Process Biochemistry, Vol.45, No.3, 346-354, 2010
Chaperone-dependent gene expression of organic solvent-tolerant lipase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain S5
The gene coding for the intracellular organic solvent-tolerant lipase of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain S5 was isolated from a genomic DNA library and cloned into pRSET. The cloned sequence included two open reading frames (ORF) of 1575 bp for the first ORF (ORF1), and 582 bp for the second ORF (ORF2). The ORF2, known as chaperone, plays an important role in the expression of the S5 gene. The ORF2 is located downstream of lipase gene, and functions as the act gene for ORFI. The conserved pentapeptide, Gly-X-Ser-X-Gly, is located in the ORFI. A sequence coding for a catalytic triad that resembles that of a serine protease, consisting of serine, histidine, and aspartic acid or glutamic acid residues, was present in the lipase gene. Expression of the S5 lipase gene in E. coli resulted in a 100-fold increase in enzyme activity 9 h after induction with 0.75 mM IPTG. The recombinant protein revealed a size of 60 kDa on SDS-PAGE. The Lip S5 gene was stable in the presence of 25% (v/v) n-dodecane and n-tetradecane after 2 h incubation at 37 degrees C. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.