The nucleotide sequence of the aspartate aminotransferase [EC 2. 6. 1. 1] structural gene, aspC, of Escherichia coli K-12 was determined. The coding region of the aspC gene contained 1, 188 nucleotide residues and encoded 396 amino acid residues. The amino acid sequence deduced from the nucleotide sequence agreed perfectly with that of the protein recently determined for the aspartate aminotransferase of E. coli B (Kondo, K., Wakabayashi, S., Yagi, T., & Kagamiyama, H. (1984) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 122, 62-67).
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