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  • Description: pyridoxine, pyridoxal, and pyridoxamine kinase

Gene name pdxK
Synonyms ywdB, ipa-52r, thiD
Essential no
Product pyridoxine, pyridoxal, and pyridoxamine kinase
Function biosynthesis of pyridoxal phosphate
Gene expression levels in SubtiExpress: pdxK
MW, pI 28 kDa, 4.922
Gene length, protein length 813 bp, 271 aa
Immediate neighbours ywzG, ywdA
Get the DNA and protein sequences
(Barbe et al., 2009)
Genetic context
ThiD context.gif
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Expression at a glance   PubMed
PdxK expression.png

Categories containing this gene/protein

biosynthesis of cofactors

This gene is a member of the following regulons

The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag: BSU38020

Phenotypes of a mutant

Database entries

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

Additional information

The protein

Basic information/ Evolution

  • Catalyzed reaction/ biological activity: ATP + 4-amino-2-methyl-5-phosphomethylpyrimidine = ADP + 4-amino-2-methyl-5-diphosphomethylpyrimidine (according to Swiss-Prot)
  • Protein family: thiD family (according to Swiss-Prot)
  • Paralogous protein(s): ThiD

Extended information on the protein

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

Database entries

  • KEGG entry: [3]

Additional information

  • subject to Clp-dependent proteolysis upon glucose starvation PubMed

Expression and regulation

  • Sigma factor:
  • Regulation:
  • Regulatory mechanism:
  • Additional information: subject to Clp-dependent proteolysis upon glucose starvation PubMed

Biological materials

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

Labs working on this gene/protein

Your additional remarks


Joseph A Newman, Sanjan K Das, Svetlana E Sedelnikova, David W Rice
Cloning, purification and preliminary crystallographic analysis of a putative pyridoxal kinase from Bacillus subtilis.
Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun: 2006, 62(Pt 10);1006-9
[PubMed:17012797] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Joo-Heon Park, Kristin Burns, Cynthia Kinsland, Tadhg P Begley
Characterization of two kinases involved in thiamine pyrophosphate and pyridoxal phosphate biosynthesis in Bacillus subtilis: 4-amino-5-hydroxymethyl-2methylpyrimidine kinase and pyridoxal kinase.
J Bacteriol: 2004, 186(5);1571-3
[PubMed:14973012] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

A Fouet, A Klier, G Rapoport
Nucleotide sequence of the sucrase gene of Bacillus subtilis.
Gene: 1986, 45(2);221-5
[PubMed:3100393] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)