methanococcus

Summary

Summary: A genus of anaerobic coccoid METHANOCOCCACEAE whose organisms are motile by means of polar tufts of flagella. These methanogens are found in salt marshes, marine and estuarine sediments, and the intestinal tract of animals.

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  1. Bardy S, Mori T, Komoriya K, Aizawa S, Jarrell K. Identification and localization of flagellins FlaA and FlaB3 within flagella of Methanococcus voltae. J Bacteriol. 2002;184:5223-33 pubmed
    b>Methanococcus voltae possesses four flagellin genes, two of which (flaB1 and flaB2) have previously been reported to encode major components of the flagellar filament...
  2. Lupa B, Hendrickson E, Leigh J, Whitman W. Formate-dependent H2 production by the mesophilic methanogen Methanococcus maripaludis. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008;74:6584-90 pubmed publisher
    b>Methanococcus maripaludis, an H(2)- and formate-utilizing methanogen, produced H(2) at high rates from formate...
  3. Xuan J, Yao H, Feng Y, Wang J. Cloning, expression and purification of DNA-binding protein Mvo10b from Methanococcus voltae. Protein Expr Purif. 2009;64:162-6 pubmed publisher
    Mvo10b from the mesophilic archaeon Methanococcus voltae is a member of the Sac10b family which may play an important role in the organization and accessibility of genetic information in Archaea...
  4. Stadtman T. A gold mine of fascinating enzymes: those remarkable, strictly anaerobic bacteria, Methanococcus vannielii and Clostridium sticklandii. J Biol Chem. 2002;277:49091-100 pubmed
  5. Wang G, Guo R, Bartlam M, Yang H, Xue H, Liu Y, et al. Crystal structure of a DNA binding protein from the hyperthermophilic euryarchaeon Methanococcus jannaschii. Protein Sci. 2003;12:2815-22 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we report the 2.0 A resolution crystal structure of Mja10b from the euryarchaeon Methanococcus jannaschii. The model of Mja10b has been refined to an R-factor of 20.9%...
  6. van den Berg B, Clemons W, Collinson I, Modis Y, Hartmann E, Harrison S, et al. X-ray structure of a protein-conducting channel. Nature. 2004;427:36-44 pubmed publisher
    ..We report the crystal structure of the complex from Methanococcus jannaschii at a resolution of 3.2 A...
  7. Bilokapic S, Korencic D, S ll D, Weygand Durasevic I. The unusual methanogenic seryl-tRNA synthetase recognizes tRNASer species from all three kingdoms of life. Eur J Biochem. 2004;271:694-702 pubmed
    The methanogenic archaea Methanococcus jannaschii and M. maripaludis contain an atypical seryl-tRNA synthetase (SerRS), which recognizes eukaryotic and bacterial tRNAsSer, in addition to the homologous tRNASer and tRNASec species...
  8. Jarrell K, Stark M, Nair D, Chong J. Flagella and pili are both necessary for efficient attachment of Methanococcus maripaludis to surfaces. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2011;319:44-50 pubmed publisher
    b>Methanococcus maripaludis has two surface appendages, namely flagella and pili. Flagella have been shown to be required for swimming, but no specific role has been assigned as yet to pili. In this report, wild-type M...
  9. Hillesland K, Stahl D. Rapid evolution of stability and productivity at the origin of a microbial mutualism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010;107:2124-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Twenty-four independent pairings (cocultures) of the bacterium Desulfovibrio vulgaris and the archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis were established and followed for 300 community doublings in two environments, one allowing for ..

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  1. Thomas N, Mueller S, Klein A, Jarrell K. Mutants in flaI and flaJ of the archaeon Methanococcus voltae are deficient in flagellum assembly. Mol Microbiol. 2002;46:879-87 pubmed
    The fla gene locus of Methanococcus voltae encodes the major structural components of the flagellum as well as other flagellar-related proteins...
