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1.E.36 The Mycobacterial 2 TMS Phage Holin (M2 Hol) Family

The Mycobactrerial 2 TMS holins have been identified and recognized by Catalao et al (2012).  The Mycobacterium phage D29 gp11 protein (1.E.36.1.7) is a holin that, upon expression, rapidly kills both E. coli and Mycobacterium smegmatis. Shortening gp11 from its C-terminus resulted in diminished cytotoxicity and smaller holes. The two TMSs at the N-terminus alone do not integrate into the cytoplasmic membrane and do not show toxicity.  Fusion of the two TMSs and a small C-terminal coiled-coil region resulted in restoration of cell killing. The second TMS is dispensable for toxicity, but the gp11 C-terminal region is necessary but not sufficient for toxicity.

This family belongs to the: Holin VII Superfamily .

References associated with 1.E.36 family:

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Leprince, A., M. Nuytten, E. July, C. Tesseur, and J. Mahillon. (2022). Getting Outside the Cell: Versatile Holin Strategies Used by Distinct Phages to Leave Their Bacillus thuringiensis Host. J. Virol. 96: e0069622. 35758660