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Standard Name


Gene Synonym(s)

yfeU, ECK2423, b2428, JW2421[1][2], JW2421

Product Desc.

N-acetylmuramic acid 6-phosphate etherase[2][3]

N-acetylmuramic acid 6-phosphate (MurNAc 6-P) etherase; GlcNAc 6-phosphate and D-lactate are primary products[4]

Product Synonyms(s)

predicted PTS component[1], B2428[2][1], YfeU[2][1], MurQ[2][1] , ECK2423, JW2421, yfeU, b2428

Function from GO
Knock-Out Phenotype

transcription unit(s): yfeU[2]

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A lyase-type cleavage mechanism is proposed for MurQ. Allows growth on MurNAc and anhydro-MurNAc as a carbon source. MurQ has SIS phosphosugar binding domain. First gene in putative murQP-yfeW operon. AFMB Structural Genomics target No. 45 (http://afmb.cnrs-mrs.fr/article171.html).[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 2.4 2.5 EcoCyc (release 10.6; 2007) Keseler, IM et al. (2005) Nucleic Acids Res. 33(Database issue):D334-7
  3. 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.