STRING protein interaction network
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splice isoforms or post-translational modifications are collapsed, i.e. each node represents all the proteins produced by a single, protein-coding gene locus.
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second shell of interactors
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proteins of unknown 3D structure
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Predicted Interactions
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Gene Fusion
mucDPeptidase do family protein; Belongs to the peptidase S1C family (474 aa)    
Predicted Functional Partners:
Sigma-e factor negative regulatory protein rsea; Negative regulator of the sigma factor AlgU. Plays a role in the differentiation of P.aeruginosa into the alginate-producing form. Inactivation of mucA causes a switch from the non-mucoid to mucoid state resulting in constitutive expression of alginate biosynthetic genes
Sigma-e factor negative regulatory protein rseb; Negative regulator of the sigma factor AlgU. Plays a role in the differentiation of P.aeruginosa into the alginate-producing form. Inactivation of mucB causes conversion to mucoidy
Rna polymerase sigma-70 factor, ecf subfamily; Sigma factors are initiation factors that promote the attachment of RNA polymerase to specific initiation sites and are then released. This sigma factor regulates genes such as algD, involved in alginate biosynthesis
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Putative alginate biosynthesis protein algx; Plays two roles in the biosynthesis of the exopolysaccharide alginate: protects alginate from degradation as the polymer traverses the periplasm, and also plays a role in its O-acetylation. Acetylation of alginate causes the cells in the biofilm to adhere better to lung epithelium, form microcolonies, and resist the effects of the host immune system and/or antibiotics. Displays a low acetylesterase activity in vitro using a pseudosubstrate, 3-carboxyumbelliferyl acetate. Probably has acetyltransferase activity in vivo
Alginate biosynthesis transcriptional regulatory protein algb; Member of the two-component regulatory system AlgB/KinB involved in regulation of alginate biosynthesis genes. Positive regulator of the alginate biosynthetic gene AlgD
Putative membrane-associated zinc metalloprotease; Belongs to the peptidase M50B family
Gdp-mannose 6-dehydrogenase; Catalyzes the oxidation of guanosine diphospho-D-mannose (GDP-D-mannose) to GDP-D-mannuronic acid, a precursor for alginate polymerization. The alginate layer causes a mucoid phenotype and provides a protective barrier against host immune defenses and antibiotics
Hypothetical protein; MucE
Two-component system, lyttr family, response regulator algr; Positive regulator of the algD gene, which codes for a GDP- mannose dehydrogenase, a key step enzyme in the alginate biosynthesis pathway
Your Current Organism:
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
NCBI taxonomy Id: 287
Other names: ATCC 10145, ATCC 10145-U, Bacillus aeruginosus, Bacillus pyocyaneus, Bacterium aeruginosum, Bacterium pyocyaneum, CCEB 481, CCUG 28447, CCUG 29297, CCUG 551, CFBP 2466, CIP 100720, DSM 50071, IBCS 277, IFO 12689, JCM 5962, Micrococcus pyocyaneus, NBRC 12689, NCCB 76039, NCIB 8295, NCIMB 8295, NCTC 10332, NRRL B-771, P. aeruginosa, Pseudomonas polycolor, Pseudomonas pyocyanea, Pseudomonas sp. RV3, RH 815, VKM B-588, bacterium ASFP-37, bacterium ASFP-38, bacterium ASFP-45, bacterium ASFP-46, bacterium ASFP-48
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