Acyl-homoserine lactonase CHB37 | BCH-GENE-SCBD-115338 | Genetic element | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Genetic element (GENE)

published: 09 Dec 2019 last updated: 06 Jan 2020
General information
Acyl-homoserine lactonase CHB37
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  • AHLase
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  • AHL-lactonase
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  • Y2-aiiA
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AiiA-CHB37
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Protein coding sequence
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Donor organism
AHL-lactonase CHB37 isolated from Bacillus cereus obtained from tomato rhizosphere soil in Malaysia.
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Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Acyl-homoserine lactonase
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The enzyme hydrolyzes N-acyl-homoserine lactones (AHLs) molecules secreted by Gram-negative bacteria, such as Erwinia mallotivora. AHLs have been determined to be the principle signalling molecule involved in quorum sensing (cell-to-cell communication) in Gram-negative bacteria and are essential for survival and regulation of virulence genes. Bacteria lacking AHLs are non-pathogenic.
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Additional Information
Plants modified for quorum quenching (degradation of quorum sensing signalling molecules) have been shown to convey increased protection to bacterial infection.
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