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2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase

Updated Time 12 June 2019

Patent Registration Data

Publication Number

US10000743

Application Number

US14/914500

Application Date

05 December 2014

Publication Date

19 June 2018

Current Assignee

ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION

Original Assignee (Applicant)

ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION

International Classification

C12P7/02,C12N1/21,C12P7/18,C12N9/02,C12N15/53

Cooperative Classification

C12N9/0006,C12N9/0008,C12P7/02,C12P7/18,C12Y101/01018

Inventor

KONISHI, KAZUNOBU,ITOH, NOBUYA,KUROKAWA, JUNJI

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Abstract

The disclosure provides 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductases derived from a microorganism having the ability to utilize (−)-vibo-quercitol, recombinant vectors and transformants comprising genes encoding the same, and methods of use thereof.

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Claims

1. A method of producing (−)-vibo-quercitol, the method comprising contacting 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose with an isolated enzyme comprising a protein of (a) or (b):(a) a protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, 4, 6 or 8; or(b) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 85% or greater identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, 4, 6 or 8 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity, and reacting under conditions of pH 5.0-10.0.

2. The method according to claim 1, wherein the isolated enzyme comprises:(a) the protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2; or(b) the protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 85% or greater identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity.

3. The method according to claim 1, wherein the isolated enzyme comprises:(a) the protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 6; or(b) the protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 85% or greater identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 6 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity.

4. The method according to claim 1, wherein the isolated enzyme comprises:(a) the protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 8; or(b) the protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 85% or greater identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 8 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity.

5. The method according to claim 1, wherein the isolated enzyme comprises (a) the protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, 4, 6 or 8.

6. The method according to claim 1, wherein the isolated enzyme comprises:(a) the protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4; or(b) the protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 85% or greater identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity.

7. The method according to claim 1, further comprising culturing a transformant for (−)-vibo-quercitol conversion comprising a gene encoding the protein of (a) or (b) for a time and under conditions to produce the isolated enzyme, and purifying and recovering the isolated enzyme from the culture.

8. A recombinant vector for (−)-vibo-quercitol conversion including a gene encoding a protein of (a) or (b) below:(a) a protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2; or(b) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 85% or greater identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity.

9. The recombinant vector according to claim 8, wherein the gene encodes (a) the protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2.

10. A transformant for (−)-vibo-quercitol conversion comprising the recombinant vector of claim 8 introduced.

11. A transformant for (−)-vibo-quercitol conversion comprising a gene encoding a protein of (a) or (b) below:(a) a protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2; or(b) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 85% or greater identity to the amino add sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity.

12. The transformant according to claim 11, wherein the gene encodes (a) the protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2.

13. A method of producing 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase, comprising culturing the transformant of claim 11 for a time and under conditions suited to the production of a protein having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity, and purifying and recovering the protein from the culture.

14. A recombinant vector for (−)-vibo-quercitol conversion comprising a nucleotide sequence of (a) or (b) below:(a) the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1; or(b) a nucleotide sequence (i) comprising a nucleotide sequence having 85% or greater identity to the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, (ii) hybridizing under stringent conditions with DNA comprising a sequence complementary to the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, and (iii) encoding a protein having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity, wherein said stringent conditions comprises hybridizing at a constant temperature of 65° C. for 8-16 hours in a solution containing 6×SSC (composition of 1×SSC: 0.15 M sodium chloride, 0.015 M sodium citrate, pH 7.0 ), 0.5% SDS, 5× Denhardt's solution, and 100 mg/mL of herring sperm DNA, and washing by 2×SSC and 0.1% SDS at 68° C.

15. A transformant for (−)-vibo-quercitol conversion comprising a nucleotide sequence of (a) or (b) below:(a) the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1; or(b) a nucleotide sequence (i) comprising a nucleotide sequence having 85% or greater identity to the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, (ii) hybridizing under stringent conditions with DNA comprising a sequence complementary to the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, and (iii) encoding a protein having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity, wherein said stringent conditions comprises hybridizing at a constant temperature of 65° C. for 8 -16 hours in a solution containing 6×SSC (composition of 1×SSC: 0.15 M sodium chloride, 0.015 M sodium citrate, pH 7.0), 0.5% SDS, 5× Denhardt's solution, and 100 mg/mL of herring sperm DNA, and washing by 2×SSC and 0.1% SDS at 68° C.

16. A method of producing 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase, comprising culturing the transformant of claim 15 for a time and under conditions suited to the production of a protein having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity, and purifying and recovering the protein from the culture.

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    1. A method of producing (−)-vibo-quercitol, the method comprising contacting 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose with an isolated enzyme comprising a protein of
    • (a) or
    • (b):(a) a protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, 4, 6 or 8; or(b) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 85% or greater identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2, 4, 6 or 8 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity, and reacting under conditions of pH 5.0-10.0.
    • 2. The method according to claim 1, wherein
      • the isolated enzyme comprises:
    • 3. The method according to claim 1, wherein
      • the isolated enzyme comprises:
    • 4. The method according to claim 1, wherein
      • the isolated enzyme comprises:
    • 5. The method according to claim 1, wherein
      • the isolated enzyme comprises
    • 6. The method according to claim 1, wherein
      • the isolated enzyme comprises:
    • 7. The method according to claim 1, further comprising culturing a transformant for (−)-vibo-quercitol conversion comprising a gene encoding the protein of
      • (a) or
      • (b) for a time and under conditions to produce the isolated enzyme, and purifying and recovering the isolated enzyme from the culture.
  • 8
    8. A recombinant vector for (−)-vibo-quercitol conversion including a gene encoding a protein of
    • (a) or
    • (b) below:(a) a protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2; or(b) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 85% or greater identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity.
    • 9. The recombinant vector according to claim 8, wherein
      • the gene encodes (a) the protein comprising
  • 10
    10. A transformant for (−)-vibo-quercitol conversion comprising
    • the recombinant vector of claim 8 introduced.
  • 11
    11. A transformant for (−)-vibo-quercitol conversion comprising a gene encoding a protein of
    • (a) or
    • (b) below:(a) a protein comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2; or(b) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 85% or greater identity to the amino add sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity.
    • 12. The transformant according to claim 11, wherein
      • the gene encodes (a) the protein comprising
  • 13
    13. A method of producing 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase, comprising
    • culturing the transformant of claim 11 for a time and under conditions suited to the production of a protein having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity, and purifying and recovering the protein from the culture.
  • 14
    14. A recombinant vector for (−)-vibo-quercitol conversion comprising a nucleotide sequence of
    • (a) or
    • (b) below:(a) the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1; or(b) a nucleotide sequence (i) comprising a nucleotide sequence having 85% or greater identity to the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, (ii) hybridizing under stringent conditions with DNA comprising a sequence complementary to the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, and (iii) encoding a protein having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity, wherein said stringent conditions comprises hybridizing at a constant temperature of 65° C. for 8-16 hours in a solution containing 6×SSC (composition of 1×SSC: 0.15 M sodium chloride, 0.015 M sodium citrate, pH 7.0 ), 0.5% SDS, 5× Denhardt's solution, and 100 mg/mL of herring sperm DNA, and washing by 2×SSC and 0.1% SDS at 68° C.
  • 15
    15. A transformant for (−)-vibo-quercitol conversion comprising a nucleotide sequence of
    • (a) or
    • (b) below:(a) the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1; or(b) a nucleotide sequence (i) comprising a nucleotide sequence having 85% or greater identity to the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, (ii) hybridizing under stringent conditions with DNA comprising a sequence complementary to the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, and (iii) encoding a protein having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity, wherein said stringent conditions comprises hybridizing at a constant temperature of 65° C. for 8 -16 hours in a solution containing 6×SSC (composition of 1×SSC: 0.15 M sodium chloride, 0.015 M sodium citrate, pH 7.0), 0.5% SDS, 5× Denhardt's solution, and 100 mg/mL of herring sperm DNA, and washing by 2×SSC and 0.1% SDS at 68° C.
  • 16
    16. A method of producing 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase, comprising
    • culturing the transformant of claim 15 for a time and under conditions suited to the production of a protein having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity, and purifying and recovering the protein from the culture.
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Description

SEQUENCE LISTING SUBMISSION VIA EFS-WEB

A computer readable text file, entitled “SequenceListing.txt,” created on or about Feb. 3, 2016 with a file size of about 102 kb contains the sequence listing for this application and is hereby incorporated by reference in its entirety.

TECHNICAL FIELD

The present invention relates to a novel 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase and a gene for encoding this enzyme. The present invention also relates to a method for producing (−)-vibo-quercitol using an enzyme capable of converting 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose directly into (−)-vibo-quercitol.

BACKGROUND ART

(−)-Vibo-quercitol ((1R,2R,4S,5R)-cyclohexane-1,2,3,4,5-pentol) is a compound having the following chemical structure discovered from plants of the Asclepiadaceae family.

(−)-Vibo-quercitol has been shown to have a potent hypoglycemic action. Deoxyinosamine and deoxyinosamidine [sic], which can be obtained by amination of (−)-vibo-quercitol, are also compounds that can serve as synthesis intermediates for various pharmaceuticals and agricultural chemicals (Patent References 1 and 2).

The industrial utility of (−)-vibo-quercitol has also become apparent in recent years. For example, Patent Reference 3 describes (−)-vibo-quercitol as being useful as an additive for preventing freezing of the coolant in a fuel cell. When used for this purpose, (−)-vibo-quercitol is not oxidized even after long-term use and maintains suitable properties.

Patent Reference 4 focuses on the fact that (−)-vibo-quercitol can absorb and emit a large amount of latent heat during the process of dissolution and solidification, and discloses the application of this compound to a heat-storage material for the heat storage of solar heat and for efficiently utilizing inexpensive nighttime power.

A clear need therefore exists to produce (−)-vibo-quercitol efficiently by a simple process. When (−)-vibo-quercitol is utilized as an active ingredient of a pharmaceutical, the bulk form of the compound should be as pure as possible and should not include any unidentified impurities. The production process should therefore also be as simple as possible, and the production history should be easily tracked. The production cost can also affect the feasibility of the technology when (−)-vibo-quercitol is used for industrial purposes such as those mentioned above.

Classically, (−)-vibo-quercitol is extracted from plants of the Asclepiadaceae family. However, a method of culturing microorganisms of the genus Agrobacterium or genus Salmonella using myo-inositol as a substrate, causing (−)-vibo-quercitol to be produced together with (+)-proto-quercitol and (+)-epi-quercitol in the culture broth, and isolating (−)-vibo-quercitol from the culture broth has been proposed in recent years as a more efficient method. A method of bringing cells of these microorganisms of the genus Agrobacterium or genus Salmonella into contact with myo-inositol, causing (−)-vibo-quercitol to be produced together with (+)-proto-quercitol and (+)-epi-quercitol in the reaction solution, and isolating (−)-vibo-quercitol from the reaction solution has also been proposed (Patent References 1 and 2).

However, no enzyme that converts myo-inositol into (−)-vibo-quercitol in this method has been isolated, and it is not even clear whether the reaction is due to one enzyme or whether two or more enzymes are involved. Therefore, since culturing microorganism with myo-inositol as a substrate or at least utilizing cells obtained from a culture of these microorganisms is essential in this method, the process remains complex and is associated with the risk of contamination by unknown impurities.

Patent Reference 5 also proposes a method for culturing Enterobacter sp. AB10114 (FERM P-19319), a microorganism of the genus Enterobacter, using myo-inositol as a substrate, causing (−)-vibo-quercitol to be produced in the culture broth, and isolating (−)-vibo-quercitol from the culture broth. (−)-Vibo-quercitol is obtained at a yield of about 25% from myo-inositol in this method (see Example 1). In this method again, however, no enzyme that converts myo-inositol into (−)-vibo-quercitol has been isolated. Therefore, since culturing microorganisms with myo-inositol as a substrate is essential in this method as well, the process again is complex and associated with a risk of contamination by unknown impurities. In addition, even this method cannot avoid a microbial fermentation process requiring time and effort to obtain the target (−)-vibo-quercitol.

Furthermore, Patent Reference 6 discloses a method for converting (−)-vibo-quercitol into 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose by contact with the Enterobacter sp. AB10114 (FERM P-19319) used in the method of the abovementioned Patent Reference 5. In brief, Enterobacter sp. AB10114 (FERM P-19319) is said to convert (−)-vibo-quercitol into 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose at a yield of 80% (see Example 1). Although the details are not clear since no enzyme is isolated either in Patent Reference 6, it is reasonable to assume that, even if this reaction is catalyzed by a single enzyme, the activity of at least that enzyme is predominant in the direction converting (−)-vibo-quercitol into 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose, and it is difficult for a substantially reverse reaction to progress.

On the other hand, the inventors do not know of any enzyme previously reported to convert 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose directly into (−)-vibo-quercitol as shown in the following reaction scheme.

PRIOR ART REFERENCES

Patent References

Patent Reference 1: Japanese Laid-Open Patent Application 11-12210

Patent Reference 2: Japanese Laid-Open Patent Application 2000-4890

Patent Reference 3: International Publication WO2005/091413 pamphlet

Patent Reference 4: Japanese Laid-Open Patent Application 2010-215876

Patent Reference 5: Japanese Laid-Open Patent Application 2005-70

Patent Reference 6: Japanese Laid-Open Patent Application 2005-72

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

Problems to be Solved by the Invention

Therefore, the purpose of the present invention is to produce (−)-vibo-quercitol efficiently by a simple process. Production by a simple process minimizes the risk of impurity contamination. Efficient production is expected to also permit utilization of (−)-vibo-quercitol in the industrial field.

Particularly intended is the utilization of an enzyme capable of converting 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose directly into (−)-vibo-quercitol. In brief, 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose (sometimes abbreviated as “DOI” hereinafter) is known to be produced easily by fermentation via only a two-step enzymatic reaction from glucose (WO2010/109916 pamphlet, WO10/053052 pamphlet, and WO06/109479 pamphlet, etc.), and is expected to be able to serve as an extremely inexpensive raw material.

Means Used to Solve the Above-Mentioned Problems

The inventors screened microorganisms having the ability to produce (−)-vibo-quercitol and discovered microorganisms capable of converting 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose into (−)-vibo-quercitol. The inventors also succeeded in isolating an enzyme having catalytic activity to convert 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose directly into (−)-vibo-quercitol from these microorganisms. The inventors also elucidated the amino acid sequence of this enzyme and the base sequence encoding it. Therefore, the first aspect of the present invention includes the following.

(1) A 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase having the following properties (a) through (c), derived from a microorganism having the ability to utilize (−)-vibo-quercitol:

(a) the enzyme has catalytic activity to convert 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose into (−)-vibo-quercitol;

(b) the enzyme presents maximum activity at pH 7.0-9.0; and

(c) the molecular mass of a polypeptide moiety of the enzyme measured by SDS-polyacrylamide electrophoresis is 36 kDa.

(2) The 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase of (1) above wherein the microorganism belongs to the genus Pseudomonas or the genus Burkholderia.

(3) A protein of any of (a) through (e) below:

(a) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 2;

(b) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 58% or greater identity to an amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 2 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity;

(c) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 56% or greater identity to an amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 4 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity;

(d) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 54% or greater identity to an amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 6 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity;

(e) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 54% or greater identity to an amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 8 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity.

(4) The protein of (3) above wherein the protein is any one of (b) through (e), excluding proteins comprising amino acid sequences represented by SEQ ID NOS: 2, 4, 6, and 8.

(5) A gene encoding a protein described in (3) or (4) above.

(6) A gene comprising a nucleotide sequence of (a) or (b) below:

(a) a nucleotide sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1; or

(b) a nucleotide sequence hybridizing under stringent conditions with DNA comprising a sequence complementary to a nucleotide sequence comprising at least 18 consecutive bases in a nucleotide sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1 and encoding a protein having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity.

(7) The gene of (6) above wherein the nucleotide sequence comprising at least 18 consecutive bases in (b) is all or part of a sequence selected from the group comprising SEQ ID NO: 9, SEQ ID NO: 11, SEQ ID NO: 13, SEQ ID NO: 15, SEQ ID NO: 17, SEQ ID NO: 19, SEQ ID NO: 21, and SEQ ID NO: 23.

The present invention also provides a method for producing an enzyme having catalytic activity to convert 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose directly into (−)-vibo-quercitol. Therefore, the second aspect of the present invention intends the following.

(8) A recombinant vector for (−)-vibo-quercitol conversion including a gene of any of (5) through (7) above.

(9) A transformant for (−)-vibo-quercitol conversion having the gene of any of (5) through (7) above or a recombinant vector of (8) above introduced.

(10) A method for producing 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase characterized in that the transformant of (9) above is cultured for a time and under conditions suited to the production of a protein having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity, and the protein is purified and recovered from the culture.

The present invention also provides a method for producing (−)-vibo-quercitol using the above enzyme. With respect to this production process, the inventors conducted an amino acid sequence homology search with the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase of the present invention discovered for the first time by the inventors, and as a result discovered several proteins previously assumed to have inositol 2-dehydrogenase activity to present high amino acid identity with the novel 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose of the present invention and to have catalytic activity to convert 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose directly into (−)-vibo-quercitol. As far as the inventors know, these proteins have not been reported to have catalytic activity convert 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose directly into (−)-vibo-quercitol.

Therefore, the third aspect of the present invention is as follows.

(11) A method for producing (−)-vibo-quercitol characterized in that the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase of (1) or (2) above is brought into contact with 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose, reacted under conditions of pH 5.0-10.0, and the (−)-vibo-quercitol produced is recovered from the reaction solution.

(12) A method for producing (−)-vibo-quercitol characterized in that a protein of any one of (a) through (e) below:

(a) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 2;

(b) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 58% or greater identity to an amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 2 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity;

(c) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 56% or greater identity to an amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 4 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity;

(d) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 54% or greater identity to an amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 6 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity; or

(e) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 54% or greater identity to an amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 8 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity,

is brought into contact with 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose, reacted under conditions of pH 5.0-10.0, and the (−)-vibo-quercitol produced is recovered from the reaction solution.

The present invention also provides a method for converting 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose into (−)-vibo-quercitol using the above enzyme. Therefore, the fourth aspect of the present invention is as follows.

(13) A method for converting 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose into (−)-vibo-quercitol characterized in that the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase described in (1) or (2) above is brought into contact with 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose and reacted under conditions of pH 5.0-10.0.

(14) A method for converting 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose into (−)-vibo-quercitol characterized in that a protein of any one of (a) through (e) below:

(a) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 2;

(b) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 58% or greater identity to an amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 2 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity;

(c) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 56% or greater identity to an amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 4 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity;

(d) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 54% or greater identity to an amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 6 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity; or

(e) a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having 54% or greater identity to an amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 8 and having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity,

is brought into contact with 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose and reacted under conditions of pH 5.0-10.0.

Advantages of the Invention

The present invention provides an enzyme catalyzing a novel reaction. The use of the enzyme of the present invention makes it possible to produce (−)-vibo-quercitol simply and efficiently.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 shows a 16SrRNA gene sequence of a microorganism confirmed to have the ability to convert 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose into (−)-vibo-quercitol.

FIG. 2 is a photograph showing the results of SDS-PAGE of samples from each purification step of the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase (sometimes abbreviated hereinafter as “DOI reductase” or “DOIR”) of the present invention. In order from the left lane: Lane M: Prestained XL-Ladder (Broad); Lane 1: crude enzyme solution; Lane 2: ammonium sulfate fraction; Lane 3: Butyl-Toyopearl fraction; Lane 4: Resource Q fraction; and Lane 5: gel filtration fraction (acetone concentrated).

FIG. 3 A graph showing the optimum pH of the DOI reductase of the present invention. The horizontal axis shows the pH; the vertical axis shows the relative activity taking the rate of decrease in absorbance (340 nm) as the indicator. In the graph, the black squares show citrate buffer, the white squares show potassium phosphate buffer (abbreviated hereinafter as “KPB”), the black circles show Tris-hydrochloride buffer, and the white circles show glycine-sodium hydroxide buffer. The vertical bars represent the standard deviation.

FIG. 4 shows known inositol dehydrogenase sequences (the GenBank Accession No. is shown to the left of each sequence), the N-terminal amino acid sequence of the DOI reductase of the present invention (DOI reductase Nterm), and the alignment of the internal sequence of the DOI reductase of the present invention (DOI reductase internal). Also shown are the positions of the various primers used to obtain the DOI reductase gene of the present invention. Parts having high sequence homology are surrounded by a frame in the alignment. An arrow to the right (→) shows the position of a sense strand direction primer; an arrow to the left (←) shows the position of an antisense strand direction primer. Furthermore, the numbers in circles in the figure correspond to the numbers in hard brackets in the text.

FIG. 5 shows the thermal cycle conditions in PCR used to amplify the DOI reductase gene of the present invention. The upper row is the gradient PCR conditions; the lower row is the TAIL-PCR conditions.

FIG. 6 is a scheme showing an overview of cloning of the DOI reductase gene of the present invention.

