to AraC-XyIS-like transcriptional regulators [1].
  • It is located next to alkM, which encodes the terminal alkane hydroxylase, but is in the opposite orientation [1].
  • Products of alkane hydroxylase activity like 1-dodecanol prevent induction of alkM expression. alkM is expressed only in stationary phase, suggesting its dependence on at least one other regulatory mechanism [3].


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