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Title: Transcriptional analysis of the lichenase-like gene cel12A of the filamentous fungus Stachybotrys atra BP-A and its relevance for lignocellulose depolymerization
Author: Picart, Pere
Pastor Blasco, Francisco I. Javier
Orejas, Margarita
Keywords: Cel·lulosa
Issue Date: 6-Jan-2021
Publisher: Springer Nature
Abstract: To rationally optimize the production of industrial enzymes by molecular means requires previous knowledge of the regulatory circuits controlling the expression of the corresponding genes. The genus Stachybotrys is an outstanding producer of cellulose-degrading enzymes. Previous studies isolated and characterized the lichenase-like/non-typical cellulase Cel12A of S. atra (AKA S. chartarum) belonging to glycosyl hydrolase family 12 (GH12). In this study, we used RT-qPCR to determine the pattern of expression of cel12A under different carbon sources and initial ambient pH. Among the carbon sources examined, rice straw triggered a greater increase in the expression of cel12A than 1% lactose or 0.1% glucose, indicating specific induction by rice straw. In contrast, cel12A was repressed in the presence of glucose even when combined with this inducer. The proximity of 2 adjacent 5′-CTGGGGTCTGGGG-3′ CreA consensus target sites to the translational start site of cel12A strongly suggests that the carbon catabolite repression observed is directly mediated by CreA. Ambient pH did not have a significant effect on cel12A expression. These findings present new knowledge on transcriptional regulatory networks in Stachybotrys associated with cellulose/hemicellulose depolymerization. Rational engineering of CreA to remove CCR could constitute a novel strategy for improving the production of Cel12A.
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It is part of: International Microbiology, 2021
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ISSN: 1139-6709
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