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Inactivation of the Deg protease family in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 has impact on the outer cell layers
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry.
2015 (English)In: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B: Biology, ISSN 1011-1344, E-ISSN 1873-2682, 383-394 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The serine type Deg/HtrA proteases are distributed in a wide range of organisms from Escherichia coli to humans. The cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 possesses three Deg protease orthologues: HtrA, HhoA and HhoB. Previously we compared Synechocystis 6803 wild type cells exposed to mild or severe stress conditions with a mutant lacking all three Deg proteases and demonstrated that stress had strong impact on the proteomes and metabolomes [1]. To identify the biochemical processes, which this protease family is involved in, here we compared Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 wild type cells with a mutant lacking all three Deg proteases grown under normal growth conditions (30 °C and 40 μmol photons m−2 s−1). Deletion of the Deg proteases lead to the down-regulation of proteins related to the biosynthesis of outer cell layers (e.g. the GDP mannose 4,6-dehydratase) and affected protein secretion. During the late growth phase of the culture Deg proteases were found to be secreted to the extracellular medium of the Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 wild type strain. While cyanobacterial Deg proteases seem to act mainly in the periplasmic space, deletion of the three proteases influences the proteome and metabolome of the whole cell. Impairments in the outer cell layers of the triple mutant might explain the higher sensitivity toward light and oxidative stress, which was observed earlier by Barker and coworkers [2].

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Elsevier, 2015. 383-394 p.
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Cyanobacterium, Protease, Proteomic, Metabolomic, Protein secretion
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Chemical Sciences Cell and Molecular Biology Biophysics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-106832DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2015.05.007ISI: 000366075500019OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-106832DiVA: diva2:844885
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Part: B, Special Issue: SI

Available from: 2015-08-10 Created: 2015-08-10 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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