FIG. 7 shows the structure of an expression vector of the DOI reductase gene of the present invention.

FIG. 8 is an alignment of the amino acid sequence of a 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase produced by strain AKC-020 and the amino acid sequences of GenBank Accession No. EKS70356.1, GenBank Accession No. ADU72508.1, and GenBank Accession No. EIK69154.1, which are known inositol dehydrogenases. These known inositol dehydrogenases have not been reported to date to have catalytic activity to convert 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose into (−)-vibo-quercitol.

FIG. 9 shows the amino acid sequence and nucleotide sequence of the coding region of an inositol dehydrogenase gene (GenBank Accession No. AAG44816.1) that has been clarified to have low sequence identity with the amino acid sequence of DOI reductase from strain AKC-020 of the present invention and low ability to convert 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose into (−)-vibo-quercitol.

FIG. 10 shows the amino acid sequence and nucleotide sequence of the coding region of an inositol dehydrogenase gene (GenBank Accession No. CAB12924.1) that has been clarified to have low sequence identity with the amino acid sequence of DOI reductase from strain AKC-020 of the present invention and low ability to convert 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose into (−)-vibo-quercitol.

FIG. 11 shows the amino acid sequence and nucleotide sequence of the coding region of an inositol dehydrogenase gene (GenBank Accession No. CAB15358) that has been clarified to have low sequence identity with the amino acid sequence of DOI reductase from strain AKC-020 of the present invention and low ability to convert 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose into (−)-vibo-quercitol.

FIG. 12 is a photograph showing the results of SDS-PAGE of a recombinantly=produced enzyme.

BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION

1. 2-Deoxy-scyllo-inosose Reductase

The 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase of the present invention was isolated from microorganisms having the ability to utilize (−)-vibo-quercitol. Therefore, in addition to those described specifically in this specification, the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inositol reductase of the present invention can be obtained from other microorganisms having the ability to utilize (−)-vibo-quercitol. As a method of selecting such microorganisms, for example, microorganisms that exhibit good growth when cultured using one or more among (+)-proto-quercitol, (−)-proto-quercitol, (+)-vibo-quercitol, (−)-vibo-quercitol, (+)-epi-quercitol, (−)-epi-quercitol, (+)-gala-quercitol, (−)-gala-quercitol, (+)-talo-quercitol, (−)-talo-quercitol, (+)-allo-quercitol, (−)-allo-quercitol, scyllo-quercitol, neo-quercitol, cis-quercitol, and muco-quercitol as the sole carbon source may be isolated. Although (−)-vibo-quercitol, which is the direct target substance, is more desirable as a preferred carbon source, it is also possible to use a mixture containing (−)-vibo-quercitol and other quercitol isomers. For example, a mixture of (+)-proto-quercitol, (+)-epi-quercitol, and (−)-vibo-quercitol obtained by implementing a method described in Japanese Kokai Patent No. 2000-4890 and a mixture of (−)-vibo-quercitol and scyllo-quercitol obtained by hydrogenating 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose (DOI) using a chemical catalyst may be utilized.

As a more specific example, an agar plate is inoculated with a dilute solution of a soil sample and approximately 0.6% (W/V) of a mixture of (−)-vibo-quercitol and scyllo-quercitol. An inorganic nitrogen source (for example, approximately 0.6% (W/V) ammonium sulfate) and inorganic salts necessary for the growth of common microorganisms (for example, MgSO4, KH2PO4, NaCl, etc.) may preferably be added to this medium. The agar plate is then cultured for from about one day to one week at a temperature of about 20-30° C., and the colonies that appear may be isolated.

It is advantageous to select strains presenting higher 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity from among the microorganisms isolated in this way. To do this, cells of the isolated strains are sonicated, and a cell extract is obtained. This extract is mixed with a buffer containing 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose (DOI), and an enzymatic reaction is initiated by adding a coenzyme: NADH thereto. The rate at which the NADH in the reaction solution is converted into NADH+, that is, the rate at which 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose is reduced, is measured as the change in absorbance of the reaction solution at predetermined times, and strains presenting higher 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity can be selected.

The enzyme of the present invention should also produce (−)-vibo-quercitol at a high diastereomer excess. This is because one diastereomer is isolated from the product, and inefficient steps can be omitted. It is therefore preferable to characterize the diastereomer productivity of the strains selected. To do this, for example, the cell extract is mixed with DOI and NADH. An enzymatic reaction can also be made to advance adequately by causing formate dehydrogenase and sodium formate to be jointly present as a coenzyme regeneration system while conducting the reaction. After the reaction, the reaction solution is analyzed, for example, by HPLC using Shodex KS-801 (trade name, manufactured by Showa Denko KK), and strains that produce (−)-vibo-quercitol at a high diastereomer excess can be identified by calculation.

Diastereomerexcess(%d.e.)=[(-)-vibo-quercitol]-[scyllo-quercitol][(-)-vibo-quercitol]+[scyllo-quercitol]×100[Chemicalformula3]

Strains capable of converting 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose into (−)-vibo-quercitol at a diastereomer excess of 80% or higher are preferred. Strains capable of converting 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose into (−)-vibo-quercitol at a diastereomer excess of 85% or higher are more preferred, and strains capable of converting 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose into (−)-vibo-quercitol at a diastereomer excess of 95% or higher are most preferred.

As a result of isolating, selecting, and characterizing strains by the method described above, the inventors discovered that six strains of Pseudomonas sp., one strain of Burkholderia sediminicola, two strains of Burkholderia terrae, and one strain of Burkholderia sp. have the ability to produce (−)-vibo-quercitol from DOI at a diastereomer excess of 80% or higher.

Therefore, it can be advantageous to screen microorganisms of the present invention having the ability to utilize (−)-vibo-quercitol from among microorganisms of the genus Pseudomonas or the genus Burkholderia. Examples of especially preferred microorganisms are those isolated by the inventors and named Burkholderia terrae AKC-020 and Pseudomonas sp. AKC-019.

Burkholderia terrae AKC-020 was accessioned with the National Patent Microorganisms Depositary (NPMD) of the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (Room 122, 2-5-8 Kazusa-Kamatari, Kisarazu, Chiba Prefecture) as NITE P-01745 on Nov. 1, 2013. Pseudomonas sp. AKC-019 was accessioned with the National Patent Microorganisms Depositary (NPMD) of the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (Room 122, 2-5-8 Kazusa-Kamatari, Kisarazu, Chiba Prefecture) as NITE P-01740 on Oct. 24, 2013.

The inventors also succeeded in purifying the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase of the present invention from Burkholderia terrae AKC-020. Simply put, cultured cells of AKC-020 were sonicated, and a 30% saturated ammonium sulfate solution was produced by adding ammonium sulfate and KPB to the supernatant. The supernatant of this 30% saturated ammonium sulfate solution was subjected to hydrophobic chromatography, and the active fraction was eluted by ammonium sulfate concentration gradient. Next, the active fraction was dialyzed by MOPS buffer, then subjected to anion-exchange chromatography, and the active fraction was eluted by NaCl concentration gradient. Finally, it was purified by gel-filtration chromatography. The active fraction eluted at a retention time corresponding to a molecular mass of about 130 KDa in gel-filtration chromatography, but a single band was subsequently found at about 36 KDa when the purity was further confirmed by SDS-PAGE. Therefore, the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase of the present invention produced by strain AKC-020 is presumed to form a homotetramer in solution.

The inventors also studied the properties of the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase of the present invention produced by strain AKC-020. This enzyme presented maximum activity at pH 7.0-9.0. This enzyme also presented higher substrate specificity for (−)-vibo-quercitol than myo-inositol in an evaluation of oxidation activity, that is, in an evaluation of the reverse reaction that produces (−)-vibo-quercitol by reduction of 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose.

Therefore, the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase of the present invention can be defined as being derived from a microorganism having the ability to utilize (−)-vibo-quercitol and having the following properties:

(a) having catalytic activity to convert 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose into (−)-vibo-quercitol;

(b) presenting maximum activity at pH 7.0-9.0; and

(c) the molecular mass of a polypeptide moiety of the enzyme measured by SDS-polyacrylamide electrophoresis is 36 kDa.

In addition to the above, the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase of the present invention can also be defined as having the following properties:

(d) converts 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose into (−)-vibo-quercitol at a diastereomer excess of 80% or greater; and

(e) presents higher substrate specificity for (−)-vibo-quercitol than myo-inositol in evaluation of oxidation activity.

2. Protein Having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose Reductase Activity

The inventors produced approximately 20 degenerate primers, taking into consideration the N-terminal sequence and internal sequence of the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase produced by strain AKC-020 and the coding sequence of a known inositol dehydrogenase (sometimes abbreviated hereinafter as “IDH”) assumed to be related thereto, and succeeded in acquiring the gene of 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase produced by strain AKC-020. The amino acid sequence of the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase produced by strain AKC-020 was identified as the following from the coding region of the same gene:


[Chemical formula 4]
(SEQ ID NO: 2)
MIRIAVLGAGRIGRIHAGNVAASPNAQLVVVADPVESAAKSLATRLGCEA
STDPAGVLERKDIDAVVIGTPTDTHITFMLEAVRRGKAVLCEKPIDLDME
KSLAAANEVERQRGRVMLAFNRRFDPTSQAFRNAIDAGDVGEVRQVIISS
RDPGMPPRDYVEHSGGIFRDMVIHDLDMARWLLGEEPVEVMAMASRLIDE
SLEKLTDFDTVMVQLRTASGKQCHINCCREAVYGYDQRMEVSGSKGMLLQ
ENLRPSTIRRWSKEATDVREPLLNFFLERYEAAYKAELEAFVDALNTNSP
LPTSVQDGLKALRLADAALESALSGKAVKV

Therefore, it is evident that a protein having the above amino acid sequence presents the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity of the present invention. Those skilled in the art, however, will appreciate that equivalent substances can also be used for the purposes of the present invention. To this end, the inventors also searched known amino acid sequences showing homology with the above SEQ ID NO: 2. The inventors then caused proteins having the retrieved sequence to be expressed recombinantly in Escherichia coli, and measured the enzymatic activity of proteins having these amino acid sequences. As a result, several inositol dehydrogenases were judged to present the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity of the present invention.

More specifically, proteins having the following three sequences (see FIG. 8) presenting amino acid sequence identity of 58% or higher with SEQ ID NO: 2 presented catalytic activity to convert 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose into (−)-vibo-quercitol equivalent to that of the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose produced by strain AKC-020.


[Chemical formula 5]
GenBank Accession No. EKS70356.1
(SEQ ID NO: 4)
MTRIAVLGAGRIGKIHAANVASNSDAKLVVVADPFEGAANSLAEKLGCEA
STDCLSVIERDDVDAVVIGTPTDTHIQFMLHAVSKGKAVLCEKPIDLDMK
KSLAAAKEVERHDGRVMLAFNRRFDPTSQAFRKAIDDGEVGDVRQVVITS
RDPGMPPREYVTHSGGIFRDMVIHDLDLARWFLGEEPIEVMATGSRLVEP
SLAEVPDFDTVMLQLRTESGKQCHINCCREAVYGYDQRLEVFGSRGMLLQ
ENLRPSTIRRWSASATDAREPLLNFFLERYEAAYKTELTAFVEALRTNTT
FPTSVADGLKALRLADCALESAMSCRSVKV;
GenBank Accession No. ADU72508.1
(SEQ ID NO: 6)
MKIAVLGAGRIGNVHAMNVASNPNVELVAIADPFIDNAIKLTEKYGGKAV
KEPMELIESNVDAVIIATPTDTHVDLMLSAARNGKAVLCEKPVDLNLERA
EVACAELKQCDVPVMIAFNRRFDPSAAEMHSAIAKGEVGELHQIMISSRD
PGFASMDYLRHSGGIFRDMTIHDFDMARWLLGEEPVQVFASASRMLEPAL
EPLNDFDTVMVQMITKSGKQCHINCSRQAVYGHDQRIEAYGSAGMLLNDN
LRPSTLRRFNKSATDARVPLVHFFLERYADAYRMELEAFISAVKHAKPVP
VTPYDGYMALKLADCAQQSAETGLPVQL;
and
GenBank Accession No. EIK69154.1
(SEQ ID NO: 8)
MLRIAVLGAGRIAKIHAANVAAHPNATLVLVADPWREGVDALSTQLGCEA
AYDCAAVLNRKDIDAVVIGTPTDTHIDLLLAAVAQGKAVLCEKPIDLDIA
KARSAAQTVERQGGKVMLGFNRRFDPDMLRLRQALDAGQIGAVRQVIITS
RDPGLAPREYLEHSGGILRDMTIHDFDTARHLLGEEPVQVSAFASRLVDP
SLEQIDDYDSVMVLLRTASGKQCHINCCRQAVYGYDQRVEVSGASGVLLT
DNHRPSTLRHW3SAEHTEALEPLQHFFLERYADAYRNELMQFVDALNEGR
ELPTGMRDGLYALHLADCALESVKTGRSVAVCYDR

Nonetheless, no reports have yet been made of any of the above three inositol dehydrogenases having catalytic activity to convert 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose into (−)-vibo-quercitol. Furthermore, inositol dehydrogenases presenting lower homology (50% or less) with SEQ ID NO: 2 were judged to have little or no catalytic activity to convert 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose into (−)-vibo-quercitol.

Therefore, a protein having the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity of the present invention can comprise an amino acid sequence having identity of 58% or greater with the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 2. A protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 68% or greater with the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 2 is preferred; a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 79% or greater is more preferred; a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 85% or greater is even more preferred; a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 90% or greater is even more preferred; and a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 95% or greater is especially preferred.

A protein having the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity of the present invention can also comprise an amino acid sequence having identity of 56% or greater with the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 4. A protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 64% or greater with the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 4 is preferred; a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 79% or greater is more preferred; a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 85% or greater is even more preferred; a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 90% or greater is even more preferred; and a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 95% or greater is especially preferred.

A protein having the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity of the present invention can also comprise an amino acid sequence having identity of 54% or greater with the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 6. A protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 65% or greater with the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 6 is preferred; a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 80% or greater is more preferred; a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 85% or greater is even more preferred; a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 90% or greater is even more preferred; and a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 95% or greater is especially preferred.

A protein having the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity of the present invention can also comprise an amino acid sequence having identity of 54% or greater with the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 8. A protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 64% or greater with the amino acid sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 8 is preferred; a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 68% or greater is preferred; a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 80% or greater is more preferred; a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 85% or greater is even more preferred; a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 90% or greater is even more preferred; and a protein comprising an amino acid sequence having identity of 95% or greater is especially preferred.

In the above, SEQ ID NO: 4 and SEQ ID NO: 6 present 56% identity; SEQ ID NO: 4 and SEQ ID NO: 8 present 64% identity; and SEQ ID NO: 6 and SEQ ID NO: 8 present 54% identity.

Furthermore, in this specification, the identity of amino acid sequences is shown by the percentage of matching amino acids shared between two sequences when two sequences are aligned in an optimal manner (number of amino acids of matching location/number of amino acids aligned×100). Calculation was performed by the BLAST algorithm which can be accessed at the internet site <http://www.ncbi.n/m.nih.gov/egi-gin/BLAST≥.

In addition, the following eight partial sequences were highly conserved between the above three inositol dehydrogenases presenting amino acid sequence identity of 58% or higher with the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase produced by strain AKC-020 of the present invention (see FIG. 8). Therefore, a protein having the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity of the present invention preferably has one or more of these eight partial sequences.


[Chemical formula 6]
(SEQ ID NO: 10)
Partial sequence 1: RIAVLGAGRIG
(SEQ ID NO: 12)
Partial sequence 2: DAVVIGTPTDTHI
(SEQ ID NO: 14)
Partial sequence 3: GKAVLCEKPIDLD
(SEQ ID NO: 16)
Partial sequence 4: VMLAFNRRFDP
(SEQ ID NO: 18)
Partial sequence 5: HSGGIFRDM
(SEQ ID NO: 20)
Partial sequence 6: ARWLLGEEPV
(SEQ ID NO: 22)
Partial sequence 7: DFDTVMVQLRTASGKQCHINCCR
(SEQ ID NO: 24)
Partial sequence 8: AVYGYDQR

Moreover, it is known that two molecules present the same bioactivity if they have a substantially similar structure even if the amino acid sequences of the two protein molecules are not exactly the same. For example, even substituting valine for leucine, arginine for lysine, or asparagine for glutamine may sometimes not change the function of a protein. Therefore, proteins comprising an amino acid sequence in which one or several amino acids have been deleted, substituted, and/or added in the amino acid sequence shown by SEQ ID NO: 2 also having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity can also be used suitably for the purposes of the present invention.

3. Gene

As will be described below, it is advantageous to use a gene encoding this enzyme or protein when producing the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase and protein having this enzymatic activity of the present invention.

For example, the enzyme can be efficiently produced by transforming an appropriate host cell using the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase gene that the inventors isolated from strain AKC-020 and determined the sequence thereof. The nucleotide sequence of the coding region of this gene appears below.


[Chemical formula 7]
(SEQ ID NO: 1)
ATGATTCGAATCGCCGTACTCGGTGCCGGCCGCATTGGTCGCATTCACGC
TGGCAACGTCGCCGCTAGTCCGAATGCACAACTGGTCGTGGTGGCAGACC
CGGTTGAAAGTGCAGCAAAATCGTTGGCTACCCGTCTGGGCTGCGAAGCC
TCGACGGACCCCGCGGGCGTGCTCGAACGCAAAGATATCGATGCGGTCGT
CATCGGCACGCCGACGGACACGCACATCACGTTCATGCTTGAAGCCGTCA
GGCGCGGCAAGGCTGTTCTGTGTGAGAAGCCCATCGACCTCGACATGGAA
AAGTCGCTTGCCGCGGCAAACGAGGTCGAGCGCCAGCGTGGCCGCGTCAT
GCTCGCTTTCAATCGACGTTTCGACCCGACGTCGCAAGCATTCCGCAACG
CGATTGACGCGGGCGATGTTGGCGAAGTGCGCCAGGTCATCATTTCGAGC
CGCGACCCGGGCATGCCTCCGCGTGACTATGTCGAGCACTCGGGCGGCAT
CTTCCGCGACATGGTGATCCACGACCTGGATATGGCGCGCTGGTTGCTCG
GCGAAGAGCCCGTCGAGGTAATGGCGATGGCCAGCCGCCTCATCGACGAG
TCGCTCGAAAAACTGACCGACTTCGATACGGTGATGGTGCAGTTACGGAC
CGCGTCGGGCAAGCAATGCCATATCAACTGCTGTCGCGAAGCCGTGTACG
GCTACGACCAGCGCATGGAAGTCTCGGGTTCGAAGGGAATGCTCCTTCAA
GAGAATCTTCGACCGTCGACGATCCGGCGCTGGTCCAAGGAAGCGACCGA
CGTTCGCGAGCCGCTGCTCAACTTCTTCCTGGAGCGCTACGAGGCTGCGT
ACAAGGCGGAGCTCGAAGCCTTCGTCGATGCGCTGAACACGAACTCGCCG
CTGCCGACGTCCGTGCAGGACGGTCTGAAGGCGTTGCGCCTCGCGGATGC
GGCACTCGAGTCCGCGCTGTCGGGCAAAGCCGTCAAGGTGTAA

The 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase gene that can be utilized for the purposes of the present invention may have any of the mutations that can occur in nature or artificially introduced mutations and modifications. For example, excess codons (redundancy) are known to be present in various codons encoding specific amino acids. Alternative codons that will ultimately be translated into the same amino acid may therefore be utilized in the present invention as well. In other words, since the gene code degenerates, multiple codons can be used to code a certain specific amino acid. An amino acid sequence therefore can be encoded by similar DNA oligonucleotides of any one set. Only one member of this set is the same as the gene sequence of the native enzyme, but DNA capable of hybridizing with the native sequence under stringent despite mismatched DNA oligonucleotides and encoding the native sequence can be identified and isolated, and such genes can also be utilized in the present invention. Furthermore, in this specification, the term stringent conditions means maintaining at a constant temperature of 65° C. for 8-16 hours together with a probe in a solution containing 6×SSC (composition of 1×SSC: 0.15 M sodium chloride, 0.015 M sodium citrate, pH 7.0), 0.5% SDS, 5×Denhardt's solution, and 100 mg/mL of herring sperm DNA, hybridizing, and then washing, for example, by 2×SSC and 0.1% SDS at 68° C., as descried in Molecular Cloning—A Laboratory Manual, 2nd edition (Sambrook et al., 1989).

As mentioned above, three inositol dehydrogenases (IDH) presenting amino acid sequence identity of 58% or greater with the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase discovered by the inventors existed. The inventors were also the first to clarify that these three IDH also present previously unreported 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity. The inventors also discovered highly conserved amino acid sequences in the eight regions mentioned above by aligning the amino acid sequence of the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase discovered by the inventors and the amino acid sequences of these three IDH. Those skilled in the art will therefore appreciate that genes encoding a protein presenting the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity of the present invention can be isolated easily by using as a probe DNA complementary to the full length or part of the nucleotides encoding the amino acid sequence of any of these eight regions. In other words, typically DNA comprising the full length or part, for example, 15, 18, or 20 consecutive bases, of a sequence complementary to any of the following eight nucleotide sequences is preferred for use as a probe to search for genes of the present invention.


