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Synthesis of the isoleucyl- and valyl-tRNA synthetases and the isoleucine-valine biosynthetic enzymes in a threonine deaminase regulatory mutant of Escherichia coli K-12.

A mutation in the structural gene for threonine deaminase, ilvA538 , results in lower than normal levels of the isoleucyl, valyl- and leucyl-tRNA synthetases. Moreover, this regulatory mutation decreases the level of expression of the ilv biosynthetic operons and renders their expression non-responsive to limitations of the branched-chain amino acids. In this paper, we present in vitro evidence for the inhibition of isoleucyl- and valyl-tRNA synthetase activity by threonine deaminase and 2-ketobutyrate, the product of the threonine deaminase reaction, through the formation of a high molecular weight complex of the three molecules. Based on these results, we propose a model to explain the regulation of the isoleucyl- and valyt -tRNA synthetases in which transient inhibition of the synthetase enzyme activities by threonine deaminase and 2-ketobutyrate increases the expression of ileS and valS , the structural genes for isoleucyl- and valyt -tRNA synthetase, respectively. Further, the results suggest that the hyperattenuated expression of the ilv biosynthetic operons is due to an increased rate of complex formation of valyl and isoleucyl-tRNA synthetases and the altered form of threonine deaminase of the ilvA538 mutant strain.[1]


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