  2. Qian X, He Y, Ma X, Fodje M, Grochulski P, Luo Y. Calcium stiffens archaeal Rad51 recombinase from Methanococcus voltae for homologous recombination. J Biol Chem. 2006;281:39380-7 pubmed
    ..that the strand exchange activity but not the ATPase activity of an archaeal RadA/Rad51 recombinase from Methanococcus voltae (MvRadA) is also subject to calcium stimulation...
  3. Qian X, He Y, Luo Y. Binding of a second magnesium is required for ATPase activity of RadA from Methanococcus voltae. Biochemistry. 2007;46:5855-63 pubmed
    ..Our recent crystallographic studies on a RadA recombinase from Methanococcus voltae (MvRadA) have unexpectedly revealed a secondary magnesium at the subunit interface approximately 11 A ..
  4. Walters A, Chong J. Methanococcus maripaludis: an archaeon with multiple functional MCM proteins?. Biochem Soc Trans. 2009;37:1-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Unusually, the genome of the methanogenic archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis contains four MCM homologues, all of which contain the conserved motifs required for function...
  5. Saleh L, Southworth M, Considine N, O Neill C, Benner J, Bollinger J, et al. Branched intermediate formation is the slowest step in the protein splicing reaction of the Ala1 KlbA intein from Methanococcus jannaschii. Biochemistry. 2011;50:10576-89 pubmed publisher
    We report the first detailed investigation of the kinetics of protein splicing by the Methanococcus jannaschii KlbA (Mja KlbA) intein...
  6. Li E, Reich C, Olsen G. A whole-genome approach to identifying protein binding sites: promoters in Methanocaldococcus (Methanococcus) jannaschii. Nucleic Acids Res. 2008;36:6948-58 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, the conserved bases immediately upstream and downstream of the BRE and TATA box suggest that the composition and structure of archaeal natural promoters are more complicated. ..
  7. Kusmierczyk A, MARTIN J. Nested cooperativity and salt dependence of the ATPase activity of the archaeal chaperonin Mm-cpn. FEBS Lett. 2003;547:201-4 pubmed
    The properties of the ATPase activity of the type II chaperonin from Methanococcus maripaludis (Mm-cpn) were examined. Mm-cpn can hydrolyze not only ATP, but also CTP, UTP, and GTP, albeit with different effectiveness...
  8. Huffman J, Li H, White R, Tainer J. Structural basis for recognition and catalysis by the bifunctional dCTP deaminase and dUTPase from Methanococcus jannaschii. J Mol Biol. 2003;331:885-96 pubmed
    ..deaminase and dUTPase activities are usually found in separate but homologous enzymes, the hyperthermophile Methanococcus jannaschii has an enzyme, DCD-DUT, that harbors both dCTP deaminase and dUTP pyrophosphatase activities...
  9. Hendrickson E, Kaul R, Zhou Y, Bovee D, Chapman P, Chung J, et al. Complete genome sequence of the genetically tractable hydrogenotrophic methanogen Methanococcus maripaludis. J Bacteriol. 2004;186:6956-69 pubmed
    The genome sequence of the genetically tractable, mesophilic, hydrogenotrophic methanogen Methanococcus maripaludis contains 1,722 protein-coding genes in a single circular chromosome of 1,661,137 bp...
  10. K ster S, Wehner M, Herrmann C, K hlbrandt W, Yildiz O. Structure and function of the FeoB G-domain from Methanococcus jannaschii. J Mol Biol. 2009;392:405-19 pubmed publisher
    ..We determined high-resolution X-ray structures of the FeoB G-domain from Methanococcus jannaschii with and without bound GDP or Mg(2+)-GppNHp...
  11. Hu J, Xue Y, Lee S, Ha Y. The crystal structure of GXGD membrane protease FlaK. Nature. 2011;475:528-31 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we report the crystal structure of FlaK, a preflagellin peptidase from Methanococcus maripaludis, solved at 3.6?Å resolution. The structure contains six transmembrane helices...
  12. Liu Y, Zhu X, Nakamura A, Orlando R, S ll D, Whitman W. Biosynthesis of 4-thiouridine in tRNA in the methanogenic archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis. J Biol Chem. 2012;287:36683-92 pubmed publisher
    ..Using the methanogenic archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis, we show that deletion of ThiI (MMP1354) abolished the biosynthesis of s(4)U but not of thiamine...
  13. Fischer M, Romisch W, Schiffmann S, Kelly M, Oschkinat H, Steinbacher S, et al. Biosynthesis of riboflavin in archaea studies on the mechanism of 3,4-dihydroxy-2-butanone-4-phosphate synthase of Methanococcus jannaschii. J Biol Chem. 2002;277:41410-6 pubmed publisher
    The hypothetical protein predicted by the open reading frame MJ0055 of Methanococcus jannaschii was expressed in a recombinant Escherichia coli strain under the control of a synthetic gene optimized for translation in an eubacterial host...
  14. Stolyar S, Van Dien S, Hillesland K, Pinel N, Lie T, Leigh J, et al. Metabolic modeling of a mutualistic microbial community. Mol Syst Biol. 2007;3:92 pubmed
    ..of these relationships, we took advantage of the fully sequenced genomes of Desulfovibrio vulgaris and Methanococcus maripaludis to produce and analyze the first multispecies stoichiometric metabolic model...
  15. Feng L, Yan H, Wu Z, Yan N, Wang Z, Jeffrey P, et al. Structure of a site-2 protease family intramembrane metalloprotease. Science. 2007;318:1608-12 pubmed publisher
    ..The structure reveals how zinc embedded in an integral membrane protein can catalyze peptide cleavage...
  16. Werner F, Weinzierl R. A recombinant RNA polymerase II-like enzyme capable of promoter-specific transcription. Mol Cell. 2002;10:635-46 pubmed
    ..The assembly of mutant enzymes yielded several unexpected insights into the structural and functional contributions of various subunits toward overall RNAP activity. ..
  17. Lai B, Li Y, Cao A, Lai L. Metal ion binding and enzymatic mechanism of Methanococcus jannaschii RNase HII. Biochemistry. 2003;42:785-91 pubmed publisher
    ..have studied the thermodynamic properties of four metal ions (Mg(2+), Mn(2+), Ca(2+), and Ba(2+)) binding to Methanococcus jannaschii RNase HII using isothermal titration calorimetry...
  18. Ding Y, Jones G, Uchida K, Aizawa S, Robotham A, Logan S, et al. Identification of genes involved in the biosynthesis of the third and fourth sugars of the Methanococcus maripaludis archaellin N-linked tetrasaccharide. J Bacteriol. 2013;195:4094-104 pubmed publisher
    ..In Methanococcus maripaludis, the archaellins are modified at multiple sites with an N-linked tetrasaccharide with the ..
  19. Lie T, Leigh J. Regulatory response of Methanococcus maripaludis to alanine, an intermediate nitrogen source. J Bacteriol. 2002;184:5301-6 pubmed
    In the methanogenic archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis, growth with ammonia results in conditions of nitrogen excess...
  20. Porat I, Waters B, Teng Q, Whitman W. Two biosynthetic pathways for aromatic amino acids in the archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis. J Bacteriol. 2004;186:4940-50 pubmed publisher
    b>Methanococcus maripaludis is a strictly anaerobic, methane-producing archaeon...
  21. Moore B, Leigh J. Markerless mutagenesis in Methanococcus maripaludis demonstrates roles for alanine dehydrogenase, alanine racemase, and alanine permease. J Bacteriol. 2005;187:972-9 pubmed publisher
    Among the archaea, Methanococcus maripaludis has the unusual ability to use L- or D-alanine as a nitrogen source...
  22. Faehnle C, Ohren J, Viola R. A new branch in the family: structure of aspartate-beta-semialdehyde dehydrogenase from Methanococcus jannaschii. J Mol Biol. 2005;353:1055-68 pubmed publisher
    The structure of aspartate-beta-semialdehyde dehydrogenase (ASADH) from Methanococcus jannaschii has been determined to 2...
  23. Christian T, Evilia C, Williams S, Hou Y. Distinct origins of tRNA(m1G37) methyltransferase. J Mol Biol. 2004;339:707-19 pubmed
  24. Brochier C, Forterre P, Gribaldo S. Archaeal phylogeny based on proteins of the transcription and translation machineries: tackling the Methanopyrus kandleri paradox. Genome Biol. 2004;5:R17 pubmed
    ..We analyzed archaeal phylogeny using two concatenated datasets consisting of 14 proteins involved in transcription and 53 ribosomal proteins (3,275 and 6,377 positions, respectively)...
  25. Chu X, Liu X, Yau M, Leung Y, Li D. Expression and purification of Arg196 and Lys272 mutants of mevalonate kinase from Methanococcus jannaschii. Protein Expr Purif. 2003;30:210-8 pubmed
    ..We subcloned the gene of mevalonate kinase from Methanococcus jannaschii into a bacterial expression vector pLM1 with six continuous histidine codons attached to the 5' end ..
  26. Lu Z, Markham G. Catalytic properties of the archaeal S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase from Methanococcus jannaschii. J Biol Chem. 2004;279:265-73 pubmed publisher
    ..AdoMetDC from the Archaea Methanococcus jannaschii is a prototype for a recently discovered class that is not homologous to the eucaryotic enzymes or ..
  27. Xia Q, Hendrickson E, Wang T, Lamont R, Leigh J, Hackett M. Protein abundance ratios for global studies of prokaryotes. Proteomics. 2007;7:2904-19 pubmed
    ..and the utility of proteomics for global gene regulation studies are discussed for the methanogenic Archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis...
  28. Kusmierczyk A, Martin J. Nucleotide-dependent protein folding in the type II chaperonin from the mesophilic archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis. Biochem J. 2003;371:669-73 pubmed publisher
    We report the characterization of the first chaperonin (Mm-cpn) from a mesophilic archaeon, Methanococcus maripaludis...
  29. Lie T, Dodsworth J, Nickle D, Leigh J. Diverse homologues of the archaeal repressor NrpR function similarly in nitrogen regulation. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2007;271:281-8 pubmed publisher
    ..of nitrogen assimilation genes that was recently discovered and characterized in the methanogenic archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis. NrpR homologues are widely distributed in Euryarchaeota and present in a few bacterial species...
  30. Kravchenko O, Mitroshin I, Nikonov S, Piendl W, Garber M. Structure of a two-domain N-terminal fragment of ribosomal protein L10 from Methanococcus jannaschii reveals a specific piece of the archaeal ribosomal stalk. J Mol Biol. 2010;399:214-20 pubmed publisher
    ..In this work, a long RNA-binding N-terminal fragment of L10 from Methanococcus jannaschii has been isolated and crystallized...
  31. Shams Eldin H, Chaban B, Niehus S, Schwarz R, Jarrell K. Identification of the archaeal alg7 gene homolog (encoding N-acetylglucosamine-1-phosphate transferase) of the N-linked glycosylation system by cross-domain complementation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Bacteriol. 2008;190:2217-20 pubmed publisher
    The Mv1751 gene product is thought to catalyze the first step in the N-glycosylation pathway in Methanococcus voltae...
  32. Major T, Liu Y, Whitman W. Characterization of energy-conserving hydrogenase B in Methanococcus maripaludis. J Bacteriol. 2010;192:4022-30 pubmed publisher
    The Methanococcus maripaludis energy-conserving hydrogenase B (Ehb) generates low potential electrons required for autotrophic CO(2) assimilation...