[Chemical formula 8]
Partial sequence 1:
(SEQ ID NO: 9)
cgaatcgccgtactcggtgccggccgcattggt
Partial sequence 2:
(SEQ ID NO: 11)
gatgcggtcgtcatcggcacgccgacggacacgcacatc
Partial sequence 3:
(SEQ ID NO: 13)
ggcaaggctgttctgtgtgagaagcccatcgacctcgac
Partial sequence 4:
(SEQ ID NO: 15)
gtcatgctcgctttcaatcgacgtttcgacccg
Partial sequence 5:
(SEQ ID NO: 17)
cactcgggcggcatcttccgcgacatg
Partial sequence 6:
(SEQ ID NO: 19)
gcgcgctggttgctcggcgaagagcccgtc
Partial sequence 7:
(SEQ ID NO: 21)
gacttcgatacggtgatggtgcagttacggaccgcgtcgggcaagcaatg
ccatatcaactgctgtcgc
Partial sequence 8:
(SEQ ID NO: 23)
gccgtgtacggctacgaccagcgc

In addition, since virtually all organisms are known to use subsets of specific codons (optimal codons) preferentially (Gene, Vol. 105, pp. 61-72, 1991, and the like), “codon optimization” in accordance with the host microorganism can also be useful in the present invention. Therefore, the gene of the present invention may have a nucleotide sequence encoding a protein having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity that is a nucleotide sequence in which one or several nucleotides have been deleted, substituted, and/or added in the nucleotide sequence represented by SEQ ID NO: 1.

4. Method for Producing 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose Reductase

The 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase and protein having 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity of the present invention can be produced easily by utilizing recombinant DNA technology. Typically, genes encoding these enzyme proteins are introduced into a host cell as an expression cassette. The protein can then be expressed stably inside the transformed host cell (also referred to hereinafter as “transformant”).

In this specification, an expression cassette means a nucleotide containing a base sequence for regulating transcription and translation bonded functionally to a nucleic acid to be expressed or a gene to be expressed. Typically, an expression vector of the present invention contains a promoter sequence 5′ upstream from the coding sequence, a terminator sequence 3′ downstream, and sometimes also a normal regulatory element in a functionally linked state. In such cases, the nucleic acid to be expressed or the gene to be expressed is “introduced expressibly” into the host cell.

A promoter, whether a structural promoter or a regulator promoter, is defined as a DNA sequence that bonds RNA polymerase to DNA and initiates RNA synthesis. A strong promoter is a promoter that initiates mRNA synthesis at high frequency and can also be used suitably in the present invention. The lac system, trp system, TAC or TRC system, main operator and promoter regions of phage lambda, control region for fd coat protein, promoters for glycolytic enzymes (for example, 3-phosphoglycerate kinase, glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase), glutamate decarboxylase A, and serine hydroxymethyl transferase, and the like can be utilized in accordance with the properties and the like of the host cells. In addition to promoter and terminator sequences, examples of other regulatory elements include selection markers, amplification signals, replication points, and the like. Suitable regulatory sequences are described, for example in “Gene Expression Technology: Methods in Enzymology 185,” Academic Press (1990).

The expression cassette explained above is incorporated into a vector comprising a plasmid, phage, transposon, IS element, phasmid, cosmid, or linear or cyclic DNA, or the like (that is, a recombinant vector) and inserted into a host cell. Plasmids and phages are preferred. These vectors may be autonomously replicated or replicated by chromosomes in the host cells. Suitable plasmids include pLG338, pACYC184, pBR322, pUC18, pUC19, pKC30, pRep4, pHS1, pKK223-3, pDHE19.2, pHS2, pPLc236, pMBL24, pLG200, pUR290, pIN-III113-B1, λgt11, or pBdCI from E. coli; pUB110, pC194, or pBD214 from Bacillus; pSA77 or pAJ667 from the genus Corynebacterium, and the like. Plasmids and the like that can be used other than these are described in “Cloning Vectors,” Elsevier, 1985. The expression cassette can be introduced into the vector by common methods, including cutting by suitable restriction enzymes, cloning, and ligation.

Methods such as coprecipitation, protoplast fusion, electroporation, retrovirus transfection, and other such common cloning methods and transfection methods, for example, can be used as methods that can be applied to introduce the vector into the host cells and transform them after having constructed a recombinant vector having an expression cassette of the present invention as described above. These examples are described in “Current Protocols in Molecular Biology,” F. Ausubel et al., Publ. Wiley Interscience, New York, 1997 or Sambrook et al., “Molecular Cloning—A Laboratory Manual,” 2nd edition, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., 1989.

Examples of the host cells of the present invention include prokaryotic bacteria, yeasts of the genus Saccharomyces, genus Pichia, and the like, insect cells such as SF9 and the like, and animal cells such as CHO, COS7, and the like. Preferred hosts are bacteria of the genera Escherichia, Pseudomonas, Bacillus, Geobacillus, Methanomonas, Methylobacillus, Methylophilius, Protaminobacter, Methylococcus, Corynebacterium, Brevibacterium, Salmonella, and Listeria. E. coli, Bacillus bacteria, Corynebacterium bacteria, and Salmonella bacteria, the use of which has been established in industrial fermentation production, is more preferred. E. coli is an example of an especially preferred host microorganism of the present invention because it has the ability to grow rapidly and fermentation control is easy.

The transformed microorganisms obtained in this way are cultured under conditions suited to the growth of the transformed microorganisms to produce the enzyme protein of the present invention. Suitable medium compositions, culture conditions, and culture time for transformants derived from various types of host microbial cells are known to those skilled in the art. The medium may be a natural, semisynthetic, or synthetic medium containing one or more carbon sources, nitrogen sources, inorganic salts, vitamins, and sometimes trace elements, vitamins, or other such trace components. However, it goes without saying that the medium used must properly satisfy the nutrient requirements of the transformed microorganisms to be cultured. When the transformed microorganisms express useful additional traits, for example, resistance markers to antibiotics, the medium may contain the corresponding antibiotic. This reduces the risk of contamination by unwanted bacteria during fermentation. Furthermore, with respect to additional traits, the enzyme and protein of the present invention can also be produced by transformants as fusion proteins with another protein and a tag, for example, glutathione S transferase, protein A, a hexahistidine tag, FLAG tag, and the like to facilitate subsequent purification. The fusion protein produced can be cut using a suitable protease, for example, thrombin or the like.

Culture may be by batch or continuous. In either case, the medium may be replenished with additional carbon source and the like at appropriate times during culture. Culture should also be continued while maintaining a suitable temperature, oxygen concentration, pH, and the like. A suitable temperature for the culture of transformants derived from common microbial host cells is usually in a range of 15-45° C., preferably 25-37° C. When the host microorganisms are aerobic, shaking (flask culture, etc.) or stirring/ventilation (jar fermenter culture, etc.) is necessary to assure an appropriate oxygen concentration during fermentation. These culture conditions can be established easily by those skilled in the art.

Next, a protein having the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity of the present invention is purified from the culture obtained by culturing for a suitable length of time under conditions suited to the production of the enzyme protein of the present invention. In short, the protein may be purified from the cultured cells when the protein is accumulated inside the cells of the transformed microorganism; the protein may be purified from the culture supernatant when the protein is released outside the cells of the transformed microorganisms. Several purification methods can be utilized. For example, the enzyme protein of the present invention can be purified from a dissolved cell solution or extract or the culture supernatant through the use of salt fractionation, ion-exchange chromatography, size-exclusion chromatography, hydroxyapatite-adsorption chromatography, and hydrophobic interaction chromatography, individually or in various combinations.

As a concrete example relating to the purification of the enzyme protein of the present invention, the cultured cells are sonicated, and ammonium sulfate is added to the supernatant to produce a 30% saturated ammonium sulfate solution. The supernatant of this 30% saturated ammonium sulfate solution is subjected to hydrophobic chromatography, and the active fraction is eluted by an ammonium sulfate concentration gradient. Next, after dialyzing the active fraction, it is subjected to anion-exchange chromatography, and the active fraction is eluted by NaCl concentration gradient. Finally, it can be purified by gel filtration chromatography.

5. Method for Producing (−)-vibo-quercitol

(−)-Vibo-quercitol can be produced very easily and efficiently by utilizing a protein having the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity of the present invention. In other words, of course the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 discovered by the inventors can be utilized, as can proteins shown by SEQ ID NOS: 4, 6, and 8 previously known to present only inositol dehydrogenase activity but clarified for the first time by the inventors to have 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity be utilized in the method for producing (−)-vibo-quercitol. Furthermore, the respective coding regions of these genes are as follows.


[Chemical formula 9]
(SEQ ID NO: 3)
atgactcgcattgcagttctcggagcaggccgtatcggaaagattcacgc
agcgaacgttgcatcgaactcggacgcgaagctcgtcgtggttgcagacc
cgttcgaaggcgcagccaactctttggcggagaagctcggttgcgaagcg
tccaccgactgtctctctgttatcgagagggacgacgtcgatgctgtcgt
cattggcacgccgaccgatacccacatccagttcatgcttcatgcggttt
caaaagggaaggcagttctctgcgagaaacccatcgacctggatatgaaa
aagtcgctcgcggcagccaaggaggtcgaacggcacgatggacgcgtgat
gctggcattcaatcgtcgattcgacccgacgtcgcaggccttccggaaag
ccatcgatgatggggaagtcggtgatgtccgacaggttgtcattaccagt
cgcgaccccggtatgcccccgcgagagtatgtgacgcactccggcggcat
cttccgcgacatggttattcacgaccttgacctcgcacgatggtttcttg
gagaagagcccattgaagtgatggccactggtagccggctcgtggaacca
agcctcgcggaagttccggacttcgatacggtcatgctgcaactgcgtac
cgaaagcggaaagcaatgccacatcaattgctgtcgcgaggccgtctacg
gttacgaccaacgcctcgaagtgttcggctcccgcggcatgctccttcag
gaaaatctgcgaccctccacgattcgccgctggagcgcgagtgcaaccga
tgcccgtgagccgctccttaacttttcctggagcgctatgaagcggcata
taagacggagctcaccgcctttgtagaggcattgcgaacgaacactacgt
tcccgacttctgttgcggacgggcttaaagcgttgcggcttgctgactgc
gctcttgaatctgcgatgtcgtgtaggtcagttaaagtctaa;
(SEQ ID NO: 5)
atgaaaattgccgtacttggcgcaggccgcattggcaacgtccacgcaat
gaatgttgcaagcaaccccaatgttgaactggtcgcgattgctgatcctt
tcatcgacaacgctatcaaactgacggagaaatatggtggcaaggccgtg
aaagagccgatggagttgattgagagcaatgcggtggatgccgtgatcat
tgcgacacctaccgatacgcatgttgatctgatgttgagtgcagcccgca
atggtaaagcggtactgtgtgaaaaaccggtagaccttaacctggaacgt
gccgaagtcgcctgcgcagagcttaagcaatgcgatgttcccgtcatgat
tgcctttaaccgccgctttgatcccagcgcagctgaaatgcacagcgcca
ttgcgaaaggtgaagtgggcgaactgcatcaaatcatgatttccagccgt
gacccgggctttgcctccatggactatctgcgtcactctggcggcatctt
ccgggacatgacgattcatgattttgacatggcgcgctggttactcggtg
aagagcctgtgcaggtatttgcctctgccagccgtatgctggagccggca
ttagaaccgttgaatgatttcgataccgtgatggttcagatgatcactaa
atcgggtaagcaatgccacatcaactgtagtcgtcaagccgtctatggac
atgaccaacgcattgaagcttatggttctgcagggatgttactcaatgac
aatcttcgcccatccactctgcgtcgtttcaataaatcggcaaccgatgc
tcgcgttccattagtccacttcttcctcgaacgctatgcggatgcctacc
ggatggaactggaagccttcatttccgcggttaagcatgcgaagcccgtt
cctgttaccccttatgatggatatatggcgctgaagctcgccgactgtgc
gaacaatcggctgaaactggtttacctgtgcagctttaa;
and
(SEQ ID NO: 7)
atgctacgtattgccgttctaggtgcggggcgcatcgccaagatccacgc
cgccaacgtcgctgcccatcccaacgccacgctggtgctggtggccgacc
cctggcgcgaaggcgtcgatgccctgagcacgcagttgggatgtgaagca
gcatacgactgcgccgccgtgctgaaccgcaaggacatcgacgcagtggt
gatcggcacgcccaccgacacccatatcgacctgttgctggccgccgtgg
cccagggcaaggcggtactctgtgaaaagcccatcgacctggatatcgcc
aaggcgcgcagcgcagcacaaaccgtggagcgtcagggcggcaaggtgat
gcttggcttcaaccgccgtttcgacccggacatgctgcggctgcgccagg
ccttggacgccggccagatcggcgcagtgcgccaggtgatcattaccagc
cgcgaccccggcctggctccgcgcgagtatctggaacattccggtggcat
cctgcgcgatatgactatccacgacttcgacactgcccggcacttgctgg
gtgaagagccggtgcaagtcagcgccttcgccagccgcctggtagacccg
agcctggaacagattgacgactacgacagcgtgatggtcctgctgcgcac
cgcctcgggcaagcaatgccatatcaactgctgccgccaggcggtgtatg
gctacgatcaacgtgtagaagtctccggcgccagcggcgtactgctcacc
gataaccacaggcccagtaccttgcgacactggagtgctgaacacactga
agcactggagccgttgcagcactttttccttgagcgctatgcggatgcct
atcgtaatgagttgatgcagtttgtcgatgcgctgaatgaggggcgtgag
ttgcccaccggcatgcgtgatgggctgtatgccttgcacctggctgactg
tgcgttggagtcggttaagacggggcgcagcgtggccgtttgttatgacc
ggtag

The enzymatic reaction of the present invention may be carried out in buffer having a pH within a range of about 5.0-10.0, which is the pH at which the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase of the present invention presents the maximum activity. The above pH is preferably 5.5-9.5, most preferably 7.0-9.0. For example, KPB or Tris-HCl buffer adjusted to this pH range can be used. The amount of enzyme of the present invention used in the reaction can be selected as is appropriate depending on the substrate concentration, desired reaction time, and the like, but is usually 5-500 U/L.

The 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose that is the substrate of this enzymatic reaction can be obtained easily by methods described, for example, in WO2010/109916, WO10/053052, WO06/109479, and the like. This substrate can be dissolved in the desired concentration in the above buffer. 10-500 mM can be given as an example, but the concentration is not limited to this range. On the other hand, it is essential to add NADH to the reaction system as a coenzyme to carry out the reductase reaction of the present invention. The amount of NADH added may be an excess over the amount of substrate, but about 1.2-2 times the amount of substrate is usually adequate. The concentration of (−)-vibo-quercitol in the reaction solution may be monitored over time, and the reaction time set at the time when the amount produced peaks, but it is easier to observe the absorbance (for example, at a wavelength of 340 nm) of the buffer which changes as the NADH is converted into NADH+, and to set the reaction time at the time when that change no longer occurs. An example of a suitable reaction time is from 20 minutes to 120 hours; 30 minutes to 60 hours is preferred, 30 minutes to 10 hours is more preferred, and 30 minutes to 3 hours is most preferred, from the viewpoint of the stability of the enzyme. The reaction temperature may be decided in light of the maximum activity of the protein having the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity of the present invention and can typically be about 15-40° C., preferably 25-30° C.

The (−)-vibo-quercitol can be isolated very easily and at high purity from the above enzymatic reaction product. Specifically, since the protein having the 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose reductase activity of the present invention converts 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose into (−)-vibo-quercitol at an extremely high yield and diastereomer excess, the use of complicated processes such as chromatography can be avoided. For example, the (−)-vibo-quercitol can be isolated merely by concentrating the reaction solution properly after the reaction has ended and recrystallizing by adding a lower alcohol. As a concrete example, the enzymatic reaction solution is concentrated until the content of (−)-vibo-quercitol is about 20-50% (W/V), and a 0.5-2-fold quantity of ethanol is then added thereto.

Those skilled in the art to whom the above explanation has been given can implement the present invention adequately. Examples are given below for the purpose of further explanation. The present invention therefore is not limited to these examples. Furthermore, unless stated otherwise, “%” in this specification represents a mass/volume percentage (% (W/V)). In addition, nucleotide sequences are described in the direction from 5′ to 3′.

EXAMPLES

1. Screening for (−)-vibo-quercitol-utilizing Organisms

Approximately 0.1 g of soil was added to 0.85% sterilized aqueous saline and stirred thoroughly. The mixture was then allowed to stand for three hours, and the sand, plant roots, and the like sedimented. A quantity of 0.1 mL of the supernatant was applied to quercitol agar medium (composition shown in Table 1). Culture was carried out for 1-2 days at 30° C., and the organisms that grew were isolated by LB agar medium (composition shown in Table 1). Strains that formed single colonies were inoculated onto slant medium (quercitol agar medium), cultured at 30° C., and then preserved at 4° C. One hundred nine strains of soil organisms were acquired by conducting this experiment 63 times.


TABLE 1
Medium composition
Quercitol agar medium:
Equal amounts of solutions I and II below were added to make the
quercitol agar medium.
Solution I: 0.6% (NH4)2SO4, 0.04% MgSO4, 0.6% KH2PO4, and 0.2%
NaCl were adjusted to pH 7.0. Agar was added to make a final
concentration of 3%, and the medium was sterilized by autoclave.
Solution II: 0.6% racemic quercitol aqueous solution (filter
sterilized) containing basically equal amounts of (−)-vibo-quercitol and
scyllo-quercitol
LB agar medium:
1% Tryptone, 0.5% yeast extract, and 0.5% sodium chloride were
dissolved in distilled water and adjusted to pH 7.0 by NaOH. Agar was
added to make a final concentration of 1.5%, and the medium as
sterilized by autoclave.

2. Acquiring Microorganisms Having the Ability to Convert 2-deoxy-scyllo-inosose (DOI) into (−)-vibo-quercitol

The 109 strains of soil organisms acquired above were each inoculated onto 2 mL of quercitol medium (composition the same as the above agar medium with the agar removed) and cultured for 1-2 days at 30° C. Since 45 strains among them were found to grow well, the culture broth was centrifuged (15000 rpm, 10 min, 4° C.), and the cells were collected. The collected cells were suspended in 2 mL of 20 mM potassium phosphate buffer (pH 7.0) and treated five times by a sonication device (Tomy Seiko, UD-200, output: 60 W, frequency: 20 kHz) for 30 seconds. The cells were disrupted, and the supernatant was recovered by centrifugation (15000 rpm, 10 min, 4° C.). The recovered solution was taken as a crude enzyme solution and was subjected to enzymatic reaction evaluation by the following procedure.

(1) Evaluation of Enzymatic Reaction

The composition of the reaction solution was as follows. Furthermore, the amount of crude enzyme solution used was 10 μL.


TABLE 2
Reaction solution composition
Final concentration
Reagent or test solution
0.3 mM
NADH
0.1%
DOI
0.05M
KPB pH 7.0
Crude enzyme solution
Total
1 mL

In the enzymatic reaction, the amount of the coenzyme NADH converted into NAD+ was measured quantitatively by spectrophotometer. Specifically, the reaction solution composition other than DOI (990 μL) was taken by cuvette and prewarmed for approximately 5 minutes at 25° C. After adding DOI solution (10 μL) and mixing quickly, the rate of decrease in the absorbance (wavelength 340 mm) over two minutes was measured using a spectrophotometer (Shimadzu, UV-2550) regulated to 25° C. with water as the control, and the decrease in absorbance per minute was calculated. Next, each strain was evaluated by calculating the U per mL of crude enzymatic solution, defining the amount that decreases [sic; converts] 1 μmol of NADH in one minute as 1 unit (U), taking the molecular extinction coefficient of NADH at a wavelength of 340 nm to be 6.22 mM−1 cm−1. The inventors succeeded in acquiring 10 strains showing activity exceeding 0.2 U/mL (crude enzyme solution) based on these results.

(2) Evaluation of Diastereomer Excess

Next, crude enzyme solution was acquired from these ten strains in the same way as above, and the diastereomer excess in the reaction from DOI to (−)-vibo-quercitol was evaluated. Specifically, DOI conversion was carried out using a coenzyme regeneration system by formate dehydrogenase (FDH hereinafter, Roche Diagnostics Inc., product no. 244678). Table 3 shows the composition of the conversion reaction solution. The reaction solution was incubated for three hours while shaking at 30° C. After the reaction was completed, the solution was centrifuged (15,000 rpm, 15 min), and the (−)-vibo-quercitol and scyllo-quercitol were quantified by HPLC analysis (conditions shown in Table 4) of the supernatant.


