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Standard Name


Gene Synonym(s)

ECK0915, b0924, JW0907[1], JW0907

Product Desc.

cell division protein involved in chromosome partitioning[2][3];

Component of MukB-MukE-MukF complex[3]

Chromosome condensin MukBEF, ATPase and DNA-binding subunit[4]

Product Synonyms(s)

fused chromosome partitioning protein: predicted nucleotide hydrolase[1], conserved protein[1], B0924[2][1], MukB[2][1] , ECK0915, JW0907, b0924

Function from GO

Cellular Component

Biological Process

Knock-Out Phenotype

transcription unit(s): smtA-mukFEB[2]

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Condensin is required for chromosome partitioning and compaction. Purified MukB and Topo II introduces right-handed knots into DNA. Coiled coil protein.[4]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Riley, M. et al. (2006) Nucleic Acids Res 34:1-6 (corrected supplemental data from B. Wanner)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 EcoCyc (release 10.6; 2007) Keseler, IM et al. (2005) Nucleic Acids Res. 33(Database issue):D334-7
  3. 3.0 3.1 EcoCyc (release 11.1; 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.