Characterization of a novel N-acylhomoserine lactonase, AidP, from Antarctic Planococcus sp.
N-acylhomoserine lactones (AHLs) are well-studied signalling molecules produced by some Gram-negative Proteobacteria for bacterial cell-to-cell communication or quorum sensing. We have previously demonstrated the degradation of AHLs by an Antarctic bacterium, Planococcus versutus L10.15T, at low temperature through the production of an AHL lactonase. In this study, we cloned the AHL lactonase gene and characterized the purified novel enzyme.
Authors: See-Too, Wah Seng, Convey, Peter ORCID record for Peter Convey, Pearce, David ORCID record for David Pearce, Chan, Kok-Gan