We cloned and characterized a genomic locus encoding a distinct member of the DnaK/Hsp70 family of molecular chaperones, dnaK1, from the halotolerant cyanobacterium Aphanothece halophytica. Co-expression of dnaK1 with a plant plastocyanin precursor in Escherichia coli resulted in a dramatic increase in the solubility of the plant protein. This indicates that A. halophytica dnaK1 encodes a functional protein possessing functions assigned to DnaK/Hsp70 chaperone members. The A. halophytica dnaK1 locus also encompasses grpE and dnaJ homologue genes in the order grpE-dnaK1-dnaJ. The transcript content of dnaK1 increased strongly upon subjecting cyanobacterial cells to heat stress. Northern analyses using specific probes indicated transcript species of 2.8, 2.2, 1.3, and 0.7 kb, which comprised grpE-dnaK1, dnaK1, dnaJ, and grpE, respectively. This indicates the presence of different terminators and/or heat stress promoters in this locus. Both dnaK1 transcript and protein levels increased in cyanobacterial cells transferred to hyperosmotic environments, suggesting a role of DnaK1 in the protection and/or recovery of A. halophytica from this particular stress.
Plant Molecular Biology – Springer Journals
Published: Sep 30, 2004
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