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  • Description: regulatory RNA, ncRNA, antisense for txpA

Gene name ratA
Essential no
Product txpA antisense RNA
Function control of txpA expression
Gene length 222 bp
Immediate neighbours txpA, bsrH
Gene sequence (+200bp)
Genetic context
File:GenE context.gif
Expression at a glance   PubMed
RatA expression.png

Categories containing this gene/protein

toxins, antitoxins and immunity against toxins, Skin element, ncRNA

This gene is a member of the following regulons

The ratA regulon: txpA

The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag:

Phenotypes of a mutant

Database entries

  • BsubCyc: ?
  • BsubCyc: ?
  • DBTBS entry: no entry
  • SubtiList entry:
  • Structure:

Additional information


binds the txpA mRNA and triggers its degradation PubMed

Expression and regulation

  • Operon:
  • Regulation:
  • Regulatory mechanism:

Biological materials

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

Labs working on this gene/protein

Richard Losick, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA Homepage

Your additional remarks



Fabian M Commichau, Jörg Stülke
A mystery unraveled: essentiality of RNase III in Bacillus subtilis is caused by resident prophages.
PLoS Genet: 2012, 8(12);e1003199
[PubMed:23300472] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Original publications

Sylvain Durand, Laetitia Gilet, Ciarán Condon
The essential function of B. subtilis RNase III is to silence foreign toxin genes.
PLoS Genet: 2012, 8(12);e1003181
[PubMed:23300471] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Jessica M Silvaggi, John B Perkins, Richard Losick
Small untranslated RNA antitoxin in Bacillus subtilis.
J Bacteriol: 2005, 187(19);6641-50
[PubMed:16166525] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)