Kawai_2001_J.Biosci.Bioeng_91_409

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Title : Isolation and analysis of lipase-overproducing mutants of Serratia marcescens - Kawai_2001_J.Biosci.Bioeng_91_409
Author(s) : Kawai E , Akatsuka H , Sakurai N , Idei A , Matsumae H , Shibatani T , Komatsubara S , Omori K
Ref : J Biosci Bioeng , 91 :409 , 2001
Abstract :

We have isolated a lipase-overproducing mutant, GE14, from Serratia marcescens 8000 after three rounds of N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine mutagenesis. The mutant GE14 produced 95 kU/ml of extracellular lipase in the lipase medium, which was about threefold higher than that of produced by the original strain 8000. Enzymatic characteristics including specific activity of purified lipases from culture supernatants of GE14 and 8000 were almost same. The lipase gene (lipA) of GE14 contained two base substitutions; one in the promoter region and another in the N-terminal region of the lipA gene without an amino acid substitution. Promoter analysis using lipA-lacZ fusion plasmids revealed that these substitutions were responsible for the increase in the lipA expression level, independently. In contrast, no base substitution was found in the genes encoding the lipase secretion device, the Lip system. In addition, the genes coding for metalloprotease and the cell surface layer protein which are both secreted through the Lip system and associated with extracellular lipase production, also contained no base substitution. The strain GE14 carrying a high-copy-number lipA plasmid produced a larger amount of the extracellular lipase than the recombinant strains of 8000 and other mutants also did, indicating that GE14 was not only a lipase-overproducing strain, but also an advantageous host strain for overproducing the lipase by a recombinant DNA technique. These results suggest that the lipase-overproducing mutant GE14 and its recombinant strains are promising candidates for the industrial production of the S. marcescens lipase.

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Kawai E, Akatsuka H, Sakurai N, Idei A, Matsumae H, Shibatani T, Komatsubara S, Omori K (2001)
Isolation and analysis of lipase-overproducing mutants of Serratia marcescens
J Biosci Bioeng 91 :409

Kawai E, Akatsuka H, Sakurai N, Idei A, Matsumae H, Shibatani T, Komatsubara S, Omori K (2001)
J Biosci Bioeng 91 :409