TABLE 3
Reaction solution composition
Final concentration
Crude enzyme solution
0.5
U
DOI
10
mM
NADH
1
mM
Sodium formate
0.02M
FDH
0.2
U
0.2M KBP, pH 7.0
Total amount of
reaction solution 0.5 mL


TABLE 4
Conditions for analyzing quercitol by HPLC
Differential refractive index (RI) detector: Shodex RI-71 (product
name, manufactured by Showa Denko KK)
Flow rate: 1.5 mL/min
Column: Shodex KS-801(product name, manufactured by Showa Denko
KK)
Guard column: Shodex KS-G (product name, manufactured by Showa
Denko KK)
Column temperature: 70° C.
Mobile layer: degassed water

The diastereomer excess was calculated by the following formula. All ten strains achieved a high diastereomer excess of 80% or greater.

Diastereomerexcess(%d.e.)=[(-)-vibo-quercitol]-[scyllo-quercitol][(-)-vibo-quercitol]+[scyllo-quercitol]×100[Chemicalformula9]

3. Identification of Microorganisms

The genome was extracted to identify the microorganisms. After culturing by 4 mL of LB medium and collecting the cells, the cells were suspended in 0.72 mL of 0.05 M Tris-HCl (pH 8.0), and lysozyme was added. After incubating for 30 minutes at 37° C., 0.08 mL of 2 M NaCl and proteinase K and 0.08 mL of 10% SDS were added, and treatment was carried out for ten minutes at 37° C. An equal amount of Tris-saturated phenol/chloroform/isoamyl alcohol (ratio 50: 48: 2) solution was added, and centrifugation (15,000 rpm, 10 in, 4° C.) was conducted after stirring vigorously. The upper layer was transferred to a fresh tube, a two-fold volume of ethanol was added, and the supernatant was discarded by centrifugation (15,000 rpm, 10 min, 4° C.). The residue was rinsed twice by 70% ethanol and resuspended in 0.1 mL of 0.05 M Tris-HCl (pH 8.0). RNase was added, and treatment was conducted for one hour at 37° C., a quantity of 0.4 mL of 0.05 M Tris-HCl (pH 8.0) and 0.1 mL of 2 M NaCl were added, and phenol/chloroform extraction was repeated. After precipitation by ethanol, the product was rinsed twice by 70% ethanol. The genome obtained was suspended in 0.5 mL of 0.05 M Tris-HCl (pH 8.0). Using the genome obtained as a template, a partial sequence of a 16SrRNA gene was amplified by PCR, and the partial base sequence thereof was determined using an ABI PRISM (registered trademark) 310 Genetic Analyzer. Table 5 shows the amplification conditions of the 16SrRNA gene.


TABLE 5
Table 5: Amplification conditions of the 16SrRNA
gene
(1) PCR reaction solution composition and amount
added (50 μL)
DNA polymerase: KOD FX (trade name) manufactured
by TOYOBO (1 unit)
Primer (1) used: name 16SrDNA-f, sequence 5′-
agagtttgatcctggctcag-3′ (SEQ ID NO: 84)
(50 pmol)
Primer (2) used: name 16SrDNA-r, sequence 5′-
acggctaccttgttacgactt-3′ (SEQ ID NO: 85)
(50 pmol)
2x PCR buffer for KOD FX (25 μL)
2 mM dNTPs (0.4 mM each)
Genomic DNA (200 ng)
Distilled water
PCR cycle
(Denature: 98° C., 10 sec, Annealing: 55° C.,30
sec, Extension: 68° C., 90 sec) × 30 cycles
(2) 16SrRNA gene sequencing conditions
PCR reaction solution (20 μL)
BigDye (registered trademark) Terminator v3.1
Sequencing manufactured by Life Technologies
(2 μL)
BigDye (registered trademark) Terminator v1.1/
v3.1 Sequencing Buffer 5x (3 μL)
Primer (1) used: name 16SrDNA-f, sequence 5′-
agagtttgatcctggctcag-3′ (SEQ ID NO: 86)
(3.2 pmol)
Template DNA (100 ng)
Distilled water
PCR cycle
(Denature: 96° C., 10 sec, Annealing: 50° C.,
5 sec, Extension: 60° C., 240 sec) × 24 cycles

As a result of identification by the 16SrRNA gene using a BLAST search (using the 16S ribosomal RNA sequences as the database searched), of the ten strains of microorganisms previously acquired, six strains were attributed to Pseudomonas sp., one to Burkholderia sediminicola, two to Burkholderia terrae, and the last one to Burkholderia sp. The 16SrRNA genes of these strains are shown as SEQ ID NOS: 74-83 in FIG. 1. Among these strains, one strain belonging to Burkholderia terrae was named strain AKC-020, and one strain belonging to Pseudomonas sp. was named strain AKC-019.

4. Purification of DOI Reductase

Burkholderia terrae strain AKC-020 was shake cultured overnight using LB liquid medium, and the product was taken as a preculture broth. The main culture was carried out by adding 1 mL of preculture broth to 100 mL of yeast extract/tryptone/DOI medium (composition shown in Table 6). One hundred mL of medium was placed in a 500 mL Sakaguchi flask, and the main culture was carried out at a speed of 120 rpm, 30° C., for 24 hours.


TABLE 6
Composition of medium (yeast extract/tryptone/DOI medium)
0.2 g of yeast extract
0.4 g of tryptone
1 mL of 50% DOI aqueous solution*
*Dissolved in 80 mL of distilled water, adjusted to pH 7.0 by NaOH, then diluted to 99 mL. Autoclaved after adding one drop of defoaming agent, and 1 mL of filter sterilized 50% DOI aqueous solution added after cooling to room temperature.

The cells were collected from 100 mL of culture broth, resuspended in 25 mL of 0.02 M potassium phosphate buffer (KPB) (pH 7.0), and sonicated (Tomy Seiko, sonication device UD-200, output: 200 W, frequency: 20 kHz) for five minutes at intervals of 30 seconds on ice. Thirty-five mL of 30% saturated ammonium sulfate concentrated solution was produced by adding 5.4 g of ammonium sulfate and KPB to the supernatant obtained by centrifuging (15,000 rpm, 10 min, 4° C.) the sonicated solution. The supernatant obtained by centrifuging (15,000 rpm, 10 min, 4° C.) after cooling for 40 minutes on ice was taken as the ammonium sulfate precipitate fraction.

Hydrophobic chromatography was conducted next. The column used was a Toyopearl Butyl-650M (Tosoh Corp.). The size of the open column used was 2.5 cm (diameter)×6.5 cm, the column volume was approximately 30 mL, the flow rate was approximately 0.8 mL/min, the fraction size was approximately 5 mL/tube, and elution was performed by creating an ammonium sulfate concentration gradient from 30% to 0% at a flow rate of 400 mL.

Anion-exchange chromatography was carried out next after dialyzing the hydrophobic chromatography fraction by MOPS buffer. The column used was a RESOURCE Q 1 mL (GE Health Care), the flow rate was 1 mL/min, the fraction size was 1 mL/tube, and elution was performed by creating an NaCl concentration gradient from 0 M to 0.5 M at a flow rate of 20 mL using 20 mM MOPS buffer (pH 7.0). The instrument used was an AKTA purifier (GE Health Care).

Finally, gel filtration chromatography was conducted. The column used was a TSK-Gel G3000SW (column size 21.5 mmL diameter×30 cm, manufactured by Tosoh Corp.), flow rate 1 mL/min, fraction size 1 mL/tube, eluted by 0.02 M KPB (pH 7.0) containing 0.3 M NaCl. MW-Marker (trade name) manufactured by Oriental Yeast Co., Ltd. was used as a molecular weight marker. An HPLC manufactured by Shimadzu was used as the instrument used.

The protein concentration in the enzyme solution was measured by the Bradford method. Protein Assay Reagent (Bio-Rad) was used as the protein assay reagent, and bovine serum albumin (BSA) was used as the standard. B. terrae strain AKC-020 was cultured in medium containing DOI to cause it to express DOI reductase. As a result of culture, 0.3 g of cells (wet weight) was obtained in 100 mL of medium. The total activity relative to DOI was 78.7 U. Table 7 and FIG. 2 show the results of purification and results of SDS-PAGE, respectively, when DOI reductase was purified by the ammonium sulfate fractionation, Butyl-Toyopearl 650M, Resource Q, and TSK-Gel G3000SW.


TABLE 7
Purification of DOI reductase from Burkholderia
terrae strain AKC-020
Total
Fluid
Degree of
Purification
activity
Protein
volume
Recovery
purification
sample
(U)
(mg)
(mL)
rate (%)
(-fold)
Crude enzyme
78.7
37.6
25
100.0
1.0
solution
Ammonium
74.7
18.55
35
95.0
1.9
sulfate
precipitate
fraction
Butyl-
15.8
0.40
5
20.1
18.9
Toyopearl
650M
Resoure Q
11.2
0.24
1
14.2
22.3
Gel
3.6
0.07
3
4.5
24.6
filtration

The retention time of the purified enzyme was 76.66 minutes based on the results of gel filtration chromatography using a TSK-Gel G3000SW column. The retention times of the MW-Marker (equine myocardial cytochrome c (molecular weight 12,400)), yeast myokinase (molecular weight 32,000), yeast enolase (molecular weight 67,000), porcine myocardial lactate dehydrogenase (molecular weight 142,000), and yeast glutamate dehydrogenase (molecular weight 290,000) under the same HPLC conditions were 105.44, 94.89, 86.40, 76.70, and 65.01 minutes, respectively. Therefore, the purified enzyme in aqueous solution was identified to have a molecular mass of approximately 130 kDa. On the other hand, this enzyme was assumed to be a homotetramer since the molecular mass of the monomer was approximately 36 kDa by SDS-PAGE (FIG. 2).

5. Properties of Purified DOI Reductase

(1) Optimum pH

The reduction of DOI was measured by assaying the amount of coenzyme NADH converted into NAD+ by spectrophotometer. A quantity of 10 μL of enzyme solution was added to 980 μL of 0.1 M buffer of each pH containing 0.3 μmol of NADH and prewarmed for five minutes at 25° C. A quantity of 10 μL of 0.1 M DOI was added and mixed immediately. The rate of decrease in the absorbance (wavelength 340 nm) over two minutes was measured by spectrophotometer, and the activity was compared at each pH. FIG. 3 shows the results.

(2) Substrate Specificity

The substrate specificity of DOI when moving in the opposite direction from the reduction reaction was measured by assaying the amount of coenzyme NAD+ converted into NADH by spectrophotometer. A quantity of 10 μL of enzyme solution was added to 980 μL of 0.1 M buffer containing 1.0 μmol of NAD+ and prewarmed for five minutes at 25° C. A quantity of 10 μL of each 0.1 M substrate was added and mixed immediately. The rate of increase in the absorbance (wavelength 340 nm) over two minutes was measured by spectrophotometer, and the activity by each substrate was compared. The amount that converts 1 μmol of NADH in one minute was defined as 1 unit (U), taking the molecular extinction coefficient of NADH at a wavelength of 340 nm to be 6.22 mM−1 cm−1. The results are shown in Table 8. In the table, N.D. means that no reaction could be detected.


TABLE 8
Substrate specificity (oxidation reaction)
U/mg
Substrate (5 mM)
pH 8.0
pH 9.0
Myo-inositol
3.21
5.71
(−)-vibo-quercitol
8.21
13.93
D-glucose
N.D.
N.D.
D-xylose
N.D.
N.D.
Cyclohexanol
N.D.
N.D.
Sorbitol
N.D.
N.D.
Trans-1,2-cyclohexanediol
N.D.
N.D.
1,3-Cyclohexanediol
N.D.
N.D.
1,2,3-Cyclohexanetriol
N.D.
N.D.
(cis-, trans-mixture)
2-Propanol (0.1M)
N.D.
N.D.
1,2-Propanediol (0.1M)
N.D.
N.D.

(3) Km Value and Vmax

The enzymatic activity was measured by assaying the amount of coenzyme NADH or NAD+ changed by spectrophotometer. The amount that converts 1 μmol of NADH in one minute was defined as 1 unit (U), taking the molecular extinction coefficient of NADH at a wavelength of 340 nm to be 6.22 mM−1 cm−1. The protein concentration of the enzyme solution was also measured by the Bradford method. The activity was measured at substrate concentrations of 0.02, 0.04, 0.06, 0.08, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 1.0, and 2.0 mM, and the Km value and Vmax relative to NADH were calculated. The activity was also measured at coenzyme concentrations of 0.04, 0.06, 0.08, 0.1, and 0.2 mM, and the Km value relative to NADH was calculated. The activity was also measured at quercitol concentrations of 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0 mM, and the Km value and Vmax relative to quercitol were calculated. Similarly, the activity was measured at NAD+ concentrations from 0.02 mM to 0.04, 0.06, 0.1, 0.2, and 0.3 mM, and the Km value relative to NAD+ was calculated. The results are shown in Table 9.


TABLE 9
Dynamic parameters
Km and Vmax to DOI
0.41 mM, 116.28 U/mg
Km to NADH
0.04 mM (0.1M Tris-HCl, pH 8.0)
Km and Vmax to (−)-vibo-quercitol
1.60 mM, 16.45 U/mg
Km to NAD+
0.11 mM (0.1M Gly-NaOH, pH 9.0)

6. Cloning the DOI Reductase Gene (DOIR Gene)

Amino acid sequences of known enzymes reported in the literature to have inositol dehydrogenase (IDH) activity were acquired from a database. A total of eight degenerate primer design regions were selected from regions having high homology with these amino acid sequences and the N-terminal amino acid sequence and internal amino acid sequence of DOIR. Table 10 and FIG. 4 show the alignments and degenerate primer sequences produced. Table 11 and FIG. 5 show the PCR conditions.

To explain in greater detail, a first PCR (gradient PCR having an annealing temperature condition in the 45-60° C. range) was conducted using the degenerate primers designed as described above with genomic DNA extracted from B. terrae strain AKC-020 as the template. As a result of conducting PCR by various primer combinations, amplification of an approximately 900 bp band was able to be confirmed at an annealing temperature of about 60° C. by a DOIRdgF1/DOIRdgR8 primer set ((1) and (17) in Table 10 and FIG. 4). Using this amplified fragment as a template, the amplified fragment was refined by a second PCR (nested PCR) using internal region primers. As a result, an approximately 700 bp fragment was amplified in the DOIRdgF1/DOIRdgR7Q primer set ((1) and (15) in Table 10 and FIG. 4), and the amino acid sequence encoding this base sequence was shown to have homology of about 34-53% with known IDH amino acid sequences.

Primers ((18)-(23)) were therefore produced based on the sequence information of the partial fragments of the DOIR gene acquired, and TAIL-PCR (thermal asymmetric interlaced PCR) was conducted (these primers are also shown in Table 10). Furthermore, PCR products containing the sequences of the downstream region and upstream region, respectively, were obtained by TAIL-PCR using (18)-(20) as forward primers and (25) as a reverse primer to clone the downstream region and by TAIL-PCR using (31) as a forward primer and (21)-(23) as reverse primers. An approximately 3.0 kb base sequence containing an ORF of DOIR could be conjectured from the base sequence information thereof. Primers ((32) and (33) in Table 10 and FIG. 4) were produced using the sequence of positions approximately 150 bp upstream and approximately 70 bp downstream of the DOIR gene ORF, and an approximately 1.2 kb region containing the total ORF length of the DOIR gene was amplified. This amplified fragment was purified, and the DOIR gene sequence was finalized by direct sequencing.


TABLE 10
Table 10: Summary of primers used
No.
Name
Sequence (5′-3′)
Other
Degenerate primers
(1)
DIORdgnF1
ATGATHMGNATHGCNGT (SEQ ID NO: 25)
Fragment
acquired by 1st
and 2nd PCR
(2)
DIORdgnF2
GGNGCNGGNMGNATHGG (SEQ ID NO: 26)
(3)
DIORdgnF3T
GTNGCNGTNACNGA (SEQ ID NO: 27)
(4)
DIORdgnF3A
GTNGCNGTNGCNGA (SEQ ID NO: 28)
(5)
DIORdgnF4I
TTYTGYGARAARCCNAT (SEQ ID NO: 29)
(6)
DIORdgnF4L
TTYTGYGARAARCCNYT (SEQ ID NO: 30)
(7)
DIORdgnF5QN
CARGTNGGNTTYAAYMG (SEQ ID NO: 31)
(8)
DIORdgnF5QM
CARGTNGGNTTYATGMG (SEQ ID NO: 32)
(9)
DIORdgnF5MN
ATGGTNGGNTTYAAYMG (SEQ ID NO: 33)
(10)
DIORdgnF5MM
ATGGTNGGNTTYATGMG (SEQ ID NO: 34)
(11)
DIORdgnR6FM
CATRTCRAARTCRTGDAT (SEQ ID NO: 35)
(12)
DIORdgnR6FV
ACRTCRAARTCRTGDAT (SEQ ID NO: 36)
(13)
DIORdgnR6IM
CATRTCDATRTCRTGDAT (SEQ ID NO: 37)
(14)
DIORdgnR6IV
ACRTCDATRTCRTGDAT (SEQ ID NO: 38)
(15)
DIORdgnR7Q
DKYTGRTCRTANCCRTA (SEQ ID NO: 39)
Fragment
acquired by 2nd
PCR
(16)
DIORdgnR7V
CKNACRTCRTANCCRTA (SEQ ID NO: 40)
(17)
DIORdgnR8
GCRTCNACRAANGCYTC (SEQ ID NO: 41)
Fragment
acquired by 1st
PCR
TAIL-PCR gene specific primers
(18)
DOIRtailF1
TCGACATGGAAAAGTCGCTTGC (SEQ ID NO:
42)
(19)
DOIRtailF2
TGCCTCCGCGTGACTATGT (SEQ ID NO: 43)
(20)
DOIRtailF3
TGACCGACTTCGATACGGTGAT (SEQ ID NO:
44)
(21)
DOIRtailR1
TCAATCGCGTTGCGGAATGC (SEQ ID NO: 45)
(22)
DOIRtailF2
TTCTCACACAGAACAGCCTTGC (SEQ ID NO:
46)
(23)
DOIRtailR3
TAGCCAACGATTTTGCTGCACT (SEQ ID NO:
47)
TAIL-PCR advanced primers
(24)
TAIL-AD1
NTCGASTWTSGWGTT (SEQ ID NO: 48)
(25)
TAIL-AD2
NGTCGASWGANAWGAA (SEQ ID NO: 49)
Acquisition of
downstream
region
(26)
TAIL-AD3
WGTGNAGWANCANAGA (SEQ ID NO: 50)
(27)
TAIL-AD4
WGCNAGTNAGWANAAG (SEQ ID NO: 51)
(28)
TAIL-AD5
AWGCANGNCWGANATA (SEQ ID NO: 52)
(29)
TAIL-AD6
GTNCGASWCANAWGTT (SEQ ID NO: 53)
(30)
TAIL-AD7
AGWGNAGWANCAWAGG (SEQ ID NO: 54)
(31)
TAIL-AD8
GTCGASWGANAWGAAN (SEQ ID NO: 55)
Acquisition of
upstream
region
Primers for acquisition of DOIR full-length sequence
(32)
DOIRtopF2
tacggcgtggaactcatc (SEQ ID NO: 56)
(33)
DOIRbotR2
tgagtgataccaagacatgcc (SEQ ID NO:
57)
Primers for constructing DOIR expression construct
(34)
DOIRexF1Bam
agaggatccaATGATTCGAATCGCCGTACT (SEQ
Added at BamHI
ID NO: 58)
site
(35)
DOIRexR1Hind
agagaagcttCACCTTGACGGCTTTGC (SEQ ID
Added at
NO:59)
HindIII site
Definition of nucleotides: R: G or A, Y: T or C, M: A or C, K: G or T, S: G or C, W: A or T, H: not G, D: not C, N: any


TABLE 11
PCR combinations by degenerate primers
Final concentration
Composition
100
ng
Genomic DNA (3-fold diluted PCR sample of 10)
2
mM
Forward primer
2
mM
Reverse primer
1x
KOD Fx Neo Buffer
4
mM
dNTP
1
U
KOD Fx Neo
Up to 0.05 mL with distilled water

7. Homology of DOIR Gene and Known Genes

The DOIR gene had a total length of 990 bp and an ORF comprising 330 amino acid residues (SEQ ID NOS: 1 and 2). The molecular weight estimated from the amino acid sequence was 36195.12, and the amino acid sequence contained an N-terminal “MIRIAVLGAGRI” (SEQ ID NO: 66) and internal amino acid sequence “AELEAFVDALNTN” (SEQ ID NO: 67) obtained from sequence analysis of the purified enzyme. The DOIR amino acid sequence was understood to be an example having homology of approximately 80% with inositol 2-dehydrogenase (IDH) from certain types of microorganisms as a result of a BLAST homology search (using UniProtKB/SwissProt as the database searched). However, the majority of these known sequences are classified as IDH based on the homology of the amino acid sequence; only those shown in Table 12 are actually reported to have IDH activity.


TABLE 12
Homology of amino acid sequences of DOIR and
inositol dehydrogenases
UniProtKB
Enzyme
Accession
Identity
name
Strain
no.
(%)
IdhA
Sinorhizobium melilot
068965
49.5
Galbraith M. P.
1021
et al.
IdhA
Sinorhizobium fredii
Q9EZV8
48.9
Guoqiao J. et
USDA191
al.
IolG
Lactobacillus casei
A5YBJ7
24.3
Yebra M. J. et
BL23
al.
IolG
Bacillus subtilis
P26935
24.0
Fujita Y. et
168
al.

