HMM Summary Page: TIGR01518

Functionglycerol-3-phosphate cytidylyltransferase
Gene SymboltagD
Trusted Cutoff165.40
Domain Trusted Cutoff165.40
Noise Cutoff71.00
Domain Noise Cutoff71.00
Isology Typeequivalog
EC Number2.7.7.39
HMM Length125
Mainrole CategoryCell envelope
Subrole CategoryBiosynthesis and degradation of murein sacculus and peptidoglycan
AuthorHaft DH
Entry DateMay 21 2002 1:34PM
Last ModifiedFeb 14 2011 3:27PM
CommentThis HMM describes glycerol-3-phosphate cytidyltransferase, also called CDP-glycerol pyrophosphorylase. A closely related protein assigned a different function experimentally is a human ethanolamine-phosphate cytidylyltransferase (EC Glycerol-3-phosphate cytidyltransferase acts in pathways of teichoic acid biosynthesis. Teichoic acids are substituted polymers, linked by phosphodiester bonds, of glycerol, ribitol, etc. An example is poly(glycerol phosphate), the major teichoic acid of the Bacillus subtilis cell wall. Most but not all species encoding proteins in this family are Gram-positive bacteria.
ReferencesDR EXPERIMENTAL; SP|P27623; Bacillus subtilis