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  • Description: seryl-tRNA-synthetase

Gene name serS
Essential yes PubMed
Product seryl-tRNA-synthetase
Function translation
Gene expression levels in SubtiExpress: serS
Metabolic function and regulation of this protein in SubtiPathways:
tRNA charging
MW, pI 48 kDa, 5.193
Gene length, protein length 1275 bp, 425 aa
Immediate neighbours pdxT, trnSL-Ser1
Sequences Protein DNA DNA_with_flanks
Genetic context
SerS context.gif
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Expression at a glance   PubMed
SerS expression.png

Categories containing this gene/protein

translation, essential genes

This gene is a member of the following regulons


The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag: BSU00130

Phenotypes of a mutant

essential PubMed

Database entries

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

Additional information

The protein

Basic information/ Evolution

  • Catalyzed reaction/ biological activity: ATP + L-serine + tRNA(Ser) = AMP + diphosphate + L-seryl-tRNA(Ser) (according to Swiss-Prot)
  • Protein family: Type-1 seryl-tRNA synthetase subfamily (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: 1SES (from Thermus thermophilus, 36% identity, 56% similarity) PubMed
  • KEGG entry: [3]

Additional information

Expression and regulation

  • Sigma factor:
  • Regulation:
  • Additional information:

Biological materials

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

Labs working on this gene/protein

Your additional remarks


Ana Gutiérrez-Preciado, Tina M Henkin, Frank J Grundy, Charles Yanofsky, Enrique Merino
Biochemical features and functional implications of the RNA-based T-box regulatory mechanism.
Microbiol Mol Biol Rev: 2009, 73(1);36-61
[PubMed:19258532] [] [DOI] (I p)

C Condon, M Grunberg-Manago, H Putzer
Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase gene regulation in Bacillus subtilis.
Biochimie: 1996, 78(6);381-9
[PubMed:8915527] [] [DOI] (P p)

Biochimie 78: 381-389. PubMed