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Characterization of Two Na + (K + , Li +)/H + Antiporters from Natronorubrum daqingense.

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    • Abstract:
      The Na+/H+ antiporter NhaC family protein is a kind of Na+/H+ exchanger from the ion transporter (IT) superfamily, which has mainly been identified in the halophilic bacteria of Bacillus. However, little is known about the Na+/H+ antiporter NhaC family of proteins in the extremely halophilic archaea. In this study, two Na+/H+ antiporter genes, nhaC1 and nhaC2, were screened from the genome of Natronorubrum daqingense based on the gene library and complementation of salt-sensitive Escherichia coli KNabc. A clone vector pUC18 containing nhaC1 or nhaC2 could make KNabc tolerate 0.6 M/0.7 M NaCl or 30 mM/40 mM LiCl and a pH of up to 8.5/9.5, respectively. Functional analysis shows that the Na+(K+, Li+)/H+ antiport activities of NhaC1 and NhaC2 are both pH-dependent in the range of pH 7.0–10.0, and the optimal pH is 9.5. Phylogenetic analysis shows that both NhaC1 and NhaC2 belong to the Na+/H+ antiporter NhaC family of proteins and are significantly distant from the identified NhaC proteins from Bacillus. In summary, we have identified two Na+(K+, Li+)/H+ antiporters from N. daqingense. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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