GenePage for the purK gene of Escherichia coli K-12

Primary Gene Name: purK
EcoGene Accession Number: EG10796
K-12 Gene Accession Number: ECK0515
MG1655 Gene Identifier: b0522
Gene Name Mnemonic: Purine
Alternate Gene Symbols: purE2
Description: N5-carboxyaminoimidazole ribonucleotide (N-CAIR) synthase; purine synthesis
  # bp Upstream # bp Downstream
Verified Start MW: 39461.12 ---------355 aa Pre-Run BlastP UniProt
Pre-Run BlastP NR+Env
Left End: 551527
Left Intergenic Region

Name: ybcF_purK

Length: 194 bp gap

Orientation: Convergent

Left_end: 551333

Right_end: 551526

Centisome: 11.88

Genomic Address
Counterclockwise
Minute or Centisome (%) = 11.88
Right End: 552594
Right Intergenic Region

Name: purK_purE

Length: 4 bp overlap

Orientation: Codirectional-

Left_end: 552591

Right_end: 552594

Centisome: 11.91

PurK was previously thought to be the ATPase subunit of phosphoribosylaminoimidazole carboxylase, with catalytic subunit PurE (Tiedeman, 1989). PurK is a separate N-CAIR synthase (Mueller, 1994).

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BamHI EcoRI HindIII