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Standard Name


Gene Synonym(s)

ECK0178, b0179, JW0174, fir, firA, hlpA[1], ssc, omsA, osmA[2][3]

Product Desc.

UDP-3-O-(3-hydroxymyristoyl)-glucosamine N-acyltransferase

Lipid A biosynthesis, UDP-3-O-(R-3-hydroxymyristoyl)-glucosamine N-acyltransferase[4]

Product Synonyms(s)

UDP-3-O-(3-hydroxymyristoyl)-glucosamine N-acyltransferase[2], B0179[3][2], OmsA[3][2], Ssc[3][2], OsmA[3][2], FirA[3][2], LpxD[3][2] , ECK0178, firA, JW0174, omsA, ssc, b0179

Function from GO

Molecular Function

Biological Process

Knock-Out Phenotype

transcription unit(s):


LPS biosynthesis

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LpxD contains 25 hexapeptide repeats. The lpxD gene is essential.[4]


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  1. Dicker, IB & Seetharam, S (1991) Cloning and nucleotide sequence of the firA gene and the firA200(Ts) allele from Escherichia coli. J. Bacteriol. 173 334-44 PubMed EcoliWiki page
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Riley, M. et al. (2006) Nucleic Acids Res 34:1-6 (corrected supplemental data from B. Wanner)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 EcoCyc (release 10.6; 2007) Keseler, IM et al. (2005) Nucleic Acids Res. 33(Database issue):D334-7
  4. 4.0 4.1 EcoGene: Rudd, KE (2000) EcoGene: a genome sequence database for Escherichia coli K-12. Nucleic Acids Res 28:60-4.