RRC ID 70565
Author Goto S, Miyahara Y, Taguchi S, Tsuge T, Hiroe A.
Title Enhanced Production of (R)-3-Hydroxybutyrate Oligomers by Coexpression of Molecular Chaperones in Recombinant Escherichia coli Harboring a Polyhydroxyalkanoate Synthase Derived from Bacillus cereus YB-4.
Journal Microorganisms
Abstract The biodegradable polyester poly-(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate [P(3HB)] is synthesized by a polymerizing enzyme called polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) synthase and accumulates in a wide variety of bacterial cells. Recently, we demonstrated the secretory production of a (R)-3HB oligomer (3HBO), a low-molecular-weight P(3HB), by using recombinant Escherichia coli expressing PHA synthases. The 3HBO has potential value as an antibacterial substance and as a building block for various polymers. In this study, to construct an efficient 3HBO production system, the coexpression of molecular chaperones and a PHA synthase derived from Bacillus cereus YB-4 (PhaRCYB4) was examined. First, genes encoding enzymes related to 3HBO biosynthesis (phaRCYB4, phaA and phaB derived from Ralstonia eutropha H16) and two types of molecular chaperones (groEL, groES, and tig) were introduced into the E. coli strains BW25113 and BW25113ΔadhE. As a result, coexpression of the chaperones promoted the enzyme activity of PHA synthase (approximately 2–3-fold) and 3HBO production (approximately 2-fold). The expression assay of each chaperone and PHA synthase subunit (PhaRYB4 and PhaCYB4) indicated that the combination of the two chaperone systems (GroEL-GroES and TF) supported the folding of PhaRYB4 and PhaCYB4. These results suggest that the utilization of chaperone proteins is a valuable approach to enhance the formation of active PHA synthase and the productivity of 3HBO.
Volume 10(2)
Published 2022-2-16
DOI 10.3390/microorganisms10020458
PII microorganisms10020458
PMID 35208913
PMC PMC8878867
IF 4.152
Prokaryotes E. coli BW25113 JW1228-KC