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=== Additional information===
=== Additional information===
''B. subtilis'' aconitase is both an enzyme and an RNA binding protein
=Expression and regulation=
=Expression and regulation=

Revision as of 08:58, 12 February 2009

  • Description: aconitate hydratase (aconitase)

Gene name citB
Essential no
Product aconitate hydratase (aconitase)
Function TCA cycle
MW, pI 99 kDa, 4.903
Gene length, protein length 2727 bp, 909 aa
Immediate neighbours sspO, yneN
Gene sequence (+200bp) Protein sequence
Genetic context
CitB context.gif

The gene

Basic information

  • Coordinates:

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:
  • Paralogous protein(s):

Extended information on the protein

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

Database entries

  • Structure:
  • Swiss prot entry:
  • KEGG entry:
  • E.C. number:

Additional information

B. subtilis aconitase is both an enzyme and an RNA binding protein

Expression and regulation

  • Regulation:
  • Regulatory mechanism:
  • Additional information:

Biological materials

  • Mutant: GP683 (erm), available in Stülke lab
  • Expression vector:
  • lacZ fusion:
  • GFP fusion:
  • two-hybrid system:
  • Antibody:

Labs working on this gene/protein

Linc Sonenshein, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA Homepage

Jörg Stülke, University of Göttingen, Germany Homepage

Your additional remarks


  1. Rosenkrantz MS, Dingman DW, Sonenshein AL (1985) Bacillus subtilis citB gene is regulated synergistically by glucose and glutamine. J Bacteriol 164:155-164. PubMed
  2. Jourlin-Castelli C, Mani N, Nakano MM, Sonenshein AL (2000) CcpC, a novel regulator of the LysR family required for glucose repression of the citB gene in Bacillus subtilis. J Mol Biol 295:865-878. PubMed
  3. Alén C, Sonenshein AL (1999) Bacillus subtilis aconitase is an RNA-binding protein. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 96:10412-10417. PubMed
  4. Fisher SH, Magasanik B (1984) 2-Ketoglutarate and the regulation of aconitase and histidase formation Bacillus subtilis. J Bacteriol 158:379-382. PubMed
  5. Kim, H. J., S. I. Kim, M. Ratnayake-Lecamwasam, K. Tachikawa, A. L. Sonenshein, and M. Strauch. (2003) Complex regulation of the Bacillus subtilis aconitase gene. J. Bacteriol. 185:1672-1680. PubMed
  6. Blencke, H.-M., Reif, I., Commichau, F. M., Detsch, C., Wacker, I., Ludwig, H. & Stülke, J. (2006) Regulation of citB expression in Bacillus subtilis: Integration of multiple metabolic signals in the citrate pool and by the general nitrogen regulatory system. Arch. Microbiol. 185: 136-146. PubMed
  7. Serio, A. W., Pechter, K. B., and Sonenshein, A. L. (2006) Bacillus subtilis aconitase is required for efficient late-sporulation gene expression. J Bacteriol 188: 6396-6405. PubMed
  8. Nakano MM, Zuber P, Sonenshein AL (1998) Anaerobic regulation of Bacillus subtilis Krebs cycle genes. J Bacteriol. 180: 3304-3311. PubMed
  9. Author1, Author2 & Author3 (year) Title Journal volume: page-page. PubMed