Isolation and Analysis of the Cppsy Gene and Promoter from Chlorella protothecoides CS-41
AbstractPhytoene synthase (PSY) catalyzes the condensation of two molecules of geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate to form phytoene, the first colorless carotene in the carotenoid biosynthesis pathway. So it is regarded as the crucial enzyme for carotenoid production, and has unsurprisingly been involved in genetic engineering studies of carotenoid production. In this study, the psy gene from Chlorella protothecoides CS-41, designated Cppsy, was cloned using rapid amplification of cDNA ends. The full-length DNA was 2488 bp, and the corresponding cDNA was 1143 bp, which encoded 380 amino acids. Computational analysis suggested that this protein belongs to the Isoprenoid_Biosyn_C1 superfamily. It contained the consensus sequence, including three predicted substrate-Mg2+ binding sites. The Cppsy gene promoter was also cloned and characterized. Analysis revealed several candidate motifs for the promoter, which exhibited light- and methyl jasmonate (MeJA)-responsive characteristics, as well as some typical domains universally discovered in promoter sequences, such as the TATA-box and CAAT-box. Light- and MeJA treatment showed that the Cppsy expression level was significantly enhanced by light and MeJA. These results provide a basis for genetically modifying the carotenoid biosynthesis pathway in C. protothecoides. View Full-Text
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Li, M.; Cui, Y.; Gan, Z.; Shi, C.; Shi, X. Isolation and Analysis of the Cppsy Gene and Promoter from Chlorella protothecoides CS-41. Mar. Drugs 2015, 13, 6620-6635.
Li M, Cui Y, Gan Z, Shi C, Shi X. Isolation and Analysis of the Cppsy Gene and Promoter from Chlorella protothecoides CS-41. Marine Drugs. 2015; 13(11):6620-6635.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Meiya; Cui, Yan; Gan, Zhibing; Shi, Chunlei; Shi, Xianming. 2015. "Isolation and Analysis of the Cppsy Gene and Promoter from Chlorella protothecoides CS-41." Mar. Drugs 13, no. 11: 6620-6635.