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To find the accessory proteins participating in expression and maturation of nickel-containing superoxide dismutase (NiSOD), a metal-binding protein (CbiXhp) homologous to cobaltochelatase (CbiX) of Bacillus megaterium was isolated by nickel-nitrilotriacetic acid resin from Streptomyces seoulensis. The deduced amino acid sequence of cbiXhp showed 87% and 39% identity to CbiX of Streptomyces coelicolor and that of B. megaterium, respectively. Overexpression of CbiXhp increased the activity and the expression of NiSOD in the presence and absence of nickel, but to a lesser extent in its absence. This result indicates that CbiXhp is involved in the expression of NiSOD.
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