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  • Description: GTP-binding protein

Gene name era
Synonyms bex, yqfH
Essential yes PubMed
Product GTP-binding protein
MW, pI 33 kDa, 8.376
Gene length, protein length 903 bp, 301 aa
Immediate neighbours recO, cdd
Get the DNA and protein sequences
(Barbe et al., 2009)
Genetic context
Era context.gif
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The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag: BSU25290

Phenotypes of a mutant

essential PubMed

Database entries

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

Additional information

The protein

Basic information/ Evolution

  • Catalyzed reaction/ biological activity: Binds and hydrolyzes GTP and readily exchanges GDP for GTP
  • Protein family: Era subfamily (according to Swiss-Prot) Era/Obg family

Extended information on the protein

  • Kinetic information:
  • Domains:
  • Modification:
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Database entries

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

Additional information

Expression and regulation

  • Operon:
  • Sigma factor:
  • Regulation:
  • Regulatory mechanism:
  • Additional information:

Biological materials

  • Mutant:
  • Expression vector: pGP93 (N-terminal Strep-tag, purification from B. subtilis, for SPINE, in pGP380), available in Stülke lab
  • lacZ fusion:
  • GFP fusion:
  • two-hybrid system:
  • Antibody:

Labs working on this gene/protein

Naotake Ogasawara, Nara, Japan

Your additional remarks


Takuya Morimoto, Pek Chin Loh, Tomohiro Hirai, Kei Asai, Kazuo Kobayashi, Shigeki Moriya, Naotake Ogasawara
Six GTP-binding proteins of the Era/Obg family are essential for cell growth in Bacillus subtilis.
Microbiology (Reading, Engl.): 2002, 148(Pt 11);3539-52
[PubMed:12427945] [] [DOI] (P p)