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  • Description: malate transporter

Gene name yflS
Essential no
Product malate transporter
Function malate uptake
Metabolic function and regulation of this protein in SubtiPathways:
Central C-metabolism
MW, pI 51 kDa, 9.741
Gene length, protein length 1434 bp, 478 aa
Immediate neighbours pel, citS
Get the DNA and protein sequences
(Barbe et al., 2009)
Genetic context
YflS context.gif
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Expression at a glance   PubMed
YflS expression.png

Categories containing this gene/protein

transporters/ other, utilization of specific carbon sources, membrane proteins

This gene is a member of the following regulons

MalR regulon

The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag: BSU07570

Phenotypes of a mutant

Database entries

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

Additional information

The protein

Basic information/ Evolution

  • Catalyzed reaction/ biological activity:
  • Protein family: View classification (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: [2]
  • E.C. number:

Additional information

Expression and regulation

  • Sigma factor:
  • Regulation: induced by malate (MalR)
  • Regulatory mechanism: MalR: transcription activation
  • Additional information:
    • the mRNA is substantially stabilized upon depletion of RNase Y PubMed

Biological materials

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

Labs working on this gene/protein

Your additional remarks


Lehnik-Habrink M, Schaffer M, Mäder U, Diethmaier C, Herzberg C, Stülke J  
RNA processing in Bacillus subtilis: identification of targets of the essential RNase Y. 
Mol Microbiol. 2011 81(6): 1459-1473. 

Kousei Tanaka, Kazuo Kobayashi, Naotake Ogasawara
The Bacillus subtilis YufLM two-component system regulates the expression of the malate transporters MaeN (YufR) and YflS, and is essential for utilization of malate in minimal medium.
Microbiology (Reading, Engl.): 2003, 149(Pt 9);2317-29
[PubMed:12949159] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)