GenePage for the chiQ gene of Escherichia coli K-12

Primary Gene Name: chiQ
EcoGene Accession Number: EG13660
K-12 Gene Accession Number: ECK0670
MG1655 Gene Identifier: b0682
Gene Name Mnemonic: Chitin
Alternate Gene Symbols: ybfN
Description: Chitosugar-induced verified lipoprotein, function unknown
  # bp Upstream # bp Downstream
MW: 11998.65 ---------108 aa Pre-Run BlastP UniProt
Pre-Run BlastP NR+Env
Left End: 709790
Left Intergenic Region

Name: chiP_chiQ

Length: 49 bp gap

Orientation: Codirectional+

Left_end: 709741

Right_end: 709789

Centisome: 15.29

Genomic Address
Clockwise
Minute or Centisome (%) = 15.29
Right End: 710116
Right Intergenic Region

Name: chiQ_fur

Length: 83 bp gap

Orientation: Convergent

Left_end: 710117

Right_end: 710199

Centisome: 15.30

chiPQ(ybfMN) mRNA is regulated by ChiX(MicM) (Rasmussen, 2009). chiQ was named in Salmonella as it is the second gene in the chitosugar-regulated chiPQ operon; chiQ is not required for growth on chitosugars (Figueroa-Bossi, 2009). The first 16 aa of ChiQ are a type II signal peptide.

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BamHI EcoRI HindIII