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  • Description: acylphosphate:glycerol-phosphate acyltransferase

Gene name plsY
Synonyms yneS
Essential yes PubMed
Product acylphosphate:glycerol-phosphate acyltransferase
Function biosynthesis of phospholipids
Gene expression levels in SubtiExpress: plsY
Interactions involving this protein in SubtInteract: PlsY
Metabolic function and regulation of this protein in SubtiPathways:
MW, pI 20 kDa, 10.408
Gene length, protein length 579 bp, 193 aa
Immediate neighbours yneR, yneT
Sequences Protein DNA DNA_with_flanks
Genetic context
YneS context.gif
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Expression at a glance   PubMed
PlsY expression.png

Categories containing this gene/protein

biosynthesis of lipids, essential genes, membrane proteins

This gene is a member of the following regulons

The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag: BSU18070

Phenotypes of a mutant

essential PubMed

Database entries

  • DBTBS entry: no entry
  • SubtiList entry: [1]

Additional information

The protein

Basic information/ Evolution

  • Catalyzed reaction/ biological activity: Acyl-phosphate + sn-glycerol 3-phosphate = acyl-sn-glycerol 3-phosphate + phosphate (according to UniProt)
  • Protein family: UPF0078 family (according to Swiss-Prot)
  • Paralogous protein(s):

Extended information on the protein

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Database entries

  • Structure:
  • KEGG entry: [2]
  • E.C. number:

Additional information

Expression and regulation

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Biological materials

  • Mutant:
  • Expression vector:
  • lacZ fusion:
  • GFP fusion:
  • two-hybrid system: B. pertussis adenylate cyclase-based bacterial two hybrid system (BACTH), available in Matsumoto lab PubMed
  • Antibody:

Labs working on this gene/protein

Your additional remarks



Yasutaro Fujita, Hiroshi Matsuoka, Kazutake Hirooka
Regulation of fatty acid metabolism in bacteria.
Mol Microbiol: 2007, 66(4);829-39
[PubMed:17919287] [] [DOI] (P p)

Stephen W White, Jie Zheng, Yong-Mei Zhang, Rock
The structural biology of type II fatty acid biosynthesis.
Annu Rev Biochem: 2005, 74;791-831
[PubMed:15952903] [] [DOI] (P p)

Original Publications

Jessica C Zweers, Thomas Wiegert, Jan Maarten van Dijl
Stress-responsive systems set specific limits to the overproduction of membrane proteins in Bacillus subtilis.
Appl Environ Microbiol: 2009, 75(23);7356-64
[PubMed:19820159] [] [DOI] (I p)

Yoshinori Hara, Masahide Seki, Satoshi Matsuoka, Hiroshi Hara, Atsushi Yamashita, Kouji Matsumoto
Involvement of PlsX and the acyl-phosphate dependent sn-glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase PlsY in the initial stage of glycerolipid synthesis in Bacillus subtilis.
Genes Genet Syst: 2008, 83(6);433-42
[PubMed:19282621] [] [DOI] (P p)

Luciana Paoletti, Ying-Jie Lu, Gustavo E Schujman, Diego de Mendoza, Charles O Rock
Coupling of fatty acid and phospholipid synthesis in Bacillus subtilis.
J Bacteriol: 2007, 189(16);5816-24
[PubMed:17557823] [] [DOI] (P p)

Alison Hunt, Joy P Rawlins, Helena B Thomaides, Jeff Errington
Functional analysis of 11 putative essential genes in Bacillus subtilis.
Microbiology (Reading): 2006, 152(Pt 10);2895-2907
[PubMed:17005971] [] [DOI] (P p)