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Application of a bacterial two-hybrid system for the analysis of protein-protein interactions between FemABX family proteins


Rohrer, Susanne; Berger-Bächi, Brigitte (2003). Application of a bacterial two-hybrid system for the analysis of protein-protein interactions between FemABX family proteins. Microbiology, 149(10):2733-2738.

Abstract

Protein-protein interactions play an important role in all cellular processes. The development of two-hybrid systems in yeast and bacteria allows for in vivo assessment of such interactions. Using a recently developed bacterial two-hybrid system, the interactions of the Staphylococcus aureus proteins FemA, FemB and FmhB, members of the FemABX protein family, which is involved in peptidoglycan biosynthesis and beta-lactam resistance of numerous Gram-positive bacteria, were analysed. While FmhB is involved in the addition of glycine 1 of the pentaglycine interpeptide of S. aureus peptidoglycan, FemA and FemB are specific for glycines 2/3 and 4/5, respectively. FemA-FemA, FemA-FemB and FemB-FemB interactions were found, while FmhB exists solely as a monomer. Interactions detected by the bacterial two-hybrid system were confirmed using the glutathione S-transferase-pulldown assay and gel filtration.

Abstract

Protein-protein interactions play an important role in all cellular processes. The development of two-hybrid systems in yeast and bacteria allows for in vivo assessment of such interactions. Using a recently developed bacterial two-hybrid system, the interactions of the Staphylococcus aureus proteins FemA, FemB and FmhB, members of the FemABX protein family, which is involved in peptidoglycan biosynthesis and beta-lactam resistance of numerous Gram-positive bacteria, were analysed. While FmhB is involved in the addition of glycine 1 of the pentaglycine interpeptide of S. aureus peptidoglycan, FemA and FemB are specific for glycines 2/3 and 4/5, respectively. FemA-FemA, FemA-FemB and FemB-FemB interactions were found, while FmhB exists solely as a monomer. Interactions detected by the bacterial two-hybrid system were confirmed using the glutathione S-transferase-pulldown assay and gel filtration.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Medical Microbiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Date:2003
Deposited On:20 Jul 2012 20:03
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:47
Publisher:Society for General Microbiology
ISSN:1350-0872
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1099/mic.0.26315-0
PubMed ID:14523106

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