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Molecular cloning, characterization and purification of ornithine carbamoyltransferase from Mycobacterium bovis BCG.

A genomic library of Mycobacterium bovis BCG has been constructed by cloning DNA partially digested with Sau3A into the Escherichia coli expression vector pAS1. The gene coding for ornithine carbamoyl-transferase (EC.2.1.3.3; OTCase), hereafter referred to as argF, was isolated from the library by complementation of a double argF-argI mutant of E. coli and its sequence was determined. The translation initiation codon used, GTG, was identified by comparing the amino acid sequence deduced from the gene with the N-terminal sequence of the corresponding purified protein. On this basis, the M. bovis BCG OTCase monomer consists of 307 amino acid residues and displays about 44% identity with other OTCases, the most closely related homologue being the anabolic enzyme of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The native enzyme has an estimated molecular mass of 110 kDa, suggesting a trimeric structure as is the case for most of the anabolic OTCases known from various organisms.[1]

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  1. Molecular cloning, characterization and purification of ornithine carbamoyltransferase from Mycobacterium bovis BCG. Timm, J., Van Rompaey, I., Tricot, C., Massaer, M., Haeseleer, F., Fauconnier, A., Stalon, V., Bollen, A., Jacobs, P. Mol. Gen. Genet. (1992) [Pubmed]
 
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