We succeeded in hyperproduction of Bacillus thuringiensis phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C (PIPLC), using a Bacillus brevis 47 expression system. The recombinant B. thuringiensis PIPLC was expressed under the control of the middle wall protein gene promoter in B. brevis expression vector pNU211. A large amount of recombinant PIPLC (0.4 g per liter culture) was secreted into the medium as a mature enzyme, and the enzymatic properties of purified recombinant PIPLC were similar to those of the enzyme from wild-type B. thuringiensis. This system provides a useful approach to the three-dimensional structure-function relationship of PIPLC.
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- General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology