Regular paperCoregulation of dihydrofolate reductase and thymidylate synthase B in Bacillus subtilis
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AbstractA 2.0-kb fragment of Bacillus subtilis 168 chromosomal DNA has been shown to contain both the dihydrofolate reductase (dfrA) and thymidylate synthase B (thyB) genes. In addition to the close proximity of dfrA and thyB, the expression of these genes seems to be regulated coordinately. Mutations that map near or within the dfrA gene resulted in coordinate increases in both dihydrofolate reductase and thymidylate synthase B activities. Also, when trimethoprim, a specific inhibitor of dihydrofolate reductase, was added to growing cells, both dihydrofolate reductase and thymidylate synthase B activities increased coordinately.

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