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  • Description: two-component ATP-dependent protease

Gene name clpQ
Synonyms hslV, codW
Essential no
Product two-component ATP-dependent protease
Function protein degradation
Gene expression levels in SubtiExpress: clpQ
Interactions involving this protein in SubtInteract: ClpQ
MW, pI 19 kDa, 6.105
Gene length, protein length 543 bp, 181 aa
Immediate neighbours codV, clpY
Sequences Protein DNA DNA_with_flanks
Genetic context
ClpQ context.gif
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Expression at a glance   PubMed
ClpQ expression.png

Categories containing this gene/protein

proteolysis, membrane proteins

This gene is a member of the following regulons

CodY regulon

The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag: BSU16150

Phenotypes of a mutant

Database entries

  • DBTBS entry: [1]
  • SubtiList entry: [2]

Additional information

The protein

Basic information/ Evolution

  • Catalyzed reaction/ biological activity:
  • Protein family: HslV subfamily (according to Swiss-Prot)
  • Paralogous protein(s):

Extended information on the protein

  • Kinetic information:
  • Domains:
  • Modification:
  • Cofactor(s):
  • Effectors of protein activity:
  • Localization:
    • cytoplasm, forms small foci, usually positioned near the cell membrane, formation of foci depends on the presence of the cognate ATPase ClpY PubMed

Database entries

  • KEGG entry: [3]
  • E.C. number:

Additional information

Expression and regulation

  • Regulation:
    • repressed during growth in the presence of branched chain amino acids (CodY) PubMed
  • Regulatory mechanism:
  • Additional information:

Biological materials

  • Mutant:
  • Expression vector:
  • lacZ fusion:
  • GFP fusion:
  • two-hybrid system:
  • Antibody:

Labs working on this gene/protein

Your additional remarks



Additional reviews: PubMed

Original publications

Lyle A Simmons, Alan D Grossman, Graham C Walker
Clp and Lon proteases occupy distinct subcellular positions in Bacillus subtilis.
J Bacteriol: 2008, 190(20);6758-68
[PubMed:18689473] [] [DOI] (I p)

Min Suk Kang, Soon Rae Kim, Pyeongsu Kwack, Byung Kook Lim, Sung Won Ahn, Young Min Rho, Ihn Sik Seong, Seong-Chul Park, Soo Hyun Eom, Gang-Won Cheong, Chin Ha Chung
Molecular architecture of the ATP-dependent CodWX protease having an N-terminal serine active site.
EMBO J: 2003, 22(12);2893-902
[PubMed:12805205] [] [DOI] (P p)

M Ratnayake-Lecamwasam, P Serror, K W Wong, A L Sonenshein
Bacillus subtilis CodY represses early-stationary-phase genes by sensing GTP levels.
Genes Dev: 2001, 15(9);1093-103
[PubMed:11331605] [] [DOI] (P p)

M S Kang, B K Lim, I S Seong, J H Seol, N Tanahashi, K Tanaka, C H Chung
The ATP-dependent CodWX (HslVU) protease in Bacillus subtilis is an N-terminal serine protease.
EMBO J: 2001, 20(4);734-42
[PubMed:11179218] [] [DOI] (P p)

F J Slack, P Serror, E Joyce, A L Sonenshein
A gene required for nutritional repression of the Bacillus subtilis dipeptide permease operon.
Mol Microbiol: 1995, 15(4);689-702
[PubMed:7783641] [] [DOI] (P p)