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  • Description: 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase (acetoacetyl-CoA)

Gene name fadN
Synonyms yusL
Essential no
Product 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase (acetoacetyl-CoA)
Function fatty acid degradation
Gene expression levels in SubtiExpress: fadN
Metabolic function and regulation of this protein in SubtiPathways:
Fatty acid degradation
MW, pI 89 kDa, 6.53
Gene length, protein length 2445 bp, 815 aa
Immediate neighbours fadA, yuzL
Get the DNA and protein sequences
(Barbe et al., 2009)
Genetic context
YusL context.gif
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Expression at a glance   PubMed
FadN expression.png

Categories containing this gene/protein

utilization of lipids

This gene is a member of the following regulons

CcpA regulon, FadR regulon, SdpR regulon

The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag: BSU32840

Phenotypes of a mutant

Database entries

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

Additional information

The protein

Basic information/ Evolution

  • Catalyzed reaction/ biological activity: (S)-3-hydroxyacyl-CoA + NAD+ = 3-oxoacyl-CoA + NADH (according to Swiss-Prot)
  • Protein family: 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase 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

  • Structure:
  • KEGG entry: [3]

Additional information

Expression and regulation

  • Additional information:

Biological materials

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

Labs working on this gene/protein

Your additional remarks


Additional publications: PubMed

Yasutaro Fujita, Hiroshi Matsuoka, Kazutake Hirooka
Regulation of fatty acid metabolism in bacteria.
Mol. Microbiol.: 2007, 66(4);829-39
[PubMed:17919287] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Hiroshi Matsuoka, Kazutake Hirooka, Yasutaro Fujita
Organization and function of the YsiA regulon of Bacillus subtilis involved in fatty acid degradation.
J. Biol. Chem.: 2007, 282(8);5180-94
[PubMed:17189250] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Hans-Matti Blencke, Georg Homuth, Holger Ludwig, Ulrike Mäder, Michael Hecker, Jörg Stülke
Transcriptional profiling of gene expression in response to glucose in Bacillus subtilis: regulation of the central metabolic pathways.
Metab. Eng.: 2003, 5(2);133-49
[PubMed:12850135] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

José E González-Pastor, Errett C Hobbs, Richard Losick
Cannibalism by sporulating bacteria.
Science: 2003, 301(5632);510-3
[PubMed:12817086] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)