Constitutive expression of Escherichia coli tat genes indicates an important role for the twin-arginine translocase during aerobic and anaerobic growth

Rachael L Jack, Frank Sargent, Ben C Berks, Gary Sawers, Tracy Palmer

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    The transcription start sites for the tatABCD and tatE loci, encoding components of the Tat (twin-arginine translocase) protein export pathway, have been identified. Expression studies indicate that the tatABCD and tatE transcription units are expressed constitutively. Translational fusion experiments suggest that Tati is synthesized at a much higher level than the other Tat proteins.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1801-1804
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Bacteriology
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001

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