Reversible nonoxidative vanillate / 4-hydroxybenzoate decarboxylase from B. subtilis (bsdBCD)
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Usage and biology
This basic part encodes for the reversible nonoxidative vanillate / 4-hydroxybenzoate decarboxylase from Bacillus subtilis (bsdBCD). bsdBCD is an enzyme that has been reported to decarboxylate phenolic acids, including vanillate and 4-hydroxybenzoate. It has also been described to perform the carboxylation reaction for substrates such as guaiacol and phenol, therefore performing reversible reactions for these compounds. This enzyme is composed of three subunits B, C and D with respective sizes 22.5 kDa, 53 kDa and 8.5 kDa . (Figure 1). The presence of all three gene products is strictly necessary for its activity .
In order to determine the expression of our designed construct, we incubated E. coli BL21 (DE3) transformed with the plasmid pTWIST_bsdBCD, at 37ºC until the OD600 reached ~ 0.6. We induced the cultures with a final IPTG concentration of 0.1 mM and incubated them at 37ºC, taking samples at different time points (figure 2). We performed the same experiment with different conditions of induction (0.2 and 0.5 mM IPTG and incubation at 20ºC). The total protein content of the cells from both experiments was analysed by SDS-PAGE electrophoresis (Figure 3).
As can be seen in Figure 2 and 3, bands corresponding to the molecular weights of ≈ 50 kDa and ≈ 20 kDa can be observed, corresponding to subunits C and B respectively. Subunit D is 8.5 kDa and is not shown on the gel, as it possibly migrated off the gel due to its small size.
- Lupa, B., Lyon, D., Shaw, L. N., Sieprawska-Lupa, M., & Wiegel, J. (2008). Properties of the reversible nonoxidative vanillate/4-hydroxybenzoate decarboxylase from Bacillus subtilis. Canadian journal of microbiology, 54(1), 75–81.
- Lupa, B., Lyon, D., Gibbs, M. D., Reeves, R. A., & Wiegel, J. (2005). Distribution of genes encoding the microbial non-oxidative reversible hydroxyarylic acid decarboxylases/phenol carboxylases. Genomics, 86(3), 342–351.