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  • Description: uracil permease

Gene name pyrP
Essential no
Product uracil permease
Function uracil transport in/out via proton symport
Gene expression levels in SubtiExpress: pyrP
Metabolic function and regulation of this protein in SubtiPathways:
Nucleotides (regulation)
MW, pI 45 kDa, 9.504
Gene length, protein length 1302 bp, 434 aa
Immediate neighbours pyrR, pyrB
Sequences Protein DNA DNA_with_flanks
Genetic context
PyrP context.gif
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Expression at a glance   PubMed
PyrP expression.png

Categories containing this gene/protein

transporters/ other, biosynthesis/ acquisition of nucleotides, membrane proteins

This gene is a member of the following regulons

PyrR regulon

The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag: BSU15480

Phenotypes of a mutant

Database entries

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

Additional information

The protein

Basic information/ Evolution

  • Catalyzed reaction/ biological activity:
  • Protein family: xanthine/uracil permease 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]
  • E.C. number:

Additional information

Expression and regulation

  • Regulation:
    • induced in the absence of uridine nucleotides (PyrR) PubMed
  • Regulatory mechanism:
    • PyrR: RNA switch, transcription termination/ antitermination (in the presence of uridine nucleotides: termination, in their absence: antitermination) PubMed
  • Additional information:

Biological materials

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

Labs working on this gene/protein

Your additional remarks


Hannes Hahne, Susanne Wolff, Michael Hecker, Dörte Becher
From complementarity to comprehensiveness--targeting the membrane proteome of growing Bacillus subtilis by divergent approaches.
Proteomics: 2008, 8(19);4123-36
[PubMed:18763711] [] [DOI] (I p)

Birgit Hobl, Matthias Mack
The regulator protein PyrR of Bacillus subtilis specifically interacts in vivo with three untranslated regions within pyr mRNA of pyrimidine biosynthesis.
Microbiology (Reading): 2007, 153(Pt 3);693-700
[PubMed:17322189] [] [DOI] (P p)

Hesheng Zhang, Casper Møller Jørgensen, Robert L Switzer
Mutations affecting transcription pausing in the Bacillus subtilis pyr operon.
Arch Microbiol: 2005, 184(2);101-7
[PubMed:16133632] [] [DOI] (P p)

Hesheng Zhang, Robert L Switzer
Transcriptional pausing in the Bacillus subtilis pyr operon in vitro: a role in transcriptional attenuation?
J Bacteriol: 2003, 185(16);4764-71
[PubMed:12896995] [] [DOI] (P p)

Y Lu, R J Turner, R L Switzer
Roles of the three transcriptional attenuators of the Bacillus subtilis pyrimidine biosynthetic operon in the regulation of its expression.
J Bacteriol: 1995, 177(5);1315-25
[PubMed:7868607] [] [DOI] (P p)

R J Turner, Y Lu, R L Switzer
Regulation of the Bacillus subtilis pyrimidine biosynthetic (pyr) gene cluster by an autogenous transcriptional attenuation mechanism.
J Bacteriol: 1994, 176(12);3708-22
[PubMed:8206849] [] [DOI] (P p)

C L Quinn, B T Stephenson, R L Switzer
Functional organization and nucleotide sequence of the Bacillus subtilis pyrimidine biosynthetic operon.
J Biol Chem: 1991, 266(14);9113-27
[PubMed:1709162] [] (P p)