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Vol. xx, No: xx, 2012, Pages: xxx - xxx

Cell surface proteome of the marine planctomycete Rhodopirellula baltica

Voigt B, Hieu CX, Hempel K, Becher D, Schlüter R, Teeling H, Glöckner FO, Amann R, Hecker M, Schweder T

Institute for Microbiology, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University, Greifswald, Germany; Institute of Marine Biotechnology, Greifswald, Germany.


The surface proteome (surfaceome) of the marine planctomycete Rhodopirellula baltica SH1(T) was studied using a biotinylation and a proteinase K approach combined with SDS-PAGE and mass spectrometry 52 of the proteins identified in both approaches could be assigned to the group of potential surface proteins. Among them are some high molecular weight proteins, potentially involved in cell-cell attachment, that contain domains shown before to be typical for surface proteins like cadherin/ dockerin domains, a bacterial adhesion domain or the fasciclin domain. The identification of proteins with enzymatic functions in the R. baltica surfaceome provides further clues for the suggestion that some degradative enzymes may be anchored onto the cell surface. YTV proteins, which have been earlier supposed to be components of the proteinaceous cell wall of R. baltica, were detected in the surface proteome. Additionally, 8 proteins with a novel protein structure combining a conserved type IV pilin /N-methylation domain and a planctomycete-typical DUF1559 domain were identified.

Keywords:marine planctomycete Rhodopirellula baltica,potential surface proteins,Rhodopirellula baltica.


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