  33. Li H, Graupner M, Xu H, White R. CofE catalyzes the addition of two glutamates to F420-0 in F420 coenzyme biosynthesis in Methanococcus jannaschii. Biochemistry. 2003;42:9771-8 pubmed publisher
    The protein product of the Methanococcus jannaschii MJ0768 gene has been expressed in Escherichia coli, purified to homogeneity, and shown to catalyze the GTP-dependent addition of two l-glutamates to the l-lactyl phosphodiester of 7,8-..
  34. Bartlett M, Thomm M, Geiduschek E. Topography of the euryarchaeal transcription initiation complex. J Biol Chem. 2004;279:5894-903 pubmed
    ..The location of this protein suggests that it, like TFB1, could also have a role in transcription initiation following RNA polymerase recruitment. ..
  35. Maisnier Patin S, Malandrin L, Birkeland N, Bernander R. Chromosome replication patterns in the hyperthermophilic euryarchaea Archaeoglobus fulgidus and Methanocaldococcus (Methanococcus) jannaschii. Mol Microbiol. 2002;45:1443-50 pubmed
    ..replication patterns in the two hyperthermophilic euryarchaea Archaeoglobus fulgidus and Methanocaldococcus(Methanococcus) jannaschii by marker frequency analysis (MFA). For A...
  36. Chaban B, Logan S, Kelly J, Jarrell K. AglC and AglK are involved in biosynthesis and attachment of diacetylated glucuronic acid to the N-glycan in Methanococcus voltae. J Bacteriol. 2009;191:187-95 pubmed publisher
    ..To continue the study of the Methanococcus voltae N-glycosylation pathway, characteristics of known eukaryotic, bacterial, and archaeal proteins involved ..
  37. Heinicke I, Muller J, Pittelkow M, Klein A. Mutational analysis of genes encoding chromatin proteins in the archaeon Methanococcus voltae indicates their involvement in the regulation of gene expression. Mol Genet Genomics. 2004;272:76-87 pubmed
    ..The methanogenic archaeon Methanococcus voltae harbors four genes coding for all these three types of chromatin proteins...
  38. Porat I, Sieprawska Lupa M, Teng Q, Bohanon F, White R, Whitman W. Biochemical and genetic characterization of an early step in a novel pathway for the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids and p-aminobenzoic acid in the archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis. Mol Microbiol. 2006;62:1117-31 pubmed publisher
    b>Methanococcus maripaludis is a strictly anaerobic, methane-producing archaeon and facultative autotroph capable of biosynthesizing all the amino acids and vitamins required for growth...
  39. Suzuki M, Lee D, Inyamah N, Stadtman T, Tjandra N. Solution NMR structure of selenium-binding protein from Methanococcus vannielii. J Biol Chem. 2008;283:25936-43 pubmed publisher
    ..In Methanococcus vannielii, selenium transport in the cell is established by the selenium-binding protein, SeBP...
  40. Walker C, He Z, Yang Z, Ringbauer J, He Q, Zhou J, et al. The electron transfer system of syntrophically grown Desulfovibrio vulgaris. J Bacteriol. 2009;191:5793-801 pubmed publisher
  41. Xia Q, Wang T, Hendrickson E, Lie T, Hackett M, Leigh J. Quantitative proteomics of nutrient limitation in the hydrogenotrophic methanogen Methanococcus maripaludis. BMC Microbiol. 2009;9:149 pubmed publisher
    Methanogenic Archaea play key metabolic roles in anaerobic ecosystems, where they use H2 and other substrates to produce methane. Methanococcus maripaludis is a model for studies of the global response to nutrient limitations.
  42. Richter H, Zoephel J, Schermuly J, Maticzka D, Backofen R, Randau L. Characterization of CRISPR RNA processing in Clostridium thermocellum and Methanococcus maripaludis. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012;40:9887-96 pubmed publisher
    ..of novel Cas6 enzymes from the bacterial and archaeal model organisms Clostridium thermocellum and Methanococcus maripaludis C5. Methanococcus maripaludis Cas6b in vitro activity and specificity was determined...
