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  • Description: minor cardiolipin synthetase, general stress protein

Gene name ywiE
Essential no
Product minor cardiolipin synthetase
Function phospholipiid biosynthesis
Metabolic function and regulation of this protein in SubtiPathways:
Lipid synthesis
MW, pI 58 kDa, 8.384
Gene length, protein length 1500 bp, 500 aa
Immediate neighbours ywjA, narI
Get the DNA and protein sequences
(Barbe et al., 2009)
Genetic context
YwiE context.gif
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The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag: BSU37240

Phenotypes of a mutant

Database entries

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

Additional information

The protein

Basic information/ Evolution

  • Catalyzed reaction/ biological activity: 2 Phosphatidylglycerol = diphosphatidylglycerol + glycerol (according to Swiss-Prot)
  • Protein family: Cardiolipin synthase subfamily (according to Swiss-Prot)

Extended information on the protein

  • Kinetic information:
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  • Localization: cell membrane (according to Swiss-Prot)

Database entries

  • Structure:
  • KEGG entry: [2]
  • E.C. number:

Additional information

Expression and regulation

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Biological materials

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

Labs working on this gene/protein

Your additional remarks


Claudia S López, Alejandro F Alice, Horacio Heras, Emilio A Rivas, Carmen Sánchez-Rivas
Role of anionic phospholipids in the adaptation of Bacillus subtilis to high salinity.
Microbiology (Reading): 2006, 152(Pt 3);605-616
[PubMed:16514141] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Dirk Höper, Uwe Völker, Michael Hecker
Comprehensive characterization of the contribution of individual SigB-dependent general stress genes to stress resistance of Bacillus subtilis.
J Bacteriol: 2005, 187(8);2810-26
[PubMed:15805528] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Fumitaka Kawai, Momoko Shoda, Rie Harashima, Yoshito Sadaie, Hiroshi Hara, Kouji Matsumoto
Cardiolipin domains in Bacillus subtilis marburg membranes.
J Bacteriol: 2004, 186(5);1475-83
[PubMed:14973018] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)