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  • Description: endo-xylanase, preference for methylglucurono-xylan

Gene name xynC
Synonyms ynfF
Essential no
Product endo-xylanase
Function xylan degradation
Gene expression levels in SubtiExpress: xynC
MW, pI 47 kDa, 9.078
Gene length, protein length 1266 bp, 422 aa
Immediate neighbours ynfE, xynD
Sequences Protein DNA DNA_with_flanks
Genetic context
YnfF context.gif
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Expression at a glance   PubMed
XynC expression.png

Categories containing this gene/protein

utilization of specific carbon sources

This gene is a member of the following regulons

AbrB regulon

The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag: BSU18150

Phenotypes of a mutant

Database entries

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

Additional information

The protein

Basic information/ Evolution

  • Catalyzed reaction/ biological activity: Endohydrolysis of (1->4)-beta-D-xylosyl links in some glucuronoarabinoxylans (according to Swiss-Prot)
  • Protein family: glycosyl hydrolase 30 family (according to Swiss-Prot)
  • Paralogous protein(s):

Extended information on the protein

  • Kinetic information:
  • Domains:
  • Modification:
  • Cofactor(s):
  • Effectors of protein activity:

Database entries

  • KEGG entry: [2]

Additional information

Expression and regulation

  • Regulation:
  • 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



Massimiliano Marvasi, Pieter T Visscher, Lilliam Casillas Martinez
Exopolymeric substances (EPS) from Bacillus subtilis: polymers and genes encoding their synthesis.
FEMS Microbiol Lett: 2010, 313(1);1-9
[PubMed:20735481] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Original publications

Mun Su Rhee, Lusha Wei, Neha Sawhney, John D Rice, Franz J St John, Jason C Hurlbert, James F Preston
Engineering the xylan utilization system in Bacillus subtilis for production of acidic Xylooligosaccharides.
Appl Environ Microbiol: 2014, 80(3);917-27
[PubMed:24271172] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Franz J St John, Jason C Hurlbert, John D Rice, James F Preston, Edwin Pozharski
Ligand bound structures of a glycosyl hydrolase family 30 glucuronoxylan xylanohydrolase.
J Mol Biol: 2011, 407(1);92-109
[PubMed:21256135] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Onuma Chumsakul, Hiroki Takahashi, Taku Oshima, Takahiro Hishimoto, Shigehiko Kanaya, Naotake Ogasawara, Shu Ishikawa
Genome-wide binding profiles of the Bacillus subtilis transition state regulator AbrB and its homolog Abh reveals their interactive role in transcriptional regulation.
Nucleic Acids Res: 2011, 39(2);414-28
[PubMed:20817675] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Franz J St John, David K Godwin, James F Preston, Edwin Pozharski, Jason C Hurlbert
Crystallization and crystallographic analysis of Bacillus subtilis xylanase C.
Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun: 2009, 65(Pt 5);499-503
[PubMed:19407387] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Birgit Voigt, Haike Antelmann, Dirk Albrecht, Armin Ehrenreich, Karl-Heinz Maurer, Stefan Evers, Gerhard Gottschalk, Jan Maarten van Dijl, Thomas Schweder, Michael Hecker
Cell physiology and protein secretion of Bacillus licheniformis compared to Bacillus subtilis.
J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol: 2009, 16(1-2);53-68
[PubMed:18957862] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Franz J St John, John D Rice, James F Preston
Characterization of XynC from Bacillus subtilis subsp. subtilis strain 168 and analysis of its role in depolymerization of glucuronoxylan.
J Bacteriol: 2006, 188(24);8617-26
[PubMed:17028274] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)