  43. Kim R, Lai L, Lee H, Cheong G, Kim K, Wu Z, et al. On the mechanism of chaperone activity of the small heat-shock protein of Methanococcus jannaschii. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003;100:8151-5 pubmed
    The small heat-shock protein (sHSP) from Methanococcus jannaschii (Mj HSP16...
  44. Haydock A, Porat I, Whitman W, Leigh J. Continuous culture of Methanococcus maripaludis under defined nutrient conditions. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2004;238:85-91 pubmed
    To study global regulation in the methanogenic archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis, we devised a system for steady-state growth in chemostats...
  45. Bardy S, Ng S, Carnegie D, Jarrell K. Site-directed mutagenesis analysis of amino acids critical for activity of the type I signal peptidase of the archaeon Methanococcus voltae. J Bacteriol. 2005;187:1188-91 pubmed
    Site-directed mutagenesis studies of the signal peptidase of the methanogenic archaeon Methanococcus voltae identified three conserved residues (Ser52, His122, and Asp148) critical for activity...
  46. Hendrickson E, Haydock A, Moore B, Whitman W, Leigh J. Functionally distinct genes regulated by hydrogen limitation and growth rate in methanogenic Archaea. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007;104:8930-4 pubmed
    ..Cells of Methanococcus maripaludis were grown by using continuous culture to deconvolute the effects of hydrogen limitation and ..
  47. Tsukazaki T, Mori H, Fukai S, Ishitani R, Mori T, Dohmae N, et al. Conformational transition of Sec machinery inferred from bacterial SecYE structures. Nature. 2008;455:988-91 pubmed publisher
    ..The only high-resolution structure of a translocon available so far is that for SecYEbeta from the archaeon Methanococcus jannaschii, which lacks SecA. Here we present the 3...
  48. Mazumdar V, Snitkin E, Amar S, Segrè D. Metabolic network model of a human oral pathogen. J Bacteriol. 2009;191:74-90 pubmed publisher
    ..The current model, which is amenable to further experimental testing and refinements, could prove useful in evaluating the oral microbiome dynamics and in the development of novel biomedical applications...
  49. Liu Y, Sieprawska Lupa M, Whitman W, White R. Cysteine is not the sulfur source for iron-sulfur cluster and methionine biosynthesis in the methanogenic archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis. J Biol Chem. 2010;285:31923-9 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Methanococcus maripaludis is a methanogenic archaeon that contains a high amount of protein-bound Fe-S clusters (45 nmol/mg ..
  50. Angelaccio S, Chiaraluce R, Consalvi V, Buchenau B, Giangiacomo L, Bossa F, et al. Catalytic and thermodynamic properties of tetrahydromethanopterin-dependent serine hydroxymethyltransferase from Methanococcus jannaschii. J Biol Chem. 2003;278:41789-97 pubmed publisher
    ..reports on the purification and characterization of recombinant SHMT from the hyperthermophilic methanogen Methanococcus jannaschii...
  51. Sun J, Klein A. A lysR-type regulator is involved in the negative regulation of genes encoding selenium-free hydrogenases in the archaeon Methanococcus voltae. Mol Microbiol. 2004;52:563-71 pubmed
    The archaeon Methanococcus voltae encodes two pairs of NiFe-hydrogenase isoenzymes. One hydrogenase of each pair contains selenium in the active site, whereas the other one is selenium-free...
  52. Chen S, Yakunin A, Kuznetsova E, Busso D, Pufan R, Proudfoot M, et al. Structural and functional characterization of a novel phosphodiesterase from Methanococcus jannaschii. J Biol Chem. 2004;279:31854-62 pubmed publisher
    b>Methanococcus jannaschii MJ0936 is a hypothetical protein of unknown function with over 50 homologs found in many bacteria and Archaea...
