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  • Description: similar to monooxygenase

Gene name yxeK
Essential no
Product unknown
Function sulphur metabolism
Gene expression levels in SubtiExpress: yxeK
MW, pI 49 kDa, 5.668
Gene length, protein length 1323 bp, 441 aa
Immediate neighbours yxeL, yxeJ
Get the DNA and protein sequences
(Barbe et al., 2009)
Genetic context
YxeK context.gif
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Expression at a glance   PubMed
YxeK expression.png

Categories containing this gene/protein

poorly characterized/ putative enzymes, sporulation proteins

This gene is a member of the following regulons

CymR regulon

The gene

Basic information

  • Locus tag: BSU39520

Phenotypes of a mutant

Database entries

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

Additional information

The protein

Basic information/ Evolution

  • Catalyzed reaction/ biological activity:
  • Protein family: ntaA/snaA/soxA(dszA) monooxygenase family (according to Swiss-Prot)
  • Paralogous protein(s): YtnJ

Extended information on the protein

  • Kinetic information:
  • Domains:
  • Modification:
  • Cofactor(s):
  • Effectors of protein activity:

Database entries

  • Structure:
  • KEGG entry: [3]
  • E.C. number:

Additional information

Expression and regulation

  • Regulation:
    • repressed in the presence of cysteine (CymR) PubMed
  • Regulatory mechanism:
  • Additional information:
    • the amount of the mRNA is substantially decreased 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. 

Sergine Even, Pierre Burguière, Sandrine Auger, Olga Soutourina, Antoine Danchin, Isabelle Martin-Verstraete
Global control of cysteine metabolism by CymR in Bacillus subtilis.
J. Bacteriol.: 2006, 188(6);2184-97
[PubMed:16513748] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Ken-Ichi Yoshida, Izumi Ishio, Eishi Nagakawa, Yoshiyuki Yamamoto, Mami Yamamoto, Yasutaro Fujita
Systematic study of gene expression and transcription organization in the gntZ-ywaA region of the Bacillus subtilis genome.
Microbiology (Reading, Engl.): 2000, 146 ( Pt 3);573-579
[PubMed:10746760] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)