The facC gene of Aspergillus nidulans encodes an acetate-inducible carnitine acetyltransferase.
CJ Stemple, MA Davis, MJ Hynes
Journal of Bacteriology | Published : 1998
Mutations in the facC gene of Aspergillus nidulans result in an inability to use acetate as a sole carbon source. This gene has been cloned by complementation. The proposed translation product of the facC gene has significant similarity to carnitine acetyltransferases (CAT) from other organisms. Total CAT activity was found to be inducible by acetate and fatty acids and repressed by glucose. Acetate-inducible activity was found to be absent in facC mutants, while fatty acid-inducible activity was absent in an acuJ mutant. Acetate induction of facC expression was dependent on the facB regulatory gene, and an expressed FacB fusion protein was demonstrated to bind to 5' facC sequences. Carbon c..View full abstract