  53. Vinothkumar K, Smits S, Kuhlbrandt W. pH-induced structural change in a sodium/proton antiporter from Methanococcus jannaschii. EMBO J. 2005;24:2720-9 pubmed
    ..MjNhaP1 from Methanococcus jannaschii, a hyperthermophilic archaeon that grows optimally at 85 degrees C, was cloned and expressed in ..
  54. Porat I, Kim W, Hendrickson E, Xia Q, Zhang Y, Wang T, et al. Disruption of the operon encoding Ehb hydrogenase limits anabolic CO2 assimilation in the archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis. J Bacteriol. 2006;188:1373-80 pubmed
    b>Methanococcus maripaludis is a mesophilic archaeon that reduces CO2 to methane with H2 or formate as an energy source. It contains two membrane-bound energy-conserving hydrogenases, Eha and Ehb...
  55. Xia Q, Hendrickson E, Zhang Y, Wang T, Taub F, Moore B, et al. Quantitative proteomics of the archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis validated by microarray analysis and real time PCR. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2006;5:868-81 pubmed
    For the archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis, a fully sequenced and annotated model species of hydrogenotrophic methanogen, we report validation of quantitative protein level expression ratios on a proteome-wide basis...
  56. Chaban B, Voisin S, Kelly J, Logan S, Jarrell K. Identification of genes involved in the biosynthesis and attachment of Methanococcus voltae N-linked glycans: insight into N-linked glycosylation pathways in Archaea. Mol Microbiol. 2006;61:259-68 pubmed
    ..trisaccharide [beta-ManpNAcA6Thr-(1-4)-beta-GlcpNAc3NAcA-(1-3)-beta-GlcpNAc]N-linked to asparagine residues in Methanococcus voltae flagellin and S-layer proteins affords new opportunities to investigate N-linked glycosylation pathways ..
  57. Kendall M, Liu Y, Sieprawska Lupa M, Stetter K, Whitman W, Boone D. Methanococcus aeolicus sp. nov., a mesophilic, methanogenic archaeon from shallow and deep marine sediments. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2006;56:1525-9 pubmed
    ..and Nankai-3(T) grew at temperatures that were more similar to those of recognized species within the genus Methanococcus. Strain Nankai-3(T) grew fastest at 46 degrees C...
  58. Kamtekar S, Hohn M, Park H, Schnitzbauer M, Sauerwald A, S ll D, et al. Toward understanding phosphoseryl-tRNACys formation: the crystal structure of Methanococcus maripaludis phosphoseryl-tRNA synthetase. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007;104:2620-5 pubmed publisher
    ..We have determined, at 3.2-A resolution, the structure of the Methanococcus maripaludis phosphoseryl-tRNA synthetase (SepRS), which catalyzes the first step of this pathway...
  59. Stock T, Selzer M, Connery S, Seyhan D, Resch A, Rother M. Disruption and complementation of the selenocysteine biosynthesis pathway reveals a hierarchy of selenoprotein gene expression in the archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis. Mol Microbiol. 2011;82:734-47 pubmed publisher
    ..An Escherichia coli strain lacking the gene for tRNA(sec) could only be complemented with the homologue from Methanococcus maripaludis when a single base in the anticodon loop was exchanged demonstrating that this base is a crucial ..
  60. Rother M, Mathes I, Lottspeich F, Bock A. Inactivation of the selB gene in Methanococcus maripaludis: effect on synthesis of selenoproteins and their sulfur-containing homologs. J Bacteriol. 2003;185:107-14 pubmed
    The genome of Methanococcus maripaludis harbors genes for at least six selenocysteine-containing proteins and also for homologs that contain a cysteine codon in the position of the UGA selenocysteine codon...
