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  • Description: glycine betaine/carnitine/choline ABC transporter (binding protein)

Gene name opuCC
Synonyms yvbC
Essential no
Product glycine betaine/carnitine/choline ABC transporter (binding protein)
Function compatible solute transport
Gene expression levels in SubtiExpress: opuCC
Interactions involving this protein in SubtInteract: OpuCC
Metabolic function and regulation of this protein in SubtiPathways:
MW, pI 33 kDa, 5.694
Gene length, protein length 909 bp, 303 aa
Immediate neighbours opuCD, opuCB
Sequences Protein DNA DNA_with_flanks
Genetic context
OpuCC context.gif
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Expression at a glance   PubMed
OpuCC expression.png

Categories containing this gene/protein

ABC transporters, coping with hyper-osmotic stress, membrane proteins

This gene is a member of the following regulons

OpcR regulon

The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag: BSU33810

Phenotypes of a mutant

Database entries

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

Additional information

The protein

Basic information/ Evolution

  • Catalyzed reaction/ biological activity:
  • Protein family:
  • Paralogous protein(s): OpuBC

Extended information on the protein

  • Kinetic information:
  • Domains:
  • Modification:
  • Cofactor(s):
  • Effectors of protein activity:

Database entries

  • KEGG entry: [2]
  • E.C. number:

Additional information

Expression and regulation

  • Regulatory mechanism:
  • Additional information:
    • number of protein molecules per cell (minimal medium with glucose and ammonium): 150 PubMed

Biological materials

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

Labs working on this gene/protein

Your additional remarks


Chun-Hao Lee, Tien-Yu Wu, Gwo-Chyuan Shaw
Involvement of OpcR, a GbsR-type transcriptional regulator, in negative regulation of two evolutionarily closely related choline uptake genes in Bacillus subtilis.
Microbiology (Reading): 2013, 159(Pt 10);2087-2096
[PubMed:23960087] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Yang Du, Wei-Wei Shi, Yong-Xing He, Yi-Hu Yang, Cong-Zhao Zhou, Yuxing Chen
Structures of the substrate-binding protein provide insights into the multiple compatible solute binding specificities of the Bacillus subtilis ABC transporter OpuC.
Biochem J: 2011, 436(2);283-9
[PubMed:21366542] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Tamara Hoffmann, Erhard Bremer
Protection of Bacillus subtilis against cold stress via compatible-solute acquisition.
J Bacteriol: 2011, 193(7);1552-62
[PubMed:21296969] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

R M Kappes, B Kempf, S Kneip, J Boch, J Gade, J Meier-Wagner, E Bremer
Two evolutionarily closely related ABC transporters mediate the uptake of choline for synthesis of the osmoprotectant glycine betaine in Bacillus subtilis.
Mol Microbiol: 1999, 32(1);203-16
[PubMed:10216873] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Y Quentin, G Fichant, F Denizot
Inventory, assembly and analysis of Bacillus subtilis ABC transport systems.
J Mol Biol: 1999, 287(3);467-84
[PubMed:10092453] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

G Nau-Wagner, J Boch, Le Good JA, E Bremer
High-affinity transport of choline-O-sulfate and its use as a compatible solute in Bacillus subtilis.
Appl Environ Microbiol: 1999, 65(2);560-8
[PubMed:9925583] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)