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  • Description: Fur-regulated basic protein, acts as RNA chaperone for fsrA

Gene name fbpA
Synonyms ydbN
Essential no
Product Fur-regulated basic protein,
acts as RNA chaperone for fsrA
Function RNA chaperone
MW, pI xx,x kDa, 9.50
Gene length, protein length 159 bp, 53 amino acids
Immediate neighbours fbpB, ydbO
Gene sequence (+200bp) Protein sequence
Genetic context
FbpA fbpB context.jpeg

Categories containing this gene/protein

acquisition of iron, iron metabolism, RNA chaperones, short peptides

This gene is a member of the following regulons

Fur regulon

The gene

Basic information

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Phenotypes of a mutant

Database entries

  • BsubCyc: ?
  • BsubCyc: ?
  • DBTBS entry: no entry
  • SubtiList entry: [1]

Additional information

The sequence of the former ydbN gene was corrected, and does now contain two genes, fbpA and fbpB. PubMed

The protein

Basic information/ Evolution

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Extended information on the protein

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Database entries

  • BsubCyc: ?
  • BsubCyc: ?
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  • KEGG entry: no entry
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Additional information

Expression and regulation

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Biological materials

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Labs working on this gene/protein

Your additional remarks


Gregory T Smaldone, Olga Revelles, Ahmed Gaballa, Uwe Sauer, Haike Antelmann, John D Helmann
A global investigation of the Bacillus subtilis iron-sparing response identifies major changes in metabolism.
J Bacteriol: 2012, 194(10);2594-605
[PubMed:22389480] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Ahmed Gaballa, Haike Antelmann, Claudio Aguilar, Sukhjit K Khakh, Kyung-Bok Song, Gregory T Smaldone, John D Helmann
The Bacillus subtilis iron-sparing response is mediated by a Fur-regulated small RNA and three small, basic proteins.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A: 2008, 105(33);11927-32
[PubMed:18697947] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)