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Title: Constitutive stringent response restores viability of Bacillus subtilis lacking Structural Maintenance of Chromosome protein      
dateReleased:
09-23-2015
description:
Bacillus subtilis mutants lacking the SMC-ScpAB complex are severely impaired for chromosome condensation and partitioning, DNA repair, and cells are not viable under standard laboratory conditions. We isolated suppressor mutations that restored the capacity of a smc deletion mutant (Δsmc) to grow under standard conditions. These suppressor mutations reduced chromosome segregation defects and abrogated hypersensitivity to gyrase inhibitors of Δsmc. Three suppressor mutations were mapped in genes involved in tRNA aminoacylation and maturation pathways. A transcriptomic survey of isolated suppressor mutations pointed to a potential link between suppression of Δsmc and induction of the stringent response. This link was confirmed by (p)ppGpp quantification which indicated a constitutive induction of the stringent response in multiple suppressor strains. Furthermore, sublethal concentrations of arginine hydroxamate (RHX), a potent inducer of stringent response, restored growth of Δsmc under non permissive conditions. We showed that production of (p)ppGpp alone was sufficient to suppress the thermosensitivity exhibited by the Δsmc mutant. Our findings shed new light on the coordination between chromosome dynamics mediated by SMC-ScpAB and other cellular processes during rapid bacterial growth. A 7 array study of the transcriptome profiles of B. subtilis strain 168, CB167 and CB169: ylbM and ywlC mutant strains. Compared to the wild-type strain the mutant strains were used to characterize the effect of the mutation on transcript profiles in order to understand the suppression of the SMC deletion.
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ID:
E-GEOD-73315
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raw
alternateIdentifiers:
73315
keywords:
functional genomics
dateModified:
09-26-2015
availability:
available
types:
gene expression
name:
Bacillus subtilis subsp. subtilis str. 168
ID:
A-GEOD-19890
name:
Bacillus subtilis gene-level annotation representing two designs (090325_CBS_DTU_Bsub_T2; 110831_CBS_DTU_Bsub_T2)
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accessURL: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/files/E-GEOD-73315/E-GEOD-73315.processed.1.zip
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accessURL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo/query/acc.cgi?acc=GSE73315
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abbreviation:
EBI
homePage: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/
ID:
SCR:004727
name:
European Bioinformatics Institute
homePage: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress/
ID:
SCR:002964
name:
ArrayExpress

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