  61. Coskun U, Chaban Y, Lingl A, Muller V, Keegstra W, Boekema E, et al. Structure and subunit arrangement of the A-type ATP synthase complex from the archaeon Methanococcus jannaschii visualized by electron microscopy. J Biol Chem. 2004;279:38644-8 pubmed
    ..S. A. 100, 2312-2315). Here, we report the first projected structure of an intact A(1)A(0) ATP synthase from Methanococcus jannaschii as determined by electron microscopy and single particle analysis at a resolution of 1.8 nm...
  62. Ouhammouch M, Werner F, Weinzierl R, Geiduschek E. A fully recombinant system for activator-dependent archaeal transcription. J Biol Chem. 2004;279:51719-21 pubmed
  63. Qian X, Wu Y, He Y, Luo Y. Crystal structure of Methanococcus voltae RadA in complex with ADP: hydrolysis-induced conformational change. Biochemistry. 2005;44:13753-61 pubmed
    ..Here we present the crystal structure of an archaeal RadA from Methanococcus voltae (MvRadA) in complex with ADP and Mg2+ at 2.1 A resolution...
  64. Basak S, Ghosh T. Temperature adaptation of synonymous codon usage in different functional categories of genes: a comparative study between homologous genes of Methanococcus jannaschii and Methanococcus maripaludis. FEBS Lett. 2006;580:3895-9 pubmed
    Synonymous codon usage of homologous sequences between Methanococcus jannaschii and Methanococcus maripaludis have been analyzed in three broad functional categories of genes namely: (i) information storage and processing; (ii) ..
  65. Clare D, Stagg S, Quispe J, Farr G, Horwich A, Saibil H. Multiple states of a nucleotide-bound group 2 chaperonin. Structure. 2008;16:528-34 pubmed publisher
    ..In contrast to the ordered apo state of the group 1 chaperonin GroEL, the unliganded form of the homo-16-mer Methanococcus maripaludis group 2 chaperonin is very open and flexible, with intersubunit contacts only in the central ..
  66. Francuski D, Saenger W. Crystal structure of the antitoxin-toxin protein complex RelB-RelE from Methanococcus jannaschii. J Mol Biol. 2009;393:898-908 pubmed publisher
    Here we present the crystal structure of the Methanococcus jannaschii RelE-RelB (RelBE) toxin-antitoxin (TA) protein complex determined by the MIRAS (multiple isomorphous replacement with anomalous signal) method...
  67. Bova M, Huang Q, Ding L, Horwitz J. Subunit exchange, conformational stability, and chaperone-like function of the small heat shock protein 16.5 from Methanococcus jannaschii. J Biol Chem. 2002;277:38468-75 pubmed
    Hsp16.5, isolated from the hyperthermophilic Archaea Methanococcus jannaschii, is a member of the small heat-shock protein family. Small Hsps have 12- to 42-kDa subunit sizes and have sequences that are conserved among all organisms...
  68. Ng S, Jarrell K. Cloning and characterization of archaeal type I signal peptidase from Methanococcus voltae. J Bacteriol. 2003;185:5936-42 pubmed
    ..In this study, the putative type I signal peptidase gene in Methanococcus voltae was cloned and overexpressed in Escherichia coli, the membranes of which were used as the enzyme source ..
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    ..Although the crystal structure of HSP16.5, a small heat shock protein from Methanococcus jannaschii, revealed that it is a hollow sphere composed of 24 identical subunits, its activation mechanism ..
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    The structure of the trimeric adenylate kinase from the Archaebacteria Methanococcus mariplaludis (AK(MAR)) has been solved to 2.5-A resolution and the temperature dependent stability and kinetics of the enzyme measured...
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    ..The enzyme responsible for the removal of the flagellin leader peptide was identified as FlaK. FlaK of Methanococcus voltae retains its preflagellin peptidase activity when expressed in Escherichia coli and used in an in vitro ..
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    ..Among the NAD kinase homologs, the primary structure of MJ0917 of hyperthermophilic archaeal Methanococcus jannaschii is unique...
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