8. Construction of an Expression Vector pETduet-DOIR

A DOIR expression vector pETduet-DOIR was constructed for the expression of DOIR in a heterologous host by E. coli (FIG. 7). The DOIR gene of strain AKC-020 was amplified using primers (34) and (35), and pETDuet-1 (Merck) was cloned into the respective restriction enzyme-recognition sites using the restriction enzymes BamHI and HindIII (see Table 10 above). pETduet-DOIR was transformed into E. coli BL21 (DE3).

As a result of conducting a BLAST search as described above, multiple inositol 2-dehydrogenases showing homology with the DOIR of strain AKCO-020 were judged to exist. These inositol 2-dehydrogenase genes were therefore synthesized and expressed by the same method as the DOIR gene above to investigate whether these inositol 2-dehydrogenases catalyze DOI reduction. Specifically, six inositol dehydrogenases showing homology of approximately 80%, 70%, 60%, 50%, 40%, and 30% by a BLASTP search with the amino acid sequence of DOIR (using GenBank, PDB, and SwissProt as the databases searched) were selected (see Table 13).


TABLE 13
Inositol dehydrogenases the activity of which was measured
No. of
Homology
Enzyme
amino
Molecular
Accession
with
name
acids
weight
(protein)
Strain
DOIR (%)
BH-IolG
330
36,308.11
EDS70356.1
Burkholderia sp.
79
SJ98
Pa-Idh
329
36,160.26
AD072508.1
Pantoea sp. At-9b
58
Ps-Idh
334
36,618.38
EIK69154.1
Pseudomonas
68
synxantha BG33R
Sf-Idh
329
34,648.16
AAG44816.1
Sinorhizobium
50
Bs-IolX
342
37,482.98
CAB12924.1
Bacillus subtilis
36
subsp. Subtilis
str. 168
Bs-IolW
359
40,226.62
CAB15358
Bacillus subtilis
27
subsp. Subtilis
str. 168

In the start codon of Bs-iolX, ATF was changed for GTG when synthesizing the genes shown in Table 13. Furthermore, inositol dehydrogenase (Sf-Idh) from Sinorhizobium fredii USDA191 is an enzyme that oxidizes myo-inositol, and iolX (Bs-IolX) from Bacillus subtilis 168 is reported to encode an enzyme showing activity on scyllo-inositol. In addition, iolW (Bs-IolW) is said to be an NADPH-dependent inositol dehydrogenase. These six genes were introduced into an expression vector Pet21B(+) (Merck), and expressed by E. coli BL21 (DE3). Table 14 shows their respective activities relative to the culture broth.


TABLE 14
DOI reducing activity of various inositol dehydrogenases/DOIR
Host
Vector
U/Ml culture
E. coli BL21
PETDuet-DOIR
11.2
(DE3)
pET21b-Bh-IolG
11.7
pET21b-Pa-Idh
8.4
pET21b-Ps-Idh
9.8
pET21b-Sf-Idh
0.45
pET21b-BS-IolX
0.13
pET21b-BS-IolW
0.69) (using NADPH as coenzyme)
pET21b(+)
ND
ND: Below detection limit

The expression of recombinant proteins of DOIR and Bh-IolG, Pa-Idh, Ps-Idh, and Sf-Idh was confirmed by SDS-PAGE. When the expression levels were compared based on the bands in the gel using an ImageJ 1.46, the expression levels of Bh-IolG, Pa-Idh, Ps-Idh, and Sf-Idh relative to DOIR were 0.61, 0.99, 1.25, and 0.97 times (FIG. 12). These presented activity on DOI (Table 14).

Table 15 shows the DOI conversion rates and diastereomer excesses of the products. DOIR and Bh-IolG, Pa-Idh, and Ps-Idh converted DOI to (−)-vibo-quercitol at a diastereomer excess of 89% d.e. or greater.

Bs-IolX converted DOI to scyllo-quercitol at a diastereomer excess of 99%. Sf-Idh presented weak reduction of DOI relative to the culture broth. An excess of sonicated cell solution was added, but the product quercitol could not be detected.


TABLE 15
Conversion to quercitol (from recombinant E. coli)
(−)-Vibo-
Diastereomer
Enzyme
quercitol
Remaining DOI
Conversion
excess
name
(mM)
(mM)
rate
(% d.e.)
DOIR
9.9
N.D.
≥99%
89.0
Bh-IolG
9.9
N.D.
≥99%
90.3
Pa-Idh
9.9
N.D.
≥99%
89.1
Ps-Idh
9.9
N.D.
≥99%
90.8
Sf-Idh
N.D.
9.9
BS-IolX
 9.6*
0.4
  96%
≥99%
BS-IolW
N.D.
9.9
*(however, converted into scyllo-quercitol.)
ND: below detection limit

INDUSTRIAL APPLICABILITY

The present invention can be utilized in the industrial fermentation production of (−)-vibo-quercitol very simply, efficiently, and at high purity.

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Met Ile Arg Ile Ala Val Leu Gly Ala Gly Arg Ile Gly Arg Ile His

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Asp Pro Val Glu Ser Ala Ala Lys Ser Leu Ala Thr Arg Leu Gly Cys

35 40 45

Glu Ala Ser Thr Asp Pro Ala Gly Val Leu Glu Arg Lys Asp Ile Asp

50 55 60

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Asp Met Ala Arg Trp Leu Leu Gly Glu Glu Pro Val Glu Val Met Ala

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Asp Thr Val Met Val Gln Leu Arg Thr Ala Ser Gly Lys Gln Cys His

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Val Ser Gly Ser Lys Gly Met Leu Leu Gln Glu Asn Leu Arg Pro Ser

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Val Gln Asp Gly Leu Lys Ala Leu Arg Leu Ala Asp Ala Ala Leu Glu

305 310 315 320

Ser Ala Leu Ser Gly Lys Ala Val Lys Val

325 330

<210> SEQ ID NO: 3

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<221> NAME/KEY: CDS

<222> LOCATION: (1)..(993)

<400> SEQENCE: 3

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Met Thr Arg Ile Ala Val Leu Gly Ala Gly Arg Ile Gly Lys Ile His

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Ala Ala Asn Val Ala Ser Asn Ser Asp Ala Lys Leu Val Val Val Ala

20 25 30

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Asp Pro Phe Glu Gly Ala Ala Asn Ser Leu Ala Glu Lys Leu Gly Cys

35 40 45

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Glu Ala Ser Thr Asp Cys Leu Ser Val Ile Glu Arg Asp Asp Val Asp

50 55 60

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Ala Val Val Ile Gly Thr Pro Thr Asp Thr His Ile Gln Phe Met Leu

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His Ala Val Ser Lys Gly Lys Ala Val Leu Cys Glu Lys Pro Ile Asp

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Val Thr His Ser Gly Gly Ile Phe Arg Asp Met Val Ile His Asp Leu

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Val Phe Gly Ser Arg Gly Met Leu Leu Gln Glu Asn Leu Arg Pro Ser

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Thr Ile Arg Arg Trp Ser Ala Ser Ala Thr Asp Ala Arg Glu Pro Leu

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Ser Ala Met Ser Cys Arg Ser Val Lys Val

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1 5 10 15

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20 25 30

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35 40 45

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50 55 60

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65 70 75 80

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100 105 110

Asp Gly Arg Val Met Leu Ala Phe Asn Arg Arg Phe Asp Pro Thr Ser

115 120 125

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130 135 140

Gln Val Val Ile Thr Ser Arg Asp Pro Gly Met Pro Pro Arg Glu Tyr

145 150 155 160

Val Thr His Ser Gly Gly Ile Phe Arg Asp Met Val Ile His Asp Leu

165 170 175

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180 185 190

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195 200 205

Asp Thr Val Met Leu Gln Leu Arg Thr Glu Ser Gly Lys Gln Cys His

210 215 220

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225 230 235 240

Val Phe Gly Ser Arg Gly Met Leu Leu Gln Glu Asn Leu Arg Pro Ser

245 250 255

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260 265 270

Leu Asn Phe Phe Leu Glu Arg Tyr Glu Ala Ala Tyr Lys Thr Glu Leu

275 280 285

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290 295 300

Val Ala Asp Gly Leu Lys Ala Leu Arg Leu Ala Asp Cys Ala Leu Glu

305 310 315 320

Ser Ala Met Ser Cys Arg Ser Val Lys Val

325 330

<210> SEQ ID NO: 5

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<221> NAME/KEY: CDS

<222> LOCATION: (1)..(990)

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Met Lys Ile Ala Val Leu Gly Ala Gly Arg Ile Gly Asn Val His Ala

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Met Asn Val Ala Ser Asn Pro Asn Val Glu Leu Val Ala Ile Ala Asp

20 25 30

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Pro Phe Ile Asp Asn Ala Ile Lys Leu Thr Glu Lys Tyr Gly Gly Lys

35 40 45

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Ala Val Lys Glu Pro Met Glu Leu Ile Glu Ser Asn Ala Val Asp Ala

50 55 60

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Val Ile Ile Ala Thr Pro Thr Asp Thr His Val Asp Leu Met Leu Ser

65 70 75 80

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Ala Ala Arg Asn Gly Lys Ala Val Leu Cys Glu Lys Pro Val Asp Leu

85 90 95

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Asn Leu Glu Arg Ala Glu Val Ala Cys Ala Glu Leu Lys Gln Cys Asp

100 105 110

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Val Pro Val Met Ile Ala Phe Asn Arg Arg Phe Asp Pro Ser Ala Ala

115 120 125

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Glu Met His Ser Ala Ile Ala Lys Gly Glu Val Gly Glu Leu His Gln

130 135 140

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Ile Met Ile Ser Ser Arg Asp Pro Gly Phe Ala Ser Met Asp Tyr Leu

145 150 155 160

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Arg His Ser Gly Gly Ile Phe Arg Asp Met Thr Ile His Asp Phe Asp

165 170 175

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Met Ala Arg Trp Leu Leu Gly Glu Glu Pro Val Gln Val Phe Ala Ser

180 185 190

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Ala Ser Arg Met Leu Glu Pro Ala Leu Glu Pro Leu Asn Asp Phe Asp

195 200 205

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Thr Val Met Val Gln Met Ile Thr Lys Ser Gly Lys Gln Cys His Ile

210 215 220

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Asn Cys Ser Arg Gln Ala Val Tyr Gly His Asp Gln Arg Ile Glu Ala

225 230 235 240

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Tyr Gly Ser Ala Gly Met Leu Leu Asn Asp Asn Leu Arg Pro Ser Thr

245 250 255

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Leu Arg Arg Phe Asn Lys Ser Ala Thr Asp Ala Arg Val Pro Leu Val

260 265 270

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His Phe Phe Leu Glu Arg Tyr Ala Asp Ala Tyr Arg Met Glu Leu Glu

275 280 285

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Ala Phe Ile Ser Ala Val Lys His Ala Lys Pro Val Pro Val Thr Pro

290 295 300

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Tyr Asp Gly Tyr Met Ala Leu Lys Leu Ala Asp Cys Ala Gln Gln Ser

305 310 315 320

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Ala Glu Thr Gly Leu Pro Val Gln Leu

325

<210> SEQ ID NO: 6

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Met Lys Ile Ala Val Leu Gly Ala Gly Arg Ile Gly Asn Val His Ala

1 5 10 15

Met Asn Val Ala Ser Asn Pro Asn Val Glu Leu Val Ala Ile Ala Asp

20 25 30

Pro Phe Ile Asp Asn Ala Ile Lys Leu Thr Glu Lys Tyr Gly Gly Lys

35 40 45

Ala Val Lys Glu Pro Met Glu Leu Ile Glu Ser Asn Ala Val Asp Ala

50 55 60

Val Ile Ile Ala Thr Pro Thr Asp Thr His Val Asp Leu Met Leu Ser

65 70 75 80

Ala Ala Arg Asn Gly Lys Ala Val Leu Cys Glu Lys Pro Val Asp Leu

85 90 95

Asn Leu Glu Arg Ala Glu Val Ala Cys Ala Glu Leu Lys Gln Cys Asp

100 105 110

Val Pro Val Met Ile Ala Phe Asn Arg Arg Phe Asp Pro Ser Ala Ala

115 120 125

Glu Met His Ser Ala Ile Ala Lys Gly Glu Val Gly Glu Leu His Gln

130 135 140

Ile Met Ile Ser Ser Arg Asp Pro Gly Phe Ala Ser Met Asp Tyr Leu

145 150 155 160

Arg His Ser Gly Gly Ile Phe Arg Asp Met Thr Ile His Asp Phe Asp

165 170 175

Met Ala Arg Trp Leu Leu Gly Glu Glu Pro Val Gln Val Phe Ala Ser

180 185 190

Ala Ser Arg Met Leu Glu Pro Ala Leu Glu Pro Leu Asn Asp Phe Asp

195 200 205

Thr Val Met Val Gln Met Ile Thr Lys Ser Gly Lys Gln Cys His Ile

210 215 220

Asn Cys Ser Arg Gln Ala Val Tyr Gly His Asp Gln Arg Ile Glu Ala

225 230 235 240

Tyr Gly Ser Ala Gly Met Leu Leu Asn Asp Asn Leu Arg Pro Ser Thr

245 250 255

Leu Arg Arg Phe Asn Lys Ser Ala Thr Asp Ala Arg Val Pro Leu Val

260 265 270

His Phe Phe Leu Glu Arg Tyr Ala Asp Ala Tyr Arg Met Glu Leu Glu

275 280 285

Ala Phe Ile Ser Ala Val Lys His Ala Lys Pro Val Pro Val Thr Pro

290 295 300

Tyr Asp Gly Tyr Met Ala Leu Lys Leu Ala Asp Cys Ala Gln Gln Ser

305 310 315 320

Ala Glu Thr Gly Leu Pro Val Gln Leu

325

<210> SEQ ID NO: 7

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<400> SEQENCE: 7

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Met Leu Arg Ile Ala Val Leu Gly Ala Gly Arg Ile Ala Lys Ile His

1 5 10 15

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20 25 30

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Asp Pro Trp Arg Glu Gly Val Asp Ala Leu Ser Thr Gln Leu Gly Cys

35 40 45

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Glu Ala Ala Tyr Asp Cys Ala Ala Val Leu Asn Arg Lys Asp Ile Asp

50 55 60

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Ala Val Val Ile Gly Thr Pro Thr Asp Thr His Ile Asp Leu Leu Leu

65 70 75 80

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Ala Ala Val Ala Gln Gly Lys Ala Val Leu Cys Glu Lys Pro Ile Asp

85 90 95

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Leu Asp Ile Ala Lys Ala Arg Ser Ala Ala Gln Thr Val Glu Arg Gln

100 105 110

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Gly Gly Lys Val Met Leu Gly Phe Asn Arg Arg Phe Asp Pro Asp Met

115 120 125

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Leu Arg Leu Arg Gln Ala Leu Asp Ala Gly Gln Ile Gly Ala Val Arg

130 135 140

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Gln Val Ile Ile Thr Ser Arg Asp Pro Gly Leu Ala Pro Arg Glu Tyr

145 150 155 160

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Leu Glu His Ser Gly Gly Ile Leu Arg Asp Met Thr Ile His Asp Phe

165 170 175

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Asp Thr Ala Arg His Leu Leu Gly Glu Glu Pro Val Gln Val Ser Ala

180 185 190

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Phe Ala Ser Arg Leu Val Asp Pro Ser Leu Glu Gln Ile Asp Asp Tyr

195 200 205

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Asp Ser Val Met Val Leu Leu Arg Thr Ala Ser Gly Lys Gln Cys His

210 215 220

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Ile Asn Cys Cys Arg Gln Ala Val Tyr Gly Tyr Asp Gln Arg Val Glu

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Val Ser Gly Ala Ser Gly Val Leu Leu Thr Asp Asn His Arg Pro Ser

245 250 255

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Thr Leu Arg His Trp Ser Ala Glu His Thr Glu Ala Leu Glu Pro Leu

260 265 270

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Gln His Phe Phe Leu Glu Arg Tyr Ala Asp Ala Tyr Arg Asn Glu Leu

275 280 285

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Met Gln Phe Val Asp Ala Leu Asn Glu Gly Arg Glu Leu Pro Thr Gly

290 295 300

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Met Arg Asp Gly Leu Tyr Ala Leu His Leu Ala Asp Cys Ala Leu Glu

305 310 315 320

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Ser Val Lys Thr Gly Arg Ser Val Ala Val Cys Tyr Asp Arg

325 330

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<400> SEQENCE: 8

Met Leu Arg Ile Ala Val Leu Gly Ala Gly Arg Ile Ala Lys Ile His

1 5 10 15

Ala Ala Asn Val Ala Ala His Pro Asn Ala Thr Leu Val Leu Val Ala

20 25 30

Asp Pro Trp Arg Glu Gly Val Asp Ala Leu Ser Thr Gln Leu Gly Cys

35 40 45

Glu Ala Ala Tyr Asp Cys Ala Ala Val Leu Asn Arg Lys Asp Ile Asp

50 55 60

Ala Val Val Ile Gly Thr Pro Thr Asp Thr His Ile Asp Leu Leu Leu

65 70 75 80

Ala Ala Val Ala Gln Gly Lys Ala Val Leu Cys Glu Lys Pro Ile Asp

85 90 95

Leu Asp Ile Ala Lys Ala Arg Ser Ala Ala Gln Thr Val Glu Arg Gln

100 105 110

Gly Gly Lys Val Met Leu Gly Phe Asn Arg Arg Phe Asp Pro Asp Met

115 120 125

Leu Arg Leu Arg Gln Ala Leu Asp Ala Gly Gln Ile Gly Ala Val Arg

130 135 140

Gln Val Ile Ile Thr Ser Arg Asp Pro Gly Leu Ala Pro Arg Glu Tyr

145 150 155 160

Leu Glu His Ser Gly Gly Ile Leu Arg Asp Met Thr Ile His Asp Phe

165 170 175

Asp Thr Ala Arg His Leu Leu Gly Glu Glu Pro Val Gln Val Ser Ala

180 185 190

Phe Ala Ser Arg Leu Val Asp Pro Ser Leu Glu Gln Ile Asp Asp Tyr

195 200 205

Asp Ser Val Met Val Leu Leu Arg Thr Ala Ser Gly Lys Gln Cys His

210 215 220

Ile Asn Cys Cys Arg Gln Ala Val Tyr Gly Tyr Asp Gln Arg Val Glu

225 230 235 240

Val Ser Gly Ala Ser Gly Val Leu Leu Thr Asp Asn His Arg Pro Ser

245 250 255

Thr Leu Arg His Trp Ser Ala Glu His Thr Glu Ala Leu Glu Pro Leu

260 265 270

Gln His Phe Phe Leu Glu Arg Tyr Ala Asp Ala Tyr Arg Asn Glu Leu

275 280 285

Met Gln Phe Val Asp Ala Leu Asn Glu Gly Arg Glu Leu Pro Thr Gly

290 295 300

Met Arg Asp Gly Leu Tyr Ala Leu His Leu Ala Asp Cys Ala Leu Glu

305 310 315 320

Ser Val Lys Thr Gly Arg Ser Val Ala Val Cys Tyr Asp Arg

325 330

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<211> LENGTH: 33

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<400> SEQENCE: 9

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Arg Ile Ala Val Leu Gly Ala Gly Arg Ile Gly

1 5 10

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<211> LENGTH: 11

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<213> ORGANISM: Burkholderia terrae AKC-020

<400> SEQENCE: 10

Arg Ile Ala Val Leu Gly Ala Gly Arg Ile Gly

1 5 10

<210> SEQ ID NO: 11

<211> LENGTH: 39

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<213> ORGANISM: Burkholderia terrae AKC-020

<220> FEATURE:

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<222> LOCATION: (1)..(39)

<400> SEQENCE: 11

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Asp Ala Val Val Ile Gly Thr Pro Thr Asp Thr His Ile

1 5 10

<210> SEQ ID NO: 12

<211> LENGTH: 13

<212> TYPE: PRT

<213> ORGANISM: Burkholderia terrae AKC-020

<400> SEQENCE: 12

Asp Ala Val Val Ile Gly Thr Pro Thr Asp Thr His Ile

1 5 10

<210> SEQ ID NO: 13

<211> LENGTH: 39

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<222> LOCATION: (1)..(39)

<400> SEQENCE: 13

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Gly Lys Ala Val Leu Cys Glu Lys Pro Ile Asp Leu Asp

1 5 10

<210> SEQ ID NO: 14

<211> LENGTH: 13

<212> TYPE: PRT

<213> ORGANISM: Burkholderia terrae AKC-020

<400> SEQENCE: 14

Gly Lys Ala Val Leu Cys Glu Lys Pro Ile Asp Leu Asp

1 5 10

<210> SEQ ID NO: 15

<211> LENGTH: 33

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Burkholderia terrae AKC-020

<220> FEATURE:

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<222> LOCATION: (1)..(33)

<400> SEQENCE: 15

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Val Met Leu Ala Phe Asn Arg Arg Phe Asp Pro

