HMM Summary Page: TIGR04006

Functioncolanic acid biosynthesis pyruvyl transferase WcaK
Gene SymbolwcaK
Trusted Cutoff727.10
Domain Trusted Cutoff727.10
Noise Cutoff726.90
Domain Noise Cutoff726.90
Isology Typeequivalog
EC Number2.-.-.-
HMM Length426
AuthorSelengut J
Entry DateJun 3 2010 11:19AM
Last ModifiedDec 21 2011 11:46AM
CommentThis gene is the pyruvyl transferase involved in the biosynthesis of colanic acid, an exopolysaccharide expressed in Enterobacteraceae species [1].
ReferencesRN [1] RM PMID:8759852 RT Organization of the Escherichia coli K-12 gene cluster responsible for production of the extracellular polysaccharide colanic acid. RA Stevenson G, Andrianopoulos K, Hobbs M, Reeves PR RL J Bacteriol. 1996 Aug;178(16):4885-93.
Genome PropertyGenProp0931: colanic acid biosynthesis (HMM)