HMM Summary Page: TIGR03369

Functioncellulose biosynthesis protein BcsE
Gene SymbolbcsE
Trusted Cutoff244.65
Domain Trusted Cutoff244.65
Noise Cutoff121.30
Domain Noise Cutoff121.30
Isology Typeequivalog
HMM Length322
Mainrole CategoryCell envelope
Subrole CategoryBiosynthesis and degradation of surface polysaccharides and lipopolysaccharides
AuthorHaft DH
Entry DateMar 22 2007 5:09PM
Last ModifiedFeb 14 2011 3:27PM
CommentThis protein, called BcsE (bacterial cellulose synthase E) or YhjS, is required for cellulose biosynthesis in Salmonella enteritidis. Its role is this process across multiple bacterial species is implied by the partial phylogenetic profiling algorithm. Members are found in the vicinity of other cellulose biosynthesis genes. The model does not include a much less well-conserved N-terminal region about 150 amino acids in length for most members. Solano, et al. suggest this protein acts as a protease.
ReferencesRN [1] RM PMID: 11929533 RT Genetic analysis of Salmonella enteritidis biofilm formation: critical role of cellulose. RA Solano C, Garcia B, Valle J, Berasain C, Ghigo JM, Gamazo C, Lasa I RL Mol Microbiol. 2002 Feb;43(3):793-808. RN [2] RM PMID: 16930487 RT Exopolysaccharide-associated protein sorting in environmental organisms: the PEP-CTERM/EpsH system. Application of a novel phylogenetic profiling heuristic. RA Haft DH, Paulsen IT, Ward N, Selengut JD RL BMC Biol. 2006 Aug 24;4:29.
Genome PropertyGenProp0658: cellulose biosynthesis (HMM)