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  • Description: minor cardiolipin synthetase

Gene name ywjE
Essential no
Product minor cardiolipin synthetase
Function phospholipid biosynthesis
Metabolic function and regulation of this protein in SubtiPathways:
Lipid synthesis
MW, pI 45 kDa, 9.053
Gene length, protein length 1194 bp, 398 aa
Immediate neighbours fadF, ywjD
Get the DNA and protein sequences
(Barbe et al., 2009)
Genetic context
YwjE context.gif
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The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag: BSU37190

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: Cardiolipin synthase subfamily (according to Swiss-Prot)

Extended information on the protein

  • Kinetic information:
  • Domains:
  • Modification:
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  • Effectors of protein activity:
  • Interactions:
  • Localization: cell membrane (according to Swiss-Prot)

Database entries

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

Additional information

Expression and regulation

  • Operon:
  • Regulation:
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  • Additional information:

Biological materials

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

Labs working on this gene/protein

Your additional remarks


Letal I Salzberg, John D Helmann
Phenotypic and transcriptomic characterization of Bacillus subtilis mutants with grossly altered membrane composition.
J Bacteriol: 2008, 190(23);7797-807
[PubMed:18820022] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

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)

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)