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Gene name acoR
Synonyms yfjG, yzcB
Essential no
Product transcriptional activator (for SigL-dependent promoter)
Function regulation of acetoin utilization
Gene expression levels in SubtiExpress: eno
Interactions involving this protein in SubtInteract: Eno
Metabolic function and regulation of this protein in SubtiPathways:
Central C-metabolism
MW, pI 66 kDa, 7.884
Gene length, protein length 1815 bp, 605 aa
Immediate neighbours acoL, sspH
Sequences Protein DNA Advanced_DNA
Genetic context
AcoR context.gif
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Expression at a glance   PubMed
AcoR expression.png

Categories containing this gene/protein

utilization of specific carbon sources, transcription factors and their control

This gene is a member of the following regulons

CcpA regulon

The AcoR regulon:

The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag: BSU08100

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:
  • 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:
  • Regulatory mechanism:
  • Additional information:

Biological materials

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

Labs working on this gene/protein

Michel Debarbouille, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France Homepage

Your additional remarks


Bogumiła C Marciniak, Monika Pabijaniak, Anne de Jong, Robert Dűhring, Gerald Seidel, Wolfgang Hillen, Oscar P Kuipers
High- and low-affinity cre boxes for CcpA binding in Bacillus subtilis revealed by genome-wide analysis.
BMC Genomics: 2012, 13;401
[PubMed:22900538] [] [DOI] (I e)

Hans-Matti Blencke, Georg Homuth, Holger Ludwig, Ulrike Mäder, Michael Hecker, Jörg Stülke
Transcriptional profiling of gene expression in response to glucose in Bacillus subtilis: regulation of the central metabolic pathways.
Metab. Eng.: 2003, 5(2);133-49
[PubMed:12850135] [] [DOI] (P p)

N O Ali, J Bignon, G Rapoport, M Debarbouille
Regulation of the acetoin catabolic pathway is controlled by sigma L in Bacillus subtilis.
J. Bacteriol.: 2001, 183(8);2497-504
[PubMed:11274109] [] [DOI] (P p)

M Huang, F B Oppermann-Sanio, A Steinbüchel
Biochemical and molecular characterization of the Bacillus subtilis acetoin catabolic pathway.
J. Bacteriol.: 1999, 181(12);3837-41
[PubMed:10368162] [] (P p)