Distribution of bacteria with the arylsulfate sulfotransferase activity
This study is to predict the possible roles of the arylsulfate sulfotransferase (ASST) in the microorganism. At first we studied the spectrum of a distribution of the ASST enzyme through about 1,300 bacteria and the several selected strains were compared withKlebsiella K-36 previously reported in the level of DNA homology using the Southern blot method. From this study, we could predict that this enzyme would not exist in specific bacteria and it might not be a critical enzyme for the life of bacteria.
Key wordsArylsulfate sulfotransferase Screening 4-Methylumbelliferyl sulfate Southern blotting pKASST100
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