RRC ID 29851
Author Yano R, Imai M, Yura T.
Title The use of operon fusions in studies of the heat-shock response: effects of altered sigma 32 on heat-shock promoter function in Escherichia coli.
Journal Mol. Gen. Genet.
Abstract Derivatives of lambda pF13 phage in which lacZ expression (beta-galactosidase synthesis) is directed by transcription initiated at a heat-shock promoter (PrpoDhs or PgroE) were constructed and used for analysis of the heat-shock response in Escherichia coli. A wild-type strain (MC4100) lysogenic for either of these phages exhibited typical transient induction of beta-galactosidase synthesis upon a temperature shift from 30 degrees to 42 degrees C or after addition of ethanol to the medium (4% to 5%) at 30 degrees C. In contrast, most amber rpoH (htpR) mutants tested (in a Su- background) failed to respond to a temperature shift, though some mutants affected in the carboxy-terminal region exhibited a partial response. All rpoH mutants tested showed a weak but significant response to ethanol. F' plasmids carrying each of six known nonsense suppressors were then introduced into each of four rpoH amber mutants lysogenic for lambda pF13-(Phs-lacZ), creating a set of F' strains that produce sigma 32 protein with a specific amino acid substitution at a known site. Some of these strains showed an essentially normal heat-shock response while others showed little response with either or both of the promoters. In some instances, the response was significantly delayed. These results point to the usefulness of the lambda pF13-derivative phages for quantitative and systematic analysis of heat-shock response in E. coli.
Volume 207(1)
Pages 24-8
Published 1987-4
PMID 3299002
MeSH Bacterial Proteins / genetics* Escherichia coli / genetics* Gene Expression Regulation Genes, Bacterial* Heat-Shock Proteins / genetics* Operon* Promoter Regions, Genetic* Recombinant Fusion Proteins / biosynthesis Recombinant Fusion Proteins / genetics Sigma Factor / genetics* Transcription Factors / genetics*
Times Cited 36
Prokaryotes E. coli ME7984 ME7942 ME7943 ME7942 ME7943 ME7977 ME7938 ME7939 ME7941 ME7944 ME7929 ME7976 ME7971 ME7972 ME7946 ME7947 ME7933 ME7934 ME7936 ME7937 ME7940 ME7930 ME7931 ME7932 ME7935