Published 2009

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Journal : BMC Genomics , vol. 10 , p. 1 , 2009

International Standard Numbers :
Printed : 1471-2164
Electronic : 1471-2164

Publication type : Academic article

Contributors : Mathiesen, Geir; Sveen, Anita; Brurberg, May Bente; Fredriksen, Lasse; Axelsson, Lars; Eijsink, Vincent

Issue : 425

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Conclusion: This is the first comprehensive experimental study showing that predicted SPs in the L. plantarum genome actually are capable of driving protein secretion. The results reveal considerable variation between the SPs that is at least in part dependent on the protein that is secreted. Several SPs stand out as promising candidates for efficient secretion of heterologous proteins in L. plantarum. The results for NucA provide some hints as to the sequence-based prediction of SP functionality, but the general conclusion is that such prediction is difficult. The vector library generated in this study is based on exchangeable cassettes and provides a powerful tool for rapid experimental screening of SPs.