1 5 10

<210> SEQ ID NO: 16

<211> LENGTH: 11

<212> TYPE: PRT

<213> ORGANISM: Burkholderia terrae AKC-020

<400> SEQENCE: 16

Val Met Leu Ala Phe Asn Arg Arg Phe Asp Pro

1 5 10

<210> SEQ ID NO: 17

<211> LENGTH: 27

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<220> FEATURE:

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<222> LOCATION: (1)..(27)

<400> SEQENCE: 17

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His Ser Gly Gly Ile Phe Arg Asp Met

1 5

<210> SEQ ID NO: 18

<211> LENGTH: 9

<212> TYPE: PRT

<213> ORGANISM: Burkholderia terrae AKC-020

<400> SEQENCE: 18

His Ser Gly Gly Ile Phe Arg Asp Met

1 5

<210> SEQ ID NO: 19

<211> LENGTH: 30

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<213> ORGANISM: Burkholderia terrae AKC-020

<220> FEATURE:

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<222> LOCATION: (1)..(30)

<400> SEQENCE: 19

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Ala Arg Trp Leu Leu Gly Glu Glu Pro Val

1 5 10

<210> SEQ ID NO: 20

<211> LENGTH: 10

<212> TYPE: PRT

<213> ORGANISM: Burkholderia terrae AKC-020

<400> SEQENCE: 20

Ala Arg Trp Leu Leu Gly Glu Glu Pro Val

1 5 10

<210> SEQ ID NO: 21

<211> LENGTH: 69

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Burkholderia terrae AKC-020

<220> FEATURE:

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<222> LOCATION: (1)..(69)

<400> SEQENCE: 21

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Asp Phe Asp Thr Val Met Val Gln Leu Arg Thr Ala Ser Gly Lys Gln

1 5 10 15

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Cys His Ile Asn Cys Cys Arg

20

<210> SEQ ID NO: 22

<211> LENGTH: 23

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<213> ORGANISM: Burkholderia terrae AKC-020

<400> SEQENCE: 22

Asp Phe Asp Thr Val Met Val Gln Leu Arg Thr Ala Ser Gly Lys Gln

1 5 10 15

Cys His Ile Asn Cys Cys Arg

20

<210> SEQ ID NO: 23

<211> LENGTH: 24

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: CDS

<222> LOCATION: (1)..(24)

<400> SEQENCE: 23

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Ala Val Tyr Gly Tyr Asp Gln Arg

1 5

<210> SEQ ID NO: 24

<211> LENGTH: 8

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<213> ORGANISM: Burkholderia terrae AKC-020

<400> SEQENCE: 24

Ala Val Tyr Gly Tyr Asp Gln Arg

1 5

<210> SEQ ID NO: 25

<211> LENGTH: 17

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<400> SEQENCE: 25

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<211> LENGTH: 17

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<211> LENGTH: 17

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<211> LENGTH: 17

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<211> LENGTH: 17

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<211> LENGTH: 17

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<211> LENGTH: 18

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<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<211> LENGTH: 17

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<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

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<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

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<211> LENGTH: 18

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<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

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<211> LENGTH: 17

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<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<211> LENGTH: 17

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<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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ckytgrtcrt anccrta 17

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<211> LENGTH: 17

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<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<220> FEATURE:

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<220> FEATURE:

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cknacrtcrt anccrta 17

<210> SEQ ID NO: 41

<211> LENGTH: 17

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<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<210> SEQ ID NO: 42

<211> LENGTH: 22

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<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

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<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

<400> SEQENCE: 42

tcgacatgga aaagtcgctt gc 22

<210> SEQ ID NO: 43

<211> LENGTH: 19

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

<220> FEATURE:

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

<400> SEQENCE: 43

tgcctccgcg tgactatgt 19

<210> SEQ ID NO: 44

<211> LENGTH: 22

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

<220> FEATURE:

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

<400> SEQENCE: 44

tgaccgactt cgatacggtg at 22

<210> SEQ ID NO: 45

<211> LENGTH: 20

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

<220> FEATURE:

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

<400> SEQENCE: 45

tcaatcgcgt tgcggaatgc 20

<210> SEQ ID NO: 46

<211> LENGTH: 22

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

<220> FEATURE:

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

<400> SEQENCE: 46

ttctcacaca gaacagcctt gc 22

<210> SEQ ID NO: 47

<211> LENGTH: 22

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

<220> FEATURE:

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

<400> SEQENCE: 47

tagccaacga ttttgctgca ct 22

<210> SEQ ID NO: 48

<211> LENGTH: 15

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

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<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

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<222> LOCATION: (1)..(1)

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (8)..(8)

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<400> SEQENCE: 48

ntcgastwts gwgtt 15

<210> SEQ ID NO: 49

<211> LENGTH: 16

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<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

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<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

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<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<400> SEQENCE: 49

ngtcgaswga nawgaa 16

<210> SEQ ID NO: 50

<211> LENGTH: 16

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<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

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<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (1)..(1)

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: w is a or t

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (10)..(10)

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (13)..(13)

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<400> SEQENCE: 50

wgtgnagwan canaga 16

<210> SEQ ID NO: 51

<211> LENGTH: 16

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

<220> FEATURE:

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (1)..(1)

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: w is a or t

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (4)..(4)

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (13)..(13)

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: n is a, c, g, or t

<400> SEQENCE: 51

wgcnagtnag wanaag 16

<210> SEQ ID NO: 52

<211> LENGTH: 16

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

<220> FEATURE:

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (2)..(2)

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: w is a or t

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (8)..(8)

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (10)..(10)

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (13)..(13)

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<400> SEQENCE: 52

awgcangncw ganata 16

<210> SEQ ID NO: 53

<211> LENGTH: 16

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

<220> FEATURE:

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Orimer

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (3)..(3)

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: n is a, c, g, or t

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (8)..(8)

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: w is a or t

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (11)..(11)

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (13)..(13)

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: w is a or t

<400> SEQENCE: 53

gtncgaswca nawgtt 16

<210> SEQ ID NO: 54

<211> LENGTH: 16

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

<220> FEATURE:

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (3)..(3)

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: w is a or t

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (5)..(5)

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<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (8)..(8)

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: w is a or t

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (10)..(10)

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: n is a, c, g, or t

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (13)..(13)

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: w is a or t

<400> SEQENCE: 54

agwgnagwan cawagg 16

<210> SEQ ID NO: 55

<211> LENGTH: 16

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

<220> FEATURE:

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (6)..(6)

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: s is g or c

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (7)..(7)

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: w is a or t

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (10)..(10)

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: n is a, c, g, or t

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (12)..(12)

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: w is a or t

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: misc_feature

<222> LOCATION: (16)..(16)

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: n is a, c, g, or t

<400> SEQENCE: 55

gtcgaswgan awgaan 16

<210> SEQ ID NO: 56

<211> LENGTH: 18

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

<220> FEATURE:

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

<400> SEQENCE: 56

tacggcgtgg aactcatc 18

<210> SEQ ID NO: 57

<211> LENGTH: 21

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

<220> FEATURE:

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

<400> SEQENCE: 57

tgagtgatac caagacatgc c 21

<210> SEQ ID NO: 58

<211> LENGTH: 30

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

<220> FEATURE:

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

<400> SEQENCE: 58

agaggatcca atgattcgaa tcgccgtact 30

<210> SEQ ID NO: 59

<211> LENGTH: 27

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

<220> FEATURE:

