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A step forward: Compatible and dual-inducible expression vectors for gene co-expression in Corynebacterium glutamicum.

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Summary of "A step forward: Compatible and dual-inducible expression vectors for gene co-expression in Corynebacterium glutamicum."

The Gram-positive bacterium Corynebacterium glutamicum represents a promising platform for the production of amino acids, organic acids, and other bio-products. However, the availability of only few expression vectors limits its use for production purposes, using metabolic engineering approaches when co-expression of several target genes is desired. To widen the scope for co-expression, the pCG1/p15A and pBL1/colE1 replicons were employed to construct the two differentially-inducible and compatible expression vectors pRG_Duet1 and pRG_Duet2. To functionally validate these newly constructed expression vectors, target genes for easily measurable enzymes were cloned and over-expression of these genes was investigated using respective enzyme assays. Furthermore, functionality and co-existence of the pCG1-based C. glutamicum - E. coli shuttle vector pRG_Duet1 were confirmed with pBL1-based expression vectors pRG_Duet2 and pEKEx2, using co-transformation and enzyme assays. The novel shuttle expression vectors pRG_Duet1 and pRG_Duet2 are attractive additions to the existing set of vectors for co-expression studies and metabolic engineering of C. glutamicum.

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Name: Plasmid
ISSN: 1095-9890
Pages: 20-27

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