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Metagenomic Identification of a Novel Salt Tolerance Gene from the Human Gut Microbiome Which Encodes a Membrane Protein with Homology to a brp/blh-Family β-Carotene 15,15′-Monooxygenase

Overview of attention for article published in PLOS ONE, July 2014
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Title
Metagenomic Identification of a Novel Salt Tolerance Gene from the Human Gut Microbiome Which Encodes a Membrane Protein with Homology to a brp/blh-Family β-Carotene 15,15′-Monooxygenase
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PLOS ONE, July 2014
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0103318
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Authors

Eamonn P. Culligan, Roy D. Sleator, Julian R. Marchesi, Colin Hill

Abstract

The human gut microbiome consists of at least 3 million non-redundant genes, 150 times that of the core human genome. Herein, we report the identification and characterisation of a novel stress tolerance gene from the human gut metagenome. The locus, assigned brpA, encodes a membrane protein with homology to a brp/blh-family β-carotene monooxygenase. Cloning and heterologous expression of brpA in Escherichia coli confers a significant salt tolerance phenotype. Furthermore, when cultured in the presence of exogenous β-carotene, cell pellets adopt a red/orange pigmentation indicating the incorporation of carotenoids in the cell membrane.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Denmark 1 2%
Unknown 52 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 19%
Student > Master 10 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 15%
Professor 5 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 9%
Other 10 19%
Unknown 5 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 36%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 21%
Chemistry 3 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 4%
Other 8 15%
Unknown 7 13%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 November 2015.
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#6,965,857
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#94,065
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#61,534
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Outputs of similar age from PLOS ONE
#1,492
of 4,782 outputs
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