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  • Description: aspartokinase I (alpha and beta subunits)

Gene name dapG
Synonyms lssD
Essential no
Product aspartokinase I (alpha and beta subunits)
Function biosynthesis of lysine and peptidoglycan
Metabolic function and regulation of this protein in SubtiPathways:
Lys, Thr
MW, pI 42 kDa, 5.709
Gene length, protein length 1212 bp, 404 aa
Immediate neighbours asd, dapA
Get the DNA and protein sequences
(Barbe et al., 2009)
Genetic context
DapG context.gif
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The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag: BSU16760

Phenotypes of a mutant

Database entries

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

Additional information

The protein

Basic information/ Evolution

  • Catalyzed reaction/ biological activity: ATP + L-aspartate = ADP + 4-phospho-L-aspartate (according to Swiss-Prot)
  • Protein family: aspartokinase family (according to Swiss-Prot)
  • Paralogous protein(s):

Extended information on the protein

  • Kinetic information:
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  • Modification:
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Database entries

  • Structure:
  • KEGG entry: [3]

Additional information

Expression and regulation

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  • Regulation:
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Biological materials

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

Labs working on this gene/protein

Your additional remarks


N Y Chen, S Q Jiang, D A Klein, H Paulus
Organization and nucleotide sequence of the Bacillus subtilis diaminopimelate operon, a cluster of genes encoding the first three enzymes of diaminopimelate synthesis and dipicolinate synthase.
J. Biol. Chem.: 1993, 268(13);9448-65
[PubMed:8098035] [WorldCat.org] (P p)