Key Laboratory of Agro Microbial Resources and Utilization

Wuhan, China

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Wuhan, China
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Yin C.,Huazhong Agricultural University | Zhao W.,Huazhong Agricultural University | Zhu J.,Huazhong Agricultural University | Zheng L.,Huazhong Agricultural University | And 3 more authors.
Annals of Microbiology | Year: 2015

Manganese-containing superoxide dismutase (Mn-SOD) is one of the most important superoxide dismutases found in many eukaryotes and bacteria. In this study, the full-length cDNA of mitochondrial manganese superoxide dismutase from Pleurotus ostreatus (PoMn-SOD) was obtained. It contained 776 nucleotides with an open reading frame (ORF) of 663 bp, encoding 220 amino acid residues. The deduced amino acid sequence showed high identity with the sequences of other basidiomycetous Mn-SODs from Trametes versicolor (71 %) to Laccaria bicolor (77 %). Quantitative real-time PCR (RT-PCR) analysis revealed that PoMn-SOD gene transcripts were abundant in the stage of young fruit bodies and mature fruit bodies. The up-regulation of the PoMn-SOD gene suggested that it was developmental regulated and could play an important role in antagonizing environmental stresses. In addition, another isoform of Mn-SOD was detected by a non-denaturing polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) approach and the highest total Mn-SOD activity (203.9 U/mg) was observed in the stage of mature fruit bodies. These data could provide important reference for functional study of the PoMn-SOD gene and may benefit biotechnological production of Mn-SOD in the future. © 2014, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg and the University of Milan.


Yin C.,Huazhong Agricultural University | Yin C.,Key Laboratory of Agro Microbial Resources and Utilization | Zheng L.,Huazhong Agricultural University | Zhu J.,Huazhong Agricultural University | And 4 more authors.
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology | Year: 2015

Proteins are subjected to modification by reactive oxygen species (ROS), and oxidation of specific amino acid residues can impair their biological functions. Methionine as a sulfur-containing amino acid is easily oxidized to methionine sulfoxide (MetSO). The modified methionine can be repaired by methionine sulfoxide reductase (Msr), an enzyme that reverses oxidation of methionine in proteins. In this study, a methionine sulfoxide reductase A (PoMsrA) gene from Pleurotus ostreatus was cloned and characterized. Furthermore, the function of PoMsrA gene was analyzed by overexpression in P. ostreatus via Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. Stable integration of the target gene into the genome of P. ostreatus was confirmed by PCR, fluorescence observation, and Southern blot hybridization. qRT-PCR analysis showed that PoMsrA was highly expressed in the stage of mature and young fruiting bodies as well as the osmotic stress condition of 0.3 M NaCl. Additionally, the transgenic strains with PoMsrA overexpression exhibited an enhanced tolerance to high temperature, high osmotic stress, and oxidative stress. This suggests that PoMsrA is an active player in the protection of the cellular proteins from oxidative stress damage. © 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


Yin C.,Huazhong Agricultural University | Zheng L.,Huazhong Agricultural University | Zhu J.,Huazhong Agricultural University | Chen L.,Huazhong Agricultural University | And 2 more authors.
FEMS Microbiology Letters | Year: 2015

Developing efficient native promoters is important for improving recombinant protein expression by fungal genetic engineering. The promoter region of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase gene in Pleurotus ostreatus (Pogpd) was isolated and optimized by upstream truncation. The activities of these promoters with different lengths were further confirmed by fluorescence, quantitative real-time PCR and Western blot analysis. A truncated Pogpd-P2 fragment (795 bp) drove enhanced green fluorescence protein (egfp) gene expression in P. ostreatus much more efficiently than full-length Pogpd-P1. Further truncating Pogpd-P2 to 603, 403 and 231 bp reduced the eGFP expression significantly. However, the 403-bp fragment between -356 bp and the start codon was the minimal but sufficient promoter element for eGFP expression. Compact native promoters for genetic engineering of P. ostreatus were successfully developed and validated in this study. This will broaden the preexisting repertoire of fungal promoters for biotechnology application. © FEMS 2015.

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