Molecular cloning, characterization, and heterologous expression of an acetyl-CoA acetyl transferase gene from Sanghuangporus baumii.


College of Forestry, Northeast Forestry University, Hexing Road 26, Xiangfang District, Harbin, 150040, Heilongjiang, China. Electronic address: [Email]


Acetyl-CoA C-acetyltransferase synthase gene (AACT) cDNA, DNA and promoter were cloned from Sanghuangporus baumii. The gene ORF (1260 bp) encoded 419 amino acids. The AACT DNA includes five exons (1-84 bp, 140-513 bp, 570-1027 bp, 1090-1282 bp, 1344-1494 bp) and four introns (85-139 bp, 514-569 bp, 1028-1089 bp, 1283-1343 bp). The molecular weight of AACT protein is 43.40 kDa, it is hydrophilic with a theoretical isoelectric point of 8.96. Furthermore, The region of the transcription start site is 1997-2047 bp of AACT promoter, and it contained promoter elements (TATA Boxs, CAAT Boxs, CAAT-box, ABRE, G-Boxs, Sp1, MSA-like, LTR). AACT recombinant protein (43.40 KDa + Tag protein 22.68 KDa) was subjected in SDS-PAGE. AACT the transcription levels of in different development stages were investigated. The expression of AACT in primordia (2.4-fold) and 15 d mycelia (2.3- fold) were significantly higher than 9 d mycelia (contral). The expression level of the AACT downstream genes and triterpenoids content were determined at different developmental stages. Triterpenoid content reached its peak on day 15(7.21 mg/g).


Acetyl-CoA C-acetyltransferase,Exons and introns,Promoter,Quantitative real-time PCR,Sanghuangporus baumii,Triterpenoids,

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