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  • Description: essential for growth under gluconeogenetic conditions, required for correct localization of PBP1

Gene name yvcK
Essential no
Product unknown
Function localization of PBP1
Gene expression levels in SubtiExpress: yvcK
MW, pI 34 kDa, 5.408
Gene length, protein length 951 bp, 317 aa
Immediate neighbours yvcL, yvcJ
Sequences Protein DNA DNA_with_flanks
Genetic context
YvcK context.gif
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Expression at a glance   PubMed
YvcK expression.png

Categories containing this gene/protein

carbon core metabolism, cell shape

This gene is a member of the following regulons

Efp-dependent proteins

The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag: BSU34760

Phenotypes of a mutant

  • unable to grow with gluconeogenic substrates as single carbon source PubMed
  • filamentous or L-shape-like aberrant morphologies (suppressed by Mg++) PubMed, this is supressed by overexpression of MreB or by deletion of ponA (PBP1 ) PubMed

Database entries

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

Additional information

The protein

Basic information/ Evolution

  • Catalyzed reaction/ biological activity:
  • Protein family: UPF0052 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: [2]
  • E.C. number:

Additional information

Expression and regulation

  • Regulation: very weak stimuation of expression by citrate and succinate PubMed
  • Regulatory mechanism:
  • Additional information:
    • translation is likely to require Efp due to the presence of several consecutive proline residues PubMed
    • number of protein molecules per cell (minimal medium with glucose and ammonium): 96 PubMed
    • number of protein molecules per cell (complex medium with amino acids, without glucose): 246 PubMed
    • number of protein molecules per cell (minimal medium with glucose and ammonium, exponential phase): 555 PubMed
    • number of protein molecules per cell (minimal medium with glucose and ammonium, early stationary phase after glucose exhaustion): 282 PubMed
    • number of protein molecules per cell (minimal medium with glucose and ammonium, late stationary phase after glucose exhaustion): 459 PubMed

Biological materials

  • Mutant:
  • Expression vector: pGP736 (N-terminal Strep-tag, purification from B. subtilis, for SPINE, in pGP380), available in Stülke lab
  • lacZ fusion:
  • GFP fusion:
  • two-hybrid system: B. pertussis adenylate cyclase-based bacterial two hybrid system (BACTH), available in Görke lab
  • Antibody:

Labs working on this gene/protein

Boris Görke, University of Göttingen, Germany Homepage

Anne Galinier, University of Marseille, France

Your additional remarks




Original publications

Elodie Foulquier, Frédérique Pompeo, Alain Bernadac, Leon Espinosa, Anne Galinier
The YvcK protein is required for morphogenesis via localization of PBP1 under gluconeogenic growth conditions in Bacillus subtilis.
Mol Microbiol: 2011, 80(2);309-18
[PubMed:21320184] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Boris Görke, Elodie Foulquier, Anne Galinier
YvcK of Bacillus subtilis is required for a normal cell shape and for growth on Krebs cycle intermediates and substrates of the pentose phosphate pathway.
Microbiology (Reading): 2005, 151(Pt 11);3777-3791
[PubMed:16272399] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

A Galinier, J Haiech, M C Kilhoffer, M Jaquinod, J Stülke, J Deutscher, I Martin-Verstraete
The Bacillus subtilis crh gene encodes a HPr-like protein involved in carbon catabolite repression.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A: 1997, 94(16);8439-44
[PubMed:9237995] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)