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

<400> SEQENCE: 59

agagaagctt caccttgacg gctttgc 27

<210> SEQ ID NO: 60

<211> LENGTH: 346

<212> TYPE: PRT

<213> ORGANISM: Lactobacillus casei

<400> SEQENCE: 60

Met Val Val Lys Val Gly Val Ile Gly Thr Gly Ala Met Gly Arg Ala

1 5 10 15

His Ile Asp Arg Leu Thr Asn Val Leu Thr Gly Ala Glu Val Val Ala

20 25 30

Val Thr Asp Ile Asp His Glu Ala Ala Glu Ala Ala Val Arg Asp Phe

35 40 45

His Leu Asn Ala Lys Val Tyr Pro Asp Asp Thr Ser Leu Leu Gln Asp

50 55 60

Pro Asp Ile Asp Ala Val Phe Val Val Ser Phe Gly Gly Ala His Glu

65 70 75 80

Ala Thr Val Leu Lys Ala Leu Asp Thr Asp Lys Phe Ile Phe Thr Glu

85 90 95

Lys Pro Leu Ala Thr Thr Leu Glu Gly Ala Lys Arg Ile Val Asp Lys

100 105 110

Glu Leu Thr Lys Ser Lys Lys Val Ile Gln Val Gly Phe Met Arg Arg

115 120 125

Tyr Asp Gln Gly Ile Arg Ala Leu Lys Glu Lys Leu Asp Thr Gly Ile

130 135 140

Ile Gly Ala Pro Leu Val Val Arg Ala Ser His Ile Asn Pro Asn Val

145 150 155 160

Ala Ser Asn Tyr Ser Asn Glu Met Ala Ile Thr Asp Thr Leu Ile His

165 170 175

Glu Ile Asp Glu Met His Trp Leu Leu Asp Asp Glu Tyr Thr Ser Ile

180 185 190

Gln Ile Thr Tyr Pro Arg Gln Ser Ala Glu Val Arg Asn Glu Gly Leu

195 200 205

His Asp Pro Gln Leu Ala Thr Leu Thr Thr Lys Lys Gly Thr Val Ile

210 215 220

Gln Val Leu Val His Val Thr Ala Gln Tyr Gly Tyr Glu Val Lys Leu

225 230 235 240

Glu Val Ile Gly Glu Thr Gly Glu Leu Gln Leu Pro Asn Tyr Gly Leu

245 250 255

Gly Pro Ile Leu Arg Ser Asn Ala Asn Gln Gln Thr Ala Val Glu Met

260 265 270

Ser Trp Ile Asn Arg Phe Ile Gln Ala Tyr Asn Thr Glu Val Gln Glu

275 280 285

Phe Ile Asp Gln Val Ala Lys Ser Glu Pro Pro Val Gly Pro Ser Ala

290 295 300

Trp Asp Gly Tyr Ile Ala Ala Ile Thr Ala Ala Ala Ala Asn Arg Ser

305 310 315 320

Gln Lys Asp Gln Glu Thr Val Leu Ile Asn Val Ala Gly Thr Pro Thr

325 330 335

Phe Tyr Gln Asn Lys Asn Ala Ile His Ala

340 345

<210> SEQ ID NO: 61

<211> LENGTH: 350

<212> TYPE: PRT

<213> ORGANISM: Lactobacillus casei

<400> SEQENCE: 61

Met Thr Gln Lys Thr Ile Lys Ile Gly Ile Val Gly Leu Gly Arg Leu

1 5 10 15

Gly Lys Ile His Ala Thr Asn Ile Ala Thr Lys Ile Gln His Ala Lys

20 25 30

Leu Gln Ala Ala Thr Ser Val Val Pro Ala Glu Leu Asp Trp Ala Lys

35 40 45

Lys Glu Leu Gly Val Glu Glu Val Phe Glu Asp Phe Asp Asp Met Val

50 55 60

Gln His Ala Asp Ile Asp Ala Val Phe Ile Val Ser Pro Ser Gly Phe

65 70 75 80

His Leu Gln Gln Ile Glu Ser Ala Leu Asn Ala Gly Lys His Val Phe

85 90 95

Ser Glu Lys Pro Ile Gly Leu Asp Ile Glu Ala Ile Glu His Thr Gln

100 105 110

Gln Val Ile Ala Gln His Ala Asn Leu Lys Phe Gln Leu Gly Phe Met

115 120 125

Arg Arg Phe Asp Asp Ser Tyr Arg Tyr Ala Lys Gln Leu Val Asp Gln

130 135 140

Gly Lys Ile Gly Asp Ile Thr Leu Ile Arg Ser Tyr Ser Ile Asp Pro

145 150 155 160

Ala Ala Gly Met Ala Ser Phe Val Lys Phe Ala Thr Ser Ala Asn Ser

165 170 175

Gly Gly Leu Phe Leu Asp Met Ser Ile His Asp Ile Asp Val Ile Arg

180 185 190

Trp Phe Thr Gly Lys Glu Ile Asp Lys Val Trp Ala Ile Gly Leu Asn

195 200 205

Arg Ala Tyr Pro Val Leu Asp Lys Ala Gly Glu Leu Glu Thr Gly Ala

210 215 220

Ala Leu Met Gln Leu Glu Asp Lys Thr Met Ala Ile Leu Val Ala Gly

225 230 235 240

Arg Asn Ala Ala His Gly Tyr His Val Glu Thr Glu Ile Ile Gly Thr

245 250 255

Lys Gly Met Leu Arg Ile Ala Gln Val Pro Glu Lys Asn Leu Val Thr

260 265 270

Val Met Asn Glu Glu Gly Ile Ile Arg Pro Thr Ser Gln Asn Phe Pro

275 280 285

Glu Arg Phe Ala Gln Ala Phe Leu Ser Glu Glu Gln Ala Phe Val Asn

290 295 300

Ser Ile Leu Asn Asn Gln Asp Val Gly Ile Thr Ala Glu Asp Gly Leu

305 310 315 320

Gln Gly Thr Lys Ala Ala Leu Ala Leu Gln Glu Ala Phe Glu Lys Asn

325 330 335

Asp Ile Val Gln Val Ala Ser Val Asp Lys Lys Val Gly Ala

340 345 350

<210> SEQ ID NO: 62

<211> LENGTH: 330

<212> TYPE: PRT

<213> ORGANISM: Sinorhizobium meliloti

<400> SEQENCE: 62

Met Thr Val Arg Phe Gly Leu Leu Gly Ala Gly Arg Ile Gly Lys Val

1 5 10 15

His Ala Lys Ala Val Ser Gly Asn Ala Asp Ala Arg Leu Val Ala Val

20 25 30

Ala Asp Ala Phe Pro Ala Ala Ala Glu Ala Ile Ala Gly Ala Tyr Gly

35 40 45

Cys Glu Val Arg Thr Ile Asp Ala Ile Glu Ala Ala Ala Asp Ile Asp

50 55 60

Ala Val Val Ile Cys Thr Pro Thr Asp Thr His Ala Asp Leu Ile Glu

65 70 75 80

Arg Phe Ala Arg Ala Gly Lys Ala Ile Phe Cys Glu Lys Pro Ile Asp

85 90 95

Leu Asp Ala Glu Arg Val Arg Ala Cys Leu Lys Val Val Ser Asp Thr

100 105 110

Lys Ala Lys Leu Met Val Gly Phe Asn Arg Arg Phe Asp Pro His Phe

115 120 125

Met Ala Val Arg Lys Ala Ile Asp Asp Gly Arg Ile Gly Glu Val Glu

130 135 140

Met Val Thr Ile Thr Ser Arg Asp Pro Ser Ala Pro Pro Val Asp Tyr

145 150 155 160

Ile Lys Arg Ser Gly Gly Ile Phe Arg Asp Met Thr Ile His Asp Phe

165 170 175

Asp Met Ala Arg Phe Leu Leu Gly Glu Glu Pro Val Ser Val Thr Ala

180 185 190

Thr Ala Ala Val Leu Ile Asp Lys Ala Ile Gly Asp Ala Gly Asp Tyr

195 200 205

Asp Ser Val Ser Val Ile Leu Gln Thr Ala Ser Gly Lys Gln Ala Ile

210 215 220

Ile Ser Asn Ser Arg Arg Ala Thr Tyr Gly Tyr Asp Gln Arg Ile Glu

225 230 235 240

Val His Gly Ser Lys Gly Ala Val Ala Ala Glu Asn Gln Arg Pro Val

245 250 255

Ser Ile Glu Ile Ala Thr Gly Asp Gly Tyr Thr Arg Pro Pro Leu His

260 265 270

Asp Phe Phe Met Thr Arg Tyr Thr Glu Ala Tyr Ala Asn Glu Ile Glu

275 280 285

Ser Phe Ile Ala Ala Ile Glu Lys Gly Ala Glu Ile Ala Pro Ser Gly

290 295 300

Asn Asp Gly Leu Ala Ala Leu Ala Leu Ala Asp Ala Ala Val Arg Ser

305 310 315 320

Val Ala Glu Lys Arg Gln Ile Ser Ile Ala

325 330

<210> SEQ ID NO: 63

<211> LENGTH: 344

<212> TYPE: PRT

<213> ORGANISM: Bacillus subtilis

<400> SEQENCE: 63

Met Ser Leu Arg Ile Gly Val Ile Gly Thr Gly Ala Ile Gly Lys Glu

1 5 10 15

His Ile Asn Arg Ile Thr Asn Lys Leu Ser Gly Ala Glu Ile Val Ala

20 25 30

Val Thr Asp Val Asn Gln Glu Ala Ala Gln Lys Val Val Glu Gln Tyr

35 40 45

Gln Leu Asn Ala Thr Val Tyr Pro Asn Asp Asp Ser Leu Leu Ala Asp

50 55 60

Glu Asn Val Asp Ala Val Leu Val Thr Ser Trp Gly Pro Ala His Glu

65 70 75 80

Ser Ser Val Leu Lys Ala Ile Lys Ala Gln Lys Tyr Val Phe Cys Glu

85 90 95

Lys Pro Leu Ala Thr Thr Ala Glu Gly Cys Met Arg Ile Val Glu Glu

100 105 110

Glu Ile Lys Val Gly Lys Arg Leu Val Gln Val Gly Phe Met Arg Arg

115 120 125

Tyr Asp Ser Gly Tyr Val Gln Leu Lys Glu Ala Leu Asp Asn His Val

130 135 140

Ile Gly Glu Pro Leu Met Ile His Cys Ala His Arg Asn Pro Thr Val

145 150 155 160

Gly Asp Asn Tyr Thr Thr Asp Met Ala Val Val Asp Thr Leu Val His

165 170 175

Glu Ile Asp Val Leu His Trp Leu Val Asn Asp Asp Tyr Glu Ser Val

180 185 190

Gln Val Ile Tyr Pro Lys Lys Ser Lys Asn Ala Leu Pro His Leu Lys

195 200 205

Asp Pro Gln Ile Val Val Ile Glu Thr Lys Gly Gly Ile Val Ile Asn

210 215 220

Ala Glu Ile Tyr Val Asn Cys Lys Tyr Gly Tyr Asp Ile Gln Cys Glu

225 230 235 240

Ile Val Gly Glu Asp Gly Ile Ile Lys Leu Pro Glu Pro Ser Ser Ile

245 250 255

Ser Leu Arg Lys Glu Gly Arg Phe Ser Thr Asp Ile Leu Met Asp Trp

260 265 270

Gln Arg Arg Phe Val Ala Ala Tyr Asp Val Glu Ile Gln Asp Phe Ile

275 280 285

Asp Ser Ile Gln Lys Lys Gly Glu Val Ser Gly Pro Thr Ala Trp Asp

290 295 300

Gly Tyr Ile Ala Ala Val Thr Thr Asp Ala Cys Val Lys Ala Gln Glu

305 310 315 320

Ser Gly Gln Lys Glu Lys Val Glu Leu Lys Glu Lys Pro Glu Phe Tyr

325 330 335

Gln Ser Phe Thr Thr Val Gln Asn

340

<210> SEQ ID NO: 64

<211> LENGTH: 365

<212> TYPE: PRT

<213> ORGANISM: Galdieria sulphuraria

<400> SEQENCE: 64

Met Gln Thr Asp Gln Val Thr Gln Thr Phe Tyr Lys Gln Ala Thr Ser

1 5 10 15

Ser Leu Gln Leu Glu Ala Ser Asp Ile Ser Lys Leu Val Arg Ile Gly

20 25 30

Val Ile Gly Cys Gly Arg Ile Gly Gln Leu His Ile Asp Asn Ile Asn

35 40 45

Ser Arg Ile Ala Asn Ala Gln Val Val Cys Val Ser Asp Phe Ile Pro

50 55 60

Asn Ala Ala Ile Gln Val Ala Lys Lys Phe His Ile Pro Met Ala Cys

65 70 75 80

Thr Lys His Glu Asp Leu Leu Asp His Ala Lys Val Asp Ala Val Ile

85 90 95

Val Cys Ser Pro Thr Asp Thr His Ala Gln Ile Ile Lys Asp Ala Ala

100 105 110

Lys Arg Gly Ile His Val Phe Cys Glu Lys Pro Ile Asp Thr Gln Leu

115 120 125

Ala Val Ile Arg Asp Ala Ile Gln Thr Thr Lys Gln Tyr Gly Ile Lys

130 135 140

Phe Met Val Gly Phe Gln Arg Arg Phe Asp Arg Asn Phe Gln Arg Val

145 150 155 160

Leu Glu Ala Arg Lys Ser Gly Ser Leu Gly Asp Pro Leu Lys Leu Thr

165 170 175

Leu Ile Ser Arg Asp Pro Ala Pro Pro Pro Met Glu Tyr Leu Lys Gln

180 185 190

Ser Gly Gly Ile Phe Leu Asp Gln Ala Ile His Asp Phe Asp Met Ala

195 200 205

Arg Phe Leu Met Gly Glu Asp Ile Val Glu Ile Tyr Ala Thr Gly Phe

210 215 220

Ala Arg Asp Pro Lys Val Ala Glu Ile Gly Asp Ile Asp Asn Ala Thr

225 230 235 240

Cys His Val Lys Phe Gln Ser Gly Ala Ile Gly Ile Ile Asp Asn Ala

245 250 255

Arg Glu Thr His Tyr Gly Tyr Asp Gln Arg Ala Glu Leu Phe Gly Ser

260 265 270

Lys Gly Thr Ile Ser Ile Asp Asn Asp Phe Pro Asn Thr Ala His Thr

275 280 285

Leu Ser Pro Asn Gly Leu Thr Ser Asp Leu Pro Leu His Phe Phe Met

290 295 300

Glu Arg Tyr Ser Asn Ala Tyr Leu Glu Glu Met Gln Ala Phe Ile Arg

305 310 315 320

Cys Leu Gln Glu Asn Lys Pro Val Pro Val Gly Gly Glu Glu Gly Leu

325 330 335

Ile Pro Val Val Tyr Ser Glu Ala Ala Lys Lys Ser Phe Gln Glu Asn

340 345 350

Arg Pro Val Leu Val Lys Glu Ile Asp Pro Ser Leu Pro

355 360 365

<210> SEQ ID NO: 65

<211> LENGTH: 329

<212> TYPE: PRT

<213> ORGANISM: Sinorhizobium fredii

<400> SEQENCE: 65

Met Thr Val Arg Phe Gly Leu Leu Gly Ala Gly Arg Ile Gly Lys Val

1 5 10 15

His Ala Lys Ala Val Ser Gly Asn Pro Asp Ala Val Leu Val Ala Val

20 25 30

Ala Asp Ala Phe Pro Ala Ala Ala Glu Ala Ile Ala Lys Ala Tyr Gly

35 40 45

Cys Glu Val Arg Ser Ile Glu Ala Ile Glu Ala Ala Ser Asp Ile Asp

50 55 60

Ala Val Val Ile Cys Thr Pro Thr Asp Thr His Ala Asp Leu Ile Glu

65 70 75 80

Arg Phe Ala Arg Ala Gly Lys Ala Ile Phe Cys Glu Lys Pro Ile Asp

85 90 95

Leu Asp Val Asp Arg Val Lys Ala Cys Leu Lys Val Val Ser Glu Thr

100 105 110

Gly Ala Lys Leu Met Val Gly Phe Asn Arg Ala Ser Thr Pro Phe Met

115 120 125

Ala Val Arg Lys Ala Ile Asp Ala Gly Thr Ile Gly Asp Val Glu Met

130 135 140

Val Thr Ile Thr Ser Arg Asp Pro Gly Ala Pro Pro Val Asp Tyr Ile

145 150 155 160

Lys Arg Ser Gly Gly Ile Phe Arg Asp Met Thr Ile His Asp Phe Asp

165 170 175

Met Ala Arg Phe Leu Leu Gly Glu Glu Pro Val Ser Val Thr Ala Thr

180 185 190

Ala Ala Val Leu Val Asp Lys Ala Ile Gly Ala Ala Gly Asp Phe Asp

195 200 205

Ser Val Ser Val Ile Leu Gln Thr Ala Ser Gly Lys Gln Ala Val Ile

210 215 220

Ser Asn Ser Arg Arg Ala Thr Tyr Gly Tyr Asp Gln Arg Ile Glu Val

225 230 235 240

His Gly Ser Lys Gly Ala Val Ala Ala Glu Asn Gln Arg Pro Val Ser

245 250 255

Ile Glu Ile Ala Thr Gly Glu Gly Tyr Thr Arg Pro Pro Leu His Asp

260 265 270

Phe Phe Met Thr Arg Tyr Thr Glu Ala Tyr Ala Asn Glu Ile Glu Ser

275 280 285

Phe Ile Ala Ala Ile Glu Lys Gly Ala Glu Ile Thr Pro Ser Gly Lys

290 295 300

Asp Gly Leu Ala Ala Leu Ala Leu Ala Asp Ala Ala Val Arg Ser Val

305 310 315 320

Ala Glu Lys Arg Gln Ile Ser Val Ala

325

<210> SEQ ID NO: 66

<211> LENGTH: 12

<212> TYPE: PRT

<213> ORGANISM: Burkholderia terrae AKC-020

<400> SEQENCE: 66

Met Ile Arg Ile Ala Val Leu Gly Ala Gly Arg Ile

1 5 10

<210> SEQ ID NO: 67

<211> LENGTH: 13

<212> TYPE: PRT

<213> ORGANISM: Burkholderia terrae AKC-020

<400> SEQENCE: 67

Ala Glu Leu Glu Ala Phe Val Asp Ala Leu Asn Thr Asn

1 5 10

<210> SEQ ID NO: 68

<211> LENGTH: 990

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Sinorhizobium fredii

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: CDS

<222> LOCATION: (1)..(990)

<400> SEQENCE: 68

atg aca gtg aga ttt ggt ctt ctg ggc gcc gga cgc atc ggc aag gtt 48

Met Thr Val Arg Phe Gly Leu Leu Gly Ala Gly Arg Ile Gly Lys Val

1 5 10 15

cac gcg aaa gcc gtc agc ggc aat ccg gac gcc gtg ctc gtg gcg gtt 96

His Ala Lys Ala Val Ser Gly Asn Pro Asp Ala Val Leu Val Ala Val

20 25 30

gcc gat gcc ttt ccg gcc gcc gct gaa gca atc gcc aag gcc tat ggc 144

Ala Asp Ala Phe Pro Ala Ala Ala Glu Ala Ile Ala Lys Ala Tyr Gly

35 40 45

tgc gag gtt cgc agc atc gag gcg atc gag gcg gcc tcc gac atc gac 192

Cys Glu Val Arg Ser Ile Glu Ala Ile Glu Ala Ala Ser Asp Ile Asp

50 55 60

gcc gtg gtc atc tgc acg ccg acc gac acg cat gcc gac ctg atc gag 240

Ala Val Val Ile Cys Thr Pro Thr Asp Thr His Ala Asp Leu Ile Glu

65 70 75 80

cgt ttt gcc cgg gcc ggc aag gcc atc ttc tgc gaa aag ccg atc gat 288

Arg Phe Ala Arg Ala Gly Lys Ala Ile Phe Cys Glu Lys Pro Ile Asp

85 90 95

ctc gac gtc gat cgc gtc aag gcc tgc ctg aag gtg gtc tcc gaa acc 336

Leu Asp Val Asp Arg Val Lys Ala Cys Leu Lys Val Val Ser Glu Thr

100 105 110

ggg gcg aag ctg atg gtc ggc ttc aac cgc gct tct acc cca ttt atg 384

Gly Ala Lys Leu Met Val Gly Phe Asn Arg Ala Ser Thr Pro Phe Met

115 120 125

gcc gtg cga aag gcg atc gac gcc ggc acg att ggc gac gtc gag atg 432

Ala Val Arg Lys Ala Ile Asp Ala Gly Thr Ile Gly Asp Val Glu Met

130 135 140

gtg acg atc acc tcg cgc gat ccg ggc gcc ccg ccg gtc gac tat atc 480

Val Thr Ile Thr Ser Arg Asp Pro Gly Ala Pro Pro Val Asp Tyr Ile

145 150 155 160

aag cgg tcg ggc ggc atc ttc cgc gac atg acg atc cac gat ttc gac 528

Lys Arg Ser Gly Gly Ile Phe Arg Asp Met Thr Ile His Asp Phe Asp

165 170 175

atg gcg cgc ttc ctg ctc ggc gag gag ccg gtt tca gtg acg gcc acc 576

Met Ala Arg Phe Leu Leu Gly Glu Glu Pro Val Ser Val Thr Ala Thr

180 185 190

gcc gcc gta ttg gtc gac aag gcg atc ggc gca gcg ggc gac ttc gac 624

Ala Ala Val Leu Val Asp Lys Ala Ile Gly Ala Ala Gly Asp Phe Asp

195 200 205

agc gtc tcc gtg atc ctg cag acg gca tcc ggc aag cag gcg gtc atc 672

Ser Val Ser Val Ile Leu Gln Thr Ala Ser Gly Lys Gln Ala Val Ile

210 215 220

tcc aac tcg cgt cgc gcc acc tac ggc tac gat cag cgc atc gag gtg 720

Ser Asn Ser Arg Arg Ala Thr Tyr Gly Tyr Asp Gln Arg Ile Glu Val

225 230 235 240

cat ggc tcg aag ggc gcc gtc gcg gcc gag aac cag cgc ccc gtg tcg 768

His Gly Ser Lys Gly Ala Val Ala Ala Glu Asn Gln Arg Pro Val Ser

245 250 255

atc gag atc gcc acc ggc gag ggt tat acg cgc ccg ccg ctg cac gat 816

Ile Glu Ile Ala Thr Gly Glu Gly Tyr Thr Arg Pro Pro Leu His Asp

260 265 270

ttc ttc atg acg cgc tac acc gaa gcc tat gcc aac gag atc gag agc 864

Phe Phe Met Thr Arg Tyr Thr Glu Ala Tyr Ala Asn Glu Ile Glu Ser

275 280 285

ttc atc gcc gcg atc gag aag ggc gcg gaa atc acc ccg tcc ggc aag 912

Phe Ile Ala Ala Ile Glu Lys Gly Ala Glu Ile Thr Pro Ser Gly Lys

290 295 300

gat ggc ctc gcg gca ctc gcc ctt gcc gac gcg gcc gtc cgc tcg gtc 960

Asp Gly Leu Ala Ala Leu Ala Leu Ala Asp Ala Ala Val Arg Ser Val

305 310 315 320

gcg gaa aag cgc cag atc agc gtc gcc tga 990

Ala Glu Lys Arg Gln Ile Ser Val Ala

325

<210> SEQ ID NO: 69

<211> LENGTH: 329

<212> TYPE: PRT

<213> ORGANISM: Sinorhizobium fredii

<400> SEQENCE: 69

Met Thr Val Arg Phe Gly Leu Leu Gly Ala Gly Arg Ile Gly Lys Val

1 5 10 15

His Ala Lys Ala Val Ser Gly Asn Pro Asp Ala Val Leu Val Ala Val

20 25 30

Ala Asp Ala Phe Pro Ala Ala Ala Glu Ala Ile Ala Lys Ala Tyr Gly

35 40 45

Cys Glu Val Arg Ser Ile Glu Ala Ile Glu Ala Ala Ser Asp Ile Asp

50 55 60

Ala Val Val Ile Cys Thr Pro Thr Asp Thr His Ala Asp Leu Ile Glu

65 70 75 80

Arg Phe Ala Arg Ala Gly Lys Ala Ile Phe Cys Glu Lys Pro Ile Asp

85 90 95

Leu Asp Val Asp Arg Val Lys Ala Cys Leu Lys Val Val Ser Glu Thr

100 105 110

Gly Ala Lys Leu Met Val Gly Phe Asn Arg Ala Ser Thr Pro Phe Met

115 120 125

Ala Val Arg Lys Ala Ile Asp Ala Gly Thr Ile Gly Asp Val Glu Met

130 135 140

Val Thr Ile Thr Ser Arg Asp Pro Gly Ala Pro Pro Val Asp Tyr Ile

145 150 155 160

Lys Arg Ser Gly Gly Ile Phe Arg Asp Met Thr Ile His Asp Phe Asp

165 170 175

Met Ala Arg Phe Leu Leu Gly Glu Glu Pro Val Ser Val Thr Ala Thr

180 185 190

Ala Ala Val Leu Val Asp Lys Ala Ile Gly Ala Ala Gly Asp Phe Asp

195 200 205

Ser Val Ser Val Ile Leu Gln Thr Ala Ser Gly Lys Gln Ala Val Ile

210 215 220

Ser Asn Ser Arg Arg Ala Thr Tyr Gly Tyr Asp Gln Arg Ile Glu Val

225 230 235 240

His Gly Ser Lys Gly Ala Val Ala Ala Glu Asn Gln Arg Pro Val Ser

245 250 255

Ile Glu Ile Ala Thr Gly Glu Gly Tyr Thr Arg Pro Pro Leu His Asp

260 265 270

Phe Phe Met Thr Arg Tyr Thr Glu Ala Tyr Ala Asn Glu Ile Glu Ser

275 280 285

Phe Ile Ala Ala Ile Glu Lys Gly Ala Glu Ile Thr Pro Ser Gly Lys

290 295 300

Asp Gly Leu Ala Ala Leu Ala Leu Ala Asp Ala Ala Val Arg Ser Val

305 310 315 320

Ala Glu Lys Arg Gln Ile Ser Val Ala

325

<210> SEQ ID NO: 70

<211> LENGTH: 1029

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Bacillus subtilis

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: CDS

<222> LOCATION: (1)..(1029)

<400> SEQENCE: 70

atg gaa cat caa gta aga tgt gca gta ttg gga tta gga agg ctc ggt 48

Met Glu His Gln Val Arg Cys Ala Val Leu Gly Leu Gly Arg Leu Gly

1 5 10 15

tat tat cat gcg aaa aat ctc gtc acc agt gtg ccg ggg gca aag ctg 96

Tyr Tyr His Ala Lys Asn Leu Val Thr Ser Val Pro Gly Ala Lys Leu

20 25 30

gtt tgt gtc ggt gat ccg tta aaa ggg aga gcg gag cag gtt gcc aga 144

Val Cys Val Gly Asp Pro Leu Lys Gly Arg Ala Glu Gln Val Ala Arg

35 40 45

gaa ctc ggt atc gaa aaa tgg tca gag gac ccg tat gaa gtg tta gaa 192

Glu Leu Gly Ile Glu Lys Trp Ser Glu Asp Pro Tyr Glu Val Leu Glu

50 55 60

gat ccc ggc att gat gct gtc att atc gta acg ccg aca agc aca cat 240

Asp Pro Gly Ile Asp Ala Val Ile Ile Val Thr Pro Thr Ser Thr His

65 70 75 80

ggt gat atg atc atc aaa gca gcc gag aac ggc aaa cag atc ttt gtt 288

Gly Asp Met Ile Ile Lys Ala Ala Glu Asn Gly Lys Gln Ile Phe Val

85 90 95

gaa aaa ccg ctg aca tta agc ctt gag gaa tca aaa gca gct tct gaa 336

Glu Lys Pro Leu Thr Leu Ser Leu Glu Glu Ser Lys Ala Ala Ser Glu

100 105 110

aaa gtt aag gag aca ggt gtc atc tgc caa gtc ggc ttt atg aga cgg 384

Lys Val Lys Glu Thr Gly Val Ile Cys Gln Val Gly Phe Met Arg Arg

115 120 125

ttc gat ccc gca tac gca gat gcc aaa cgg cgg atc gac gct gga gaa 432

Phe Asp Pro Ala Tyr Ala Asp Ala Lys Arg Arg Ile Asp Ala Gly Glu

130 135 140

atc ggc aaa cct atc tat tat aaa ggc ttt acg cgc gac caa ggc gcg 480

Ile Gly Lys Pro Ile Tyr Tyr Lys Gly Phe Thr Arg Asp Gln Gly Ala

145 150 155 160

cct ccc gca gaa ttt atc aaa cac agc ggt gga att ttt atc gac tgt 528

Pro Pro Ala Glu Phe Ile Lys His Ser Gly Gly Ile Phe Ile Asp Cys

165 170 175

tcc atc cat gac tat gat att gcc cgt tat ttg cta ggg gcg gaa atc 576

Ser Ile His Asp Tyr Asp Ile Ala Arg Tyr Leu Leu Gly Ala Glu Ile

180 185 190

act tct gtt tca gga cac ggc agg att ctg aac aat ccg ttt atg gag 624

Thr Ser Val Ser Gly His Gly Arg Ile Leu Asn Asn Pro Phe Met Glu

195 200 205

cag tat ggc gat gtg gat cag gcg ctg acg tat att gaa ttt gac tcg 672

Gln Tyr Gly Asp Val Asp Gln Ala Leu Thr Tyr Ile Glu Phe Asp Ser

210 215 220

ggc gca gcg ggg gac gtc gag gca agc aga acc tct cca tac gga cat 720

Gly Ala Ala Gly Asp Val Glu Ala Ser Arg Thr Ser Pro Tyr Gly His

225 230 235 240

gac atc cgg gcg gag gtg atc ggg aca gag ggc agt att ttc ata ggg 768

Asp Ile Arg Ala Glu Val Ile Gly Thr Glu Gly Ser Ile Phe Ile Gly

245 250 255

aca ttg aga cat caa cat gtg acc atc cta tcg gct aaa ggg agc agt 816

Thr Leu Arg His Gln His Val Thr Ile Leu Ser Ala Lys Gly Ser Ser

260 265 270

ttt gat atc att cca gac ttt caa act cgt ttt cat gaa gcc tac tgc 864

Phe Asp Ile Ile Pro Asp Phe Gln Thr Arg Phe His Glu Ala Tyr Cys

275 280 285

ttg gag ctt cag cat ttc gcc gag tgt gtc cgg aat gga aaa aca ccg 912

Leu Glu Leu Gln His Phe Ala Glu Cys Val Arg Asn Gly Lys Thr Pro

290 295 300

att gtg act gat att gat gcg acg atc aat tta gaa gtg ggt atc gcc 960

Ile Val Thr Asp Ile Asp Ala Thr Ile Asn Leu Glu Val Gly Ile Ala

305 310 315 320

gca acc aat tcc ttt cga aac ggc atg ccg gta cag cta gat gtg aag 1008

Ala Thr Asn Ser Phe Arg Asn Gly Met Pro Val Gln Leu Asp Val Lys

325 330 335

cgc gct tat aca ggt atg taa 1029

Arg Ala Tyr Thr Gly Met

340

<210> SEQ ID NO: 71

<211> LENGTH: 342

<212> TYPE: PRT

<213> ORGANISM: Bacillus subtilis

<400> SEQENCE: 71

Met Glu His Gln Val Arg Cys Ala Val Leu Gly Leu Gly Arg Leu Gly

1 5 10 15

Tyr Tyr His Ala Lys Asn Leu Val Thr Ser Val Pro Gly Ala Lys Leu

20 25 30

Val Cys Val Gly Asp Pro Leu Lys Gly Arg Ala Glu Gln Val Ala Arg

35 40 45

Glu Leu Gly Ile Glu Lys Trp Ser Glu Asp Pro Tyr Glu Val Leu Glu

50 55 60

Asp Pro Gly Ile Asp Ala Val Ile Ile Val Thr Pro Thr Ser Thr His

65 70 75 80

Gly Asp Met Ile Ile Lys Ala Ala Glu Asn Gly Lys Gln Ile Phe Val

85 90 95

Glu Lys Pro Leu Thr Leu Ser Leu Glu Glu Ser Lys Ala Ala Ser Glu

100 105 110

Lys Val Lys Glu Thr Gly Val Ile Cys Gln Val Gly Phe Met Arg Arg

115 120 125

Phe Asp Pro Ala Tyr Ala Asp Ala Lys Arg Arg Ile Asp Ala Gly Glu

130 135 140

Ile Gly Lys Pro Ile Tyr Tyr Lys Gly Phe Thr Arg Asp Gln Gly Ala

145 150 155 160

Pro Pro Ala Glu Phe Ile Lys His Ser Gly Gly Ile Phe Ile Asp Cys

165 170 175

Ser Ile His Asp Tyr Asp Ile Ala Arg Tyr Leu Leu Gly Ala Glu Ile

180 185 190

Thr Ser Val Ser Gly His Gly Arg Ile Leu Asn Asn Pro Phe Met Glu

195 200 205

Gln Tyr Gly Asp Val Asp Gln Ala Leu Thr Tyr Ile Glu Phe Asp Ser

210 215 220

Gly Ala Ala Gly Asp Val Glu Ala Ser Arg Thr Ser Pro Tyr Gly His

225 230 235 240

Asp Ile Arg Ala Glu Val Ile Gly Thr Glu Gly Ser Ile Phe Ile Gly

245 250 255

Thr Leu Arg His Gln His Val Thr Ile Leu Ser Ala Lys Gly Ser Ser

260 265 270

Phe Asp Ile Ile Pro Asp Phe Gln Thr Arg Phe His Glu Ala Tyr Cys

275 280 285

Leu Glu Leu Gln His Phe Ala Glu Cys Val Arg Asn Gly Lys Thr Pro

290 295 300

Ile Val Thr Asp Ile Asp Ala Thr Ile Asn Leu Glu Val Gly Ile Ala

305 310 315 320

Ala Thr Asn Ser Phe Arg Asn Gly Met Pro Val Gln Leu Asp Val Lys

325 330 335

Arg Ala Tyr Thr Gly Met

340

<210> SEQ ID NO: 72

<211> LENGTH: 1080

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Bacillus subtilis

<220> FEATURE:

<221> NAME/KEY: CDS

<222> LOCATION: (1)..(1080)

