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  • Description: alpha-phosphoglucomutase, required for UDP-glucose synthesis

Gene name pgcA
Synonyms yhxB
Essential no
Product alpha-phosphoglucomutase
Function interconversion of glucose 6-phosphate and alpha-glucose 1-phosphate
Metabolic function and regulation of this protein in SubtiPathways:
Lipid synthesis
MW, pI 62 kDa, 4.913
Gene length, protein length 1695 bp, 565 aa
Immediate neighbours glpD, yhcY
Get the DNA and protein sequences
(Barbe et al., 2009)
Genetic context
YhxB context.gif
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The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag: BSU09310

Phenotypes of a mutant

Database entries

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

Additional information

The protein

Basic information/ Evolution

  • Catalyzed reaction/ biological activity: Alpha-D-glucose 1-phosphate = alpha-D-glucose 6-phosphate (according to Swiss-Prot)
  • Protein family: phosphohexose mutase family (according to Swiss-Prot)
  • Paralogous protein(s):

Extended information on the protein

  • Kinetic information:
  • Domains:
  • Modification: phosphorylated on ser/ thr/ tyr PubMed, PubMed
  • Cofactor(s):
  • Effectors of protein activity:
  • Interactions:
  • Localization:

Database entries

  • Structure:
  • KEGG entry: [2]

Additional information

Expression and regulation

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

Biological materials

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

Labs working on this gene/protein

Your additional remarks


Christine Eymann, Dörte Becher, Jörg Bernhardt, Katrin Gronau, Anja Klutzny, Michael Hecker
Dynamics of protein phosphorylation on Ser/Thr/Tyr in Bacillus subtilis.
Proteomics: 2007, 7(19);3509-26
[PubMed:17726680] [] [DOI] (P p)

Richard B Weart, Amy H Lee, An-Chun Chien, Daniel P Haeusser, Norbert S Hill, Petra Anne Levin
A metabolic sensor governing cell size in bacteria.
Cell: 2007, 130(2);335-47
[PubMed:17662947] [] [DOI] (P p)

Alain Lévine, Françoise Vannier, Cédric Absalon, Lauriane Kuhn, Peter Jackson, Elaine Scrivener, Valérie Labas, Joëlle Vinh, Patrick Courtney, Jérôme Garin, Simone J Séror
Analysis of the dynamic Bacillus subtilis Ser/Thr/Tyr phosphoproteome implicated in a wide variety of cellular processes.
Proteomics: 2006, 6(7);2157-73
[PubMed:16493705] [] [DOI] (P p)

Vladimir Lazarevic, Blazenka Soldo, Noël Médico, Harold Pooley, Sierd Bron, Dimitri Karamata
Bacillus subtilis alpha-phosphoglucomutase is required for normal cell morphology and biofilm formation.
Appl Environ Microbiol: 2005, 71(1);39-45
[PubMed:15640167] [] [DOI] (P p)

Steven S Branda, José Eduardo González-Pastor, Etienne Dervyn, S Dusko Ehrlich, Richard Losick, Roberto Kolter
Genes involved in formation of structured multicellular communities by Bacillus subtilis.
J Bacteriol: 2004, 186(12);3970-9
[PubMed:15175311] [] [DOI] (P p)