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Abstract

The LitR/CarH protein family transcriptional regulator is a new type of photoreceptor based on the function of adenosyl B (AdoB) as a light-sensitive ligand. Here, we studied a semi-conserved histidine residue (His) in the light-sensing (AdoB-binding) domain at the C-terminus of LitR from a thermophilic Gram-negative bacterium, HB27. The mutation of His within LitR caused a reduction in the rate of carotenoid production in response to illumination. BIAcore analysis revealed that the illuminated-LitRpossesses high DNA-binding activity compared to the wild-type protein. The subunit structure analysis showed that LitR performed an incomplete subunit dissociation. The ability of LitR to associate with AdoBwas reduced compared with that of the wild-type protein in an equilibration dialysis experiment. Overall, these results suggest that His of LitR is involved in the association with AdoB as well as the light-sensitive DNA-binding activity based on oligomer dissociation.

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