EpsA

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  • Description: extracellular polysaccharide synthesis, putative transmembrane modulator of EpsB activity, might activate EpsB autophosphorylation and substrate phosphorylation

Gene name epsA
Synonyms yveK
Essential no
Product unknown
Function extracellular polysaccharide synthesis
MW, pI 25 kDa, 6.071
Gene length, protein length 702 bp, 234 aa
Immediate neighbours epsB, slrR
Get the DNA and protein sequences
(Barbe et al., 2009)
Genetic context
YveK context.gif
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The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag: BSU34370

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: cpsC/capA family (according to Swiss-Prot)
  • Paralogous protein(s): TkmA

Extended information on the protein

  • Kinetic information:
  • Domains:
  • Modification:
  • Cofactor(s):
  • Effectors of protein activity:
  • Interactions:
  • Localization: cell membrane (according to Swiss-Prot)

Database entries

  • Structure:
  • KEGG entry: [3]
  • E.C. number:

Additional information

Expression and regulation

  • Additional information: induction by sequestration of SinR by SinI PubMed

Biological materials

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

Labs working on this gene/protein

Richard Losick, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, USA homepage

Your additional remarks

References

Yunrong Chai, Frances Chu, Roberto Kolter, Richard Losick
Bistability and biofilm formation in Bacillus subtilis.
Mol. Microbiol.: 2008, 67(2);254-63
[PubMed:18047568] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Frances Chu, Daniel B Kearns, Steven S Branda, Roberto Kolter, Richard Losick
Targets of the master regulator of biofilm formation in Bacillus subtilis.
Mol. Microbiol.: 2006, 59(4);1216-28
[PubMed:16430695] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Daniel B Kearns, Frances Chu, Steven S Branda, Roberto Kolter, Richard Losick
A master regulator for biofilm formation by Bacillus subtilis.
Mol. Microbiol.: 2005, 55(3);739-49
[PubMed:15661000] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)