Construction and application of a dual promoter system for efficient protein production and metabolic pathway enhancement in Bacillus licheniformis.J Biotechnol. 2020 Mar 20; 312:1-10.JB
Promoter plays the critical role in regulating gene transcription, and dual-promoter has received the widespread attentions due to its high efficiency and continuity, here, we want to construct an efficient dual-promoter for protein production and metabolic pathway enhancement. Firstly, our results indicated that P43 promoter efficiently transcribed at logarithmic period, while the σB-type promoters (PylB, PgsiB, PykzA) were active at stationary phase. Then, several dual promoters were constructed by coupling these σB-type promoters with P43, and the attained dual-promoter PykzA-P43 showed the best performance, which led to 1.72-, 3.46- and 1.85-fold increases of green fluorescence intensity, red fluorescence intensity and α-amylase activity, compared with those of the recognized strong promoter P43, respectively. Furthermore, α-amylase activity was further increased to 389.65 U/mL by 32.20 % via optimizing sigma factor binding sites (-10 and -35 boxes) of PykzA-P43, attaining the optimized dual promoter Pdual3. Finally, Pdual3 was applied in metabolic pathway enhancement, and the yields of Poly γ-glutamic acid, acetoin and 2, 3-butanediol were respectively improved by 82.01 %, 17.09 % and 99.39 %. Our results indicated that dual-promoter significantly enhanced gene expression, and this study provided an energetic dual-promoter Pdual3 for efficient protein production and metabolic pathway enhancement in Bacillus licheniformis.