<400> SEQENCE: 72

atg ttg ata acg ctt tta aag ggg aga aga aaa gtg gat acg atc aag 48

Met Leu Ile Thr Leu Leu Lys Gly Arg Arg Lys Val Asp Thr Ile Lys

1 5 10 15

gtt gga ata tta gga tac gga ttg tcc ggt tct gtt ttt cac ggg ccg 96

Val Gly Ile Leu Gly Tyr Gly Leu Ser Gly Ser Val Phe His Gly Pro

20 25 30

ctg ctg gat gtt ctg gat gaa tat caa atc agc aaa atc atg aca tca 144

Leu Leu Asp Val Leu Asp Glu Tyr Gln Ile Ser Lys Ile Met Thr Ser

35 40 45

cgg aca gaa gaa gtg aaa cgg gat ttt cca gat gct gag gtt gta cat 192

Arg Thr Glu Glu Val Lys Arg Asp Phe Pro Asp Ala Glu Val Val His

50 55 60

gag ctt gaa gaa atc aca aat gac cct gcc att gag ctt gtc att gtc 240

Glu Leu Glu Glu Ile Thr Asn Asp Pro Ala Ile Glu Leu Val Ile Val

65 70 75 80

acc acc ccg agc ggc ctt cat tac gag cat act atg gca tgc ata cag 288

Thr Thr Pro Ser Gly Leu His Tyr Glu His Thr Met Ala Cys Ile Gln

85 90 95

gcc gga aaa cat gtt gtg atg gaa aaa cca atg aca gca acg gcc gaa 336

Ala Gly Lys His Val Val Met Glu Lys Pro Met Thr Ala Thr Ala Glu

100 105 110

gag ggg gaa aca tta aaa agg gct gcc gat gaa aaa ggc gta tta tta 384

Glu Gly Glu Thr Leu Lys Arg Ala Ala Asp Glu Lys Gly Val Leu Leu

115 120 125

agc gta tat cat aac cga cgc tgg gat aac gat ttt tta acg att aaa 432

Ser Val Tyr His Asn Arg Arg Trp Asp Asn Asp Phe Leu Thr Ile Lys

130 135 140

aag ctg atc tct gag gga tcc ctt gaa gat atc aat aca tat caa gtt 480

Lys Leu Ile Ser Glu Gly Ser Leu Glu Asp Ile Asn Thr Tyr Gln Val

145 150 155 160

tcc tat aac cgc tac aga cct gaa gtt caa gcg cgg tgg cgg gaa aaa 528

Ser Tyr Asn Arg Tyr Arg Pro Glu Val Gln Ala Arg Trp Arg Glu Lys

165 170 175

gaa ggc act gcc act ggt acg ctg tat gat ctc ggc tcc cac atc ata 576

Glu Gly Thr Ala Thr Gly Thr Leu Tyr Asp Leu Gly Ser His Ile Ile

180 185 190

gac caa acc ctg cat ttg ttt ggg atg cct aaa gcc gtg act gca aac 624

Asp Gln Thr Leu His Leu Phe Gly Met Pro Lys Ala Val Thr Ala Asn

195 200 205

gtg atg gcc cag cgg gaa aat gcc gaa acg gtt gac tat ttt cat tta 672

Val Met Ala Gln Arg Glu Asn Ala Glu Thr Val Asp Tyr Phe His Leu

210 215 220

acc ctg gat tat ggc aag ctt caa gcc att cta tac gga gga tca atc 720

Thr Leu Asp Tyr Gly Lys Leu Gln Ala Ile Leu Tyr Gly Gly Ser Ile

225 230 235 240

gtt ccg gca aac gga cct cgt tat caa atc cat gga aaa gat tct agc 768

Val Pro Ala Asn Gly Pro Arg Tyr Gln Ile His Gly Lys Asp Ser Ser

245 250 255

ttt atc aaa tat gga att gac gga cag gaa gac gca ctc aga gcg gga 816

Phe Ile Lys Tyr Gly Ile Asp Gly Gln Glu Asp Ala Leu Arg Ala Gly

260 265 270

aga aaa cca gag gat gac agc tgg ggt gcg gat gtt ccg gag ttt tac 864

Arg Lys Pro Glu Asp Asp Ser Trp Gly Ala Asp Val Pro Glu Phe Tyr

275 280 285

gga aag ctt aca acc att cgt ggc tcc gac aaa aaa aca gaa acg att 912

Gly Lys Leu Thr Thr Ile Arg Gly Ser Asp Lys Lys Thr Glu Thr Ile

290 295 300

cca tca gta aat ggc tcc tac ctt act tat tac cgt aaa ata gcg gaa 960

Pro Ser Val Asn Gly Ser Tyr Leu Thr Tyr Tyr Arg Lys Ile Ala Glu

305 310 315 320

agc ata cga gaa ggt gct gcg ctg cca gtc act gct gag gaa ggt att 1008

Ser Ile Arg Glu Gly Ala Ala Leu Pro Val Thr Ala Glu Glu Gly Ile

325 330 335

aat gtc atc cgc atc att gaa gcc gcg atg gaa agc agt aaa gag aaa 1056

Asn Val Ile Arg Ile Ile Glu Ala Ala Met Glu Ser Ser Lys Glu Lys

340 345 350

cga acc att atg ctg gag cac taa 1080

Arg Thr Ile Met Leu Glu His

355

<210> SEQ ID NO: 73

<211> LENGTH: 359

<212> TYPE: PRT

<213> ORGANISM: Bacillus subtilis

<400> SEQENCE: 73

Met Leu Ile Thr Leu Leu Lys Gly Arg Arg Lys Val Asp Thr Ile Lys

1 5 10 15

Val Gly Ile Leu Gly Tyr Gly Leu Ser Gly Ser Val Phe His Gly Pro

20 25 30

Leu Leu Asp Val Leu Asp Glu Tyr Gln Ile Ser Lys Ile Met Thr Ser

35 40 45

Arg Thr Glu Glu Val Lys Arg Asp Phe Pro Asp Ala Glu Val Val His

50 55 60

Glu Leu Glu Glu Ile Thr Asn Asp Pro Ala Ile Glu Leu Val Ile Val

65 70 75 80

Thr Thr Pro Ser Gly Leu His Tyr Glu His Thr Met Ala Cys Ile Gln

85 90 95

Ala Gly Lys His Val Val Met Glu Lys Pro Met Thr Ala Thr Ala Glu

100 105 110

Glu Gly Glu Thr Leu Lys Arg Ala Ala Asp Glu Lys Gly Val Leu Leu

115 120 125

Ser Val Tyr His Asn Arg Arg Trp Asp Asn Asp Phe Leu Thr Ile Lys

130 135 140

Lys Leu Ile Ser Glu Gly Ser Leu Glu Asp Ile Asn Thr Tyr Gln Val

145 150 155 160

Ser Tyr Asn Arg Tyr Arg Pro Glu Val Gln Ala Arg Trp Arg Glu Lys

165 170 175

Glu Gly Thr Ala Thr Gly Thr Leu Tyr Asp Leu Gly Ser His Ile Ile

180 185 190

Asp Gln Thr Leu His Leu Phe Gly Met Pro Lys Ala Val Thr Ala Asn

195 200 205

Val Met Ala Gln Arg Glu Asn Ala Glu Thr Val Asp Tyr Phe His Leu

210 215 220

Thr Leu Asp Tyr Gly Lys Leu Gln Ala Ile Leu Tyr Gly Gly Ser Ile

225 230 235 240

Val Pro Ala Asn Gly Pro Arg Tyr Gln Ile His Gly Lys Asp Ser Ser

245 250 255

Phe Ile Lys Tyr Gly Ile Asp Gly Gln Glu Asp Ala Leu Arg Ala Gly

260 265 270

Arg Lys Pro Glu Asp Asp Ser Trp Gly Ala Asp Val Pro Glu Phe Tyr

275 280 285

Gly Lys Leu Thr Thr Ile Arg Gly Ser Asp Lys Lys Thr Glu Thr Ile

290 295 300

Pro Ser Val Asn Gly Ser Tyr Leu Thr Tyr Tyr Arg Lys Ile Ala Glu

305 310 315 320

Ser Ile Arg Glu Gly Ala Ala Leu Pro Val Thr Ala Glu Glu Gly Ile

325 330 335

Asn Val Ile Arg Ile Ile Glu Ala Ala Met Glu Ser Ser Lys Glu Lys

340 345 350

Arg Thr Ile Met Leu Glu His

355

<210> SEQ ID NO: 74

<211> LENGTH: 656

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Pseudomonas abietaniphila AKC-019

<400> SEQENCE: 74

tactttgacg gcaggtctac acatgcagtc gagcggatga gggagcttgc tccctgattc 60

agcggcggac gggtgagtat gcctaggaat ctgcctggta gtgggggaca acgtctcgaa 120

agggacgcta ataccgcata cgtcctacgg gagaaagtgg gggatcttcg gacctcacgc 180

tatcagatga gcctaggtcg gattagctag ttggtgaggt aatggctcac caaggcgacg 240

atccgtaact ggtctgagag gatgatcagt cacactggaa ctgagacacg gtccagactc 300

ctacgggagg cagcagtggg gaatattgga caatgggcga aagcctgatc cagccatgcc 360

gcgtgtgtga agaaggtctt cggattgtaa agcactttaa gttgggagga agggcattaa 420

cctaatacgt tagtgttttg acgttaccga cagaataagc accggctaac tctgtgccag 480

cagccgcggt aatacagagg gtgcaagcgt taatcggaat tactgggcgt aaagcgcgcg 540

taggtggttt gttaagttga atgtgaaatc cccgggctca acctgggaac tgcatccaaa 600

ctggcaagct agagtagggc agagggtggt ggaatttcct gtgtagcggt gaaatg 656

<210> SEQ ID NO: 75

<211> LENGTH: 577

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Burkholderia terrae AKC-020

<400> SEQENCE: 75

ttcttgggcg gctgccttcc atgcagtcga cggcagcgcg ggggcaccct ggcggcgaag 60

tggcgaacgg gtgagtatac atcggacgtg tcctggagtg ggggatagcc cggcgaaagc 120

cggattaata ccgcatacga tcctgggatg aaagcggggg accgaaaggc ctcgcgctca 180

aggggcggcc gatggcagat tagctagttg gtggggtaaa ggcctaccaa ggcgacgatc 240

tgtagctggt ctgagaggac gaccagccac actgggactg agacacggcc cagactccta 300

cgggaggcag cagtggggaa ttttggacaa tgggggcaac cctgatccag caatgccgcg 360

tgtgtgaaga aggccttcgg ggttgtaaag cacttttgtc cggaaagaaa acctccgtcc 420

taatacggtg ggggggatga cggtaccgga agaataagca ccggctaact acgtgccagc 480

agccgcggta atacgtaggg tgcaagcgtt aatcggaatt actgggcgta aagcgtgcgc 540

aggcggttcg ctaagaccga tgtgaaatcc ccgggct 577

<210> SEQ ID NO: 76

<211> LENGTH: 552

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Pseudomonas sp.

<400> SEQENCE: 76

gacctgggcg gcaggcctaa ccatgcagtc gagcggatga caggagcttg ctcctgattc 60

agcggcggac gggtgagtat gcctaggaat ctgcctggta gtgggggaca acgtttcgaa 120

aggaacgcta ataccgcata cgtcctacgg gagaaagcag gggaccttcg ggccttgcgc 180

tatcagatga gcctaggtcg gattagctag ttggtgaggt aatggctcac caaggcgacg 240

atccgtaact ggtctgagag gatgatcagt cacactggaa ctgagacacg gtccagactc 300

ctacgggagg cagcagtggg gaatattgga caatgggcga aagcctgatc cagccatgcc 360

gcgtgtgtga agaaggtctt cggattgtaa agcactttaa gttgggagga agggcagtaa 420

attaatactt tgctgttttg acgttaccga cagaataagc accggctaac tctgtgccag 480

cagccgcggt aatacagagg gtgcaagcgt taatcggaat tactgggcgt aaagcgcgcg 540

taggtggttt gt 552

<210> SEQ ID NO: 77

<211> LENGTH: 551

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Pseudomonas sp.

<400> SEQENCE: 77

cacccttggc gcaggtctac acatgcagtc gagcggcagc cgggtacttg tacctggtgg 60

cgagcggcgg acgggtgagt atgcctagga tctgcctggt agtgggggat gacgttcgga 120

aacgaacgct aataccgcat acgtcctacg ggagaagcag gggaccttcg ggccttgcgc 180

tatcagatga gcctaggtcg gattagctag ttggtgaggt aatggctcac caaggcgacg 240

atccgtaact ggtctgagag gatgatcagt cacactggaa ctgagacacg gtccagactc 300

ctacaggagg cagcagtggg gaatattgga caatgggcga aagcctgatc cagccatgcc 360

gcgtgtgtga agaaggtctt cggattgtaa agcactttaa gttgggagga agggcagtta 420

cctaatacgt gattgttttg acgttaccga cagaataagc accggctaac tctgtgccag 480

cagccgcggt aatacagagg gtgcaagcgt taatcggaat tactgggcgt aaagcgcgcg 540

taggtggttc g 551

<210> SEQ ID NO: 78

<211> LENGTH: 558

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Pseudomonas sp.

<400> SEQENCE: 78

gcctgggcgc aggtctacca tgcagtcgag cggcagcacg ggtacttgta cctggtggcg 60

agcggcggac gggtgagtaa tgcctaggaa tctgcctggt agtgggggat aacgttcgga 120

aacgaacgct aataccgcat acgtcctacg ggagaaagca ggggaccttc gggccttgcg 180

ctatcagatg agcctaggtc ggattagcta gttggtgagg taatggctca ccaaggcgac 240

gatccgtaac tggtctgaga ggatgatcag tcacactgga actgagacac ggtccagact 300

cctacgggag gcagcagtgg ggaatattgg acaatgggcg aaagcctgat ccagccatgc 360

cgcgtgtgtg aagaaggtct tcggattgta aagcacttta agttgggagg aagggcagtt 420

acctaatacg tgattgtttt gacgttaccg acagaataag caccggctaa ctctgtgcca 480

gcagccgcgg taatacagag ggtgcaagcg ttaatcggaa ttactgggcg taaagcgcgc 540

gtaggtggtt cgttaagt 558

<210> SEQ ID NO: 79

<211> LENGTH: 563

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Pseudomonas sp.

<400> SEQENCE: 79

tccctgggcg gcagcctaac catgcagtcg agcggatgac agagagcttg ctcctggatt 60

cagcggcgga cgggtgagta atgcctagga atctgcctgg tagtggggga caacgtttcg 120

aaaggaacgc taataccgca tacgtcctac gggagaaagc aggggacctt cgggccttgc 180

gctatcagat gagcctaggt cggattagct agttggtgag gtaatggctc accaaggcga 240

cgatccgtaa ctggtctgag aggatgatca gtcacactgg aactgagaca cggtccagac 300

tcctacggga ggcagcagtg gggaatattg gacaatgggc gaaagcctga tccagccatg 360

ccgcgtgtgt gaagaaggtc ttcggattgt aaagcacttt aagttgggag gaagggcagt 420

aaattaatac tttgctgttt tgacgttacc gacagaataa gcaccggcta actctgtgcc 480

agcagccgcg gtaatacaga ggtgttttat gcgtttaatc ggaattactg ggcgtaaagc 540

gcgcgtaggt ggttttgtta agt 563

<210> SEQ ID NO: 80

<211> LENGTH: 649

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Pseudomonas sp.

<400> SEQENCE: 80

taattggccg gcagtctaac catgcagtcg agcggatgac gggagcttgc tcccgaattc 60

agcggcggac gggtgagtat gcctaggaat ctgcctggta gtgggggaca acgtctcgaa 120

agggacgcta ataccgcata cgtcctacgg gagaaagtgg gggatcttcg gacctcacgc 180

tatcagatga gcctaggtcg gattagctag ttggtgaggt aatggctcac caaggcgacg 240

atccgtaact ggtctgagag gatgatcagt cacactggaa ctgagacacg gtccagactc 300

ctacgggagg cagcagtggg gaatattgga caatgggcga aagcctgatc cagccatgcc 360

gcgtgtgtga agaaggtctt cggattgtaa agcactttaa gttgggagga agggcattaa 420

cctaatacgt tgatgttttg acgttaccga cagaataagc accggctaac tctgtgccag 480

cagccgcggt aatacagagg gtgcaagcgt taatcggaat tactgggcgt aaagcgcgcg 540

taggtggttt gttaagttgg atgtgaaagc cccgggctca acctgggaac tgcatccaaa 600

actggcaagc tagagtaggg cagagggtgg tggaatttcc tgtgtagcg 649

<210> SEQ ID NO: 81

<211> LENGTH: 555

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Burkholderia sediminicola

<400> SEQENCE: 81

gccctgggcg cctgccttaa catgcagtcg acggcagcac gggagcaatc ctggtggcga 60

gtggcgaacg ggtgagtaat acatcggaac gtgtcctgta gtgggggata gcccggcgaa 120

agccggatta ataccgcata cgctctacgg aggaaagggg gggatcttag gacctcccgc 180

tacaggggcg gccgatggca gattagctag ttggtggggt aaaggcctac caaggcgacg 240

atctgtagct ggtctgagag gacgaccagc cacactggga ctgagacacg gcccagactc 300

ctacgggagg cagcagtggg gaattttgga caatgggcga aagcctgatc cagcaatgcc 360

gcgtgtgtga agaaggcctt cgggttgtaa agcacttttg tccggaaaga aaacctccgc 420

cctaatatgg tggggggatg acggtaccgg aagaataagc accggctaac tacgtgccag 480

cagccgcggt aatacgtagg gtgcaagcgt taatcggaat tactgggcgt aaagcgtgcg 540

caggcggtcc gctaa 555

<210> SEQ ID NO: 82

<211> LENGTH: 615

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Burkholderia terrae

<400> SEQENCE: 82

tcaccttggc cggcatgctt cacatgcagt cgacggcagc gcgggggcac cctggtggcg 60

agtggcgaac gggtgagtat acatcggaac gtgtcctgga gtgggggata gcccggcgaa 120

agccggatta ataccgcata cgatctcagg atgaaagcgg gggaccgaaa ggcctcgcgc 180

tcaaggggcg gccgatggca gattagctag ttggtggggt aaaggcctac caaggcgacg 240

atctgtagct ggtctgagag gacgaccagc cacactggga ctgagacacg gcccagactc 300

ctacgggagg cagcagtggg gaattttgga caatgggggc aaccctgatc cagcaatgcc 360

gcgtgtgtga agaaggcctt cgggttgtaa agcacttttg tccggaaaga aaacctccgt 420

cctaatacgg tggggggatg acggtaccgg aagaataagc accggctaac tacgtgccag 480

cagccgcggt aatacgtagg gtgcaagcgt taatcggaat tactgggcgt aaagcgtgcg 540

caggcggttc gctaagaccg atgtgaaatc cccgggctta acctgggaac tgcattggtg 600

actggcgggc tagag 615

<210> SEQ ID NO: 83

<211> LENGTH: 668

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Burkholderia sp.

<400> SEQENCE: 83

tccccttggc ggcatgcctt ccatgcagtc gacggcagca cgggggcaac cctggtggcg 60

agtggcgaac gggtgagtat acatcggaac gtgtcctgga gtgggggata gcccggcgaa 120

agccggatta ataccgcata cgatccctgg atgaaagcgg gggaccgaaa ggcctcgcgc 180

tcaaggggcg gccgatggca gattagctag ttggtggggt aaaggcctac caaggcgacg 240

atctgtagct ggtctgagag gacgaccagc cacactggga ctgagacacg gcccagactc 300

ctacgggagg cagcagtggg gaattttgga caatgggggc aaccctgatc cagcaatgcc 360

gcgtgtgtga agaaggcctt cgggttgtaa agcacttttg tccggaaaga aaacctccgt 420

cctaatacgg tggggggatg acggtaccgg aagaataagc accggctaac tacgtgccag 480

cagccgcggt aatacgtagg gtgcaagcgt taatcggaat tactgggcgt aaagcgtgcg 540

caggcggttc gctaagaccg atgtgaaatc cccgggctta acctgggaac tgcattggtg 600

actggcgggc tagagtatgg cagagggggg tagaatttcc acgtgtagca gtgaaatgcg 660

tagagatg 668

<210> SEQ ID NO: 84

<211> LENGTH: 20

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

<220> FEATURE:

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

<400> SEQENCE: 84

agagtttgat cctggctcag 20

<210> SEQ ID NO: 85

<211> LENGTH: 21

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

<220> FEATURE:

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

<400> SEQENCE: 85

acggctacct tgttacgact t 21

<210> SEQ ID NO: 86

<211> LENGTH: 20

<212> TYPE: DNA

<213> ORGANISM: Artificial Sequence

<220> FEATURE:

<223> OTHER INFORMATION: Primer

<400> SEQENCE: 86

agagtttgat cctggctcag 20

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クエルシトールの製造方法及び用途 HOKKO CHEM IND CO LTD 25 June 1997 19 January 1999
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Cooling fluid composition for fuel cell SHISHIAI-KABUSHIKIGAISHA,EGAWA, HIROSHI,KAGA, NOBUYUKI 24 March 2004 29 September 2005
(-)-2-デオキシ-シロ-イノソースの製造方法 北興化学工業株式会社 11 June 2003 06 January 2005
Process for producing scyllo-inositol HOKKO CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD. 14 October 2004 26 October 2006
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