GenePage for the curA gene of Escherichia coli K-12

Primary Gene Name: curA
EcoGene Accession Number: EG13772
K-12 Gene Accession Number: ECK1443
MG1655 Gene Identifier: b1449
Gene Name Mnemonic: Curcumin
Alternate Gene Symbols: yncB
Description: Curcumin/dihydrocurcumin reductase, NADPH-dependent
  # bp Upstream # bp Downstream
MW: 37609.75 ---------345 aa Pre-Run BlastP UniProt
Pre-Run BlastP NR+Env
Left End: 1519027
Left Intergenic Region

Name: mnaT_curA

Length: 180 bp gap

Orientation: Divergent

Left_end: 1518847

Right_end: 1519026

Centisome: 32.72

Genomic Address
Clockwise
Minute or Centisome (%) = 32.73
Right End: 1520064
Right Intergenic Region

Name: curA_mcbR

Length: 197 bp gap

Orientation: Codirectional+

Left_end: 1520065

Right_end: 1520261

Centisome: 32.75

Curcumin is a yellow pigment derived from a plant rhizome and is used theraputically; dimeric CurA converts curcumin to dihydrocurcumin and then dihydrocurcumin; CurA reduced resveratrol at 15% the rate of curcumin reduction (Hassaninasab, 2011).

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BamHI EcoRI HindIII