Alcaide_2015_Environ.Microbiol_17_332

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Title : Pressure adaptation is linked to thermal adaptation in salt-saturated marine habitats - Alcaide_2015_Environ.Microbiol_17_332
Author(s) : Alcaide M , Stogios PJ , Lafraya A , Tchigvintsev A , Flick R , Bargiela R , Chernikova TN , Reva ON , Hai T , Leggewie CC , Katzke N , La Cono V , Matesanz R , Jebbar M , Jaeger KE , Yakimov MM , Yakunin AF , Golyshin PN , Golyshina OV , Savchenko A , Ferrer M
Ref : Environ Microbiol , 17 :332 , 2015
Abstract :

The present study provides a deeper view of protein functionality as a function of temperature, salt and pressure in deep-sea habitats. A set of eight different enzymes from five distinct deep-sea (3040-4908 m depth), moderately warm (14.0-16.5 degrees C) biotopes, characterized by a wide range of salinities (39-348 practical salinity units), were investigated for this purpose. An enzyme from a 'superficial' marine hydrothermal habitat (65 degrees C) was isolated and characterized for comparative purposes. We report here the first experimental evidence suggesting that in salt-saturated deep-sea habitats, the adaptation to high pressure is linked to high thermal resistance (P value = 0.0036). Salinity might therefore increase the temperature window for enzyme activity, and possibly microbial growth, in deep-sea habitats. As an example, Lake Medee, the largest hypersaline deep-sea anoxic lake of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, where the water temperature is never higher than 16 degrees C, was shown to contain halopiezophilic-like enzymes that are most active at 70 degrees C and with denaturing temperatures of 71.4 degrees C. The determination of the crystal structures of five proteins revealed unknown molecular mechanisms involved in protein adaptation to poly-extremes as well as distinct active site architectures and substrate preferences relative to other structurally characterized enzymes.

PubMedSearch : Alcaide_2015_Environ.Microbiol_17_332
PubMedID: 25330254
Gene_locus related to this paper: 9alte-MGS-MT1 , 9bact-MGS-M1 , 9bact-MGS-M2 , 9bact-a0a0b5kns5

Related information

Gene_locus 9alte-MGS-MT1    9bact-MGS-M1    9bact-MGS-M2    9bact-a0a0b5kns5
Family 9alte-MGS-MT1    9bact-MGS-M1    9bact-MGS-M2    9bact-a0a0b5kns5    BD-FAE    GTSAGmotif
Structure 9alte-MGS-MT1    9bact-MGS-M1    9bact-MGS-M2    9bact-a0a0b5kns5    BD-FAE    GTSAGmotif    4Q3O    4Q3K    4Q3L

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Alcaide M, Stogios PJ, Lafraya A, Tchigvintsev A, Flick R, Bargiela R, Chernikova TN, Reva ON, Hai T, Leggewie CC, Katzke N, La Cono V, Matesanz R, Jebbar M, Jaeger KE, Yakimov MM, Yakunin AF, Golyshin PN, Golyshina OV, Savchenko A, Ferrer M (2015)
Pressure adaptation is linked to thermal adaptation in salt-saturated marine habitats
Environ Microbiol 17 :332

Alcaide M, Stogios PJ, Lafraya A, Tchigvintsev A, Flick R, Bargiela R, Chernikova TN, Reva ON, Hai T, Leggewie CC, Katzke N, La Cono V, Matesanz R, Jebbar M, Jaeger KE, Yakimov MM, Yakunin AF, Golyshin PN, Golyshina OV, Savchenko A, Ferrer M (2015)
Environ Microbiol 17 :332