GenePage for the caiC gene of Escherichia coli K-12

Primary Gene Name: caiC
EcoGene Accession Number: EG11558
K-12 Gene Accession Number: ECK0038
MG1655 Gene Identifier: b0037
Gene Name Mnemonic: Carnitine inducible
Alternate Gene Symbols: yaaM
Description: Crotonobetain/carnitine-CoA ligase
  # bp Upstream # bp Downstream
MW: 58559.09 ---------517 aa Pre-Run BlastP UniProt
Pre-Run BlastP NR+Env
Left End: 36271
Left Intergenic Region

Name: caiD_caiC

Length: 108 bp gap

Orientation: Codirectional-

Left_end: 36163

Right_end: 36270

Centisome: 0.78

Genomic Address
Counterclockwise
Minute or Centisome (%) = 0.78
Right End: 37824
Right Intergenic Region

Name: caiC_caiB

Length: 73 bp gap

Orientation: Codirectional-

Left_end: 37825

Right_end: 37897

Centisome: 0.81

Simliarity comparisons with Salmonella, Desulfotomaculum, Shewanella and Proteus CaiC homologs indicate that the second ATG is the likely start site, which also has a good predicted RBS of GGAG (Personal communication, G. Plunkett, 6/07).

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BamHI EcoRI HindIII