STRING protein interaction network
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mpaAInvolved in muropeptide degradation. Catalyzes the hydrolysis of the gamma-D-glutamyl-diaminopimelic acid (gamma-D-Glu-Dap) amide bond in the murein tripeptide L-alanyl-gamma-D-glutamyl-meso- diaminopimelic acid, leading to the formation of L-Ala-gamma-D-Glu and Dap . Has weak activity with L-Ala- gamma-D-Glu-L-Lys, MurNAc-tripeptide and gamma-D-Glu-meso-Dap . Cannot hydrolyze murein tetrapeptide (242 aa)    
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Catalyzes the epimerization of L-Ala-D-Glu to L-Ala-L-Glu and has a role in the recycling of the murein peptide, of which L-Ala-D-Glu is a component. Is also able to catalyze the reverse reaction and the epimerization of all the L-Ala-X dipeptides, except L-Ala-L-Arg, L-Ala- L-Lys and L-Ala-L-Pro. Is also active with L-Gly-L-Glu, L-Phe-L-Glu, and L-Ser-L-Glu, but not with L-Glu-L-Glu, L-Lys-L-Glu, L-Pro-L-Glu, L- Lys-L-Ala, or D-Ala-D-Ala
Releases the terminal D-alanine residue from the cytoplasmic tetrapeptide recycling product L-Ala-gamma-D-Glu-meso-Dap-D-Ala. To a lesser extent, can also cleave D-Ala from murein derivatives containing the tetrapeptide, i.e. MurNAc-tetrapeptide, UDP-MurNAc-tetrapeptide, GlcNAc-MurNAc-tetrapeptide, and GlcNAc-anhMurNAc-tetrapeptide. Does not act on murein sacculi or cross-linked muropeptides. The tripeptides produced by the LcdA reaction can then be reused as peptidoglycan building blocks; LