[Regulation of multidrug resistance genes by transcriptional factors from the BltR subfamily].

I. A. Zharov, M. S. Gel'fand, A. E. Kazakov

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BltR is a MerR family transcriptional factor, experimentally characterized in Bacillus subtilis. It activates transcription of genes encoding multidrug transporter Blt and spermine/spermidine acetyltransferase BltD. Here we studied BltR dependent regulons in 25 bacterial genomes using the comparative genomic approach. The structure of the promoter regions of regulated genes is typical for MerR family activators: the binding sites are located in long spacers between promoter elements. Regulated genes are usually co-localized with regulator genes and are divergently transcribed with them. The studied transcriptional factors regulate the transcription of multidrug transporter and spermine/spermidine acetyltransferase genes. These transporters can be either secondary or ATP-dependent. The phylogenetic analysis demonstrated that their role as multidrug transporters is conserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-723
Number of pages9
JournalMolekulyarnaya Biologiya
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes


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