Question concerning GST

Cornelius Krasel krasel at
Wed Jun 30 12:44:08 EST 1999

Jeffrey Shane Temple <jstemple at> wrote:
> I am working with the GST expression system from Pharmacia and have a very
> simple question.  Does GST occur naturally in E. coli?

Since E.coli is completely sequenced, you can answer this question for
yourself by searching Genbank.

The short answer is: yes. Swissprot entry is Gt_Ecoli .

(Actually, this surprised me quite a bit. I had been under the impression
 that glutathione was restricted to eukaryotes...)


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