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Archives of Pharmacal Research

, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 475–477 | Cite as

Distribution of bacteria with the arylsulfate sulfotransferase activity

  • Moon-Chang Baek
  • Ae-Ran Kwon
  • Young-Ja Chung
  • Byong-Kak Kim
  • Eung-Chil Choi
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Abstract

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 words

Arylsulfate sulfotransferase Screening 4-Methylumbelliferyl sulfate Southern blotting pKASST100 

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© The Pharmaceutical Society of Korea 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Moon-Chang Baek
    • 1
  • Ae-Ran Kwon
    • 1
  • Young-Ja Chung
    • 2
  • Byong-Kak Kim
    • 1
  • Eung-Chil Choi
    • 1
  1. 1.College of PharmacySeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Korea Food & Drug AdministrationSeoulKorea

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