HMM Summary Page: TIGR02408

Functionectoine hydroxylase
Gene SymbolthpD
Trusted Cutoff336.50
Domain Trusted Cutoff336.50
Noise Cutoff209.45
Domain Noise Cutoff209.45
Isology Typeequivalog
EC Number1.-.-.-
HMM Length277
AuthorHaft DH
Entry DateDec 20 2004 12:51PM
Last ModifiedFeb 14 2011 3:27PM
CommentBoth ectoine and hydroxyectoine are compatible solvents that serve as protectants against osmotic and thermal stresses. A number of genomes synthesize ectoine. This enzyme allows conversion of ectoine to hydroxyectoine, which may be more effective for some purposes, and is found in a subset of ectoine-producing organisms.
ReferencesRM 15128576 RT Functional expression of the ectoine hydroxylase gene (thpD) from Streptomyces chrysomallus in Halomonas elongata. RA Prabhu J, Schauwecker F, Grammel N, Keller U, Bernhard M. RL Appl Environ Microbiol. 2004 May;70(5):3130-2.
Genome PropertyGenProp0268: ectoine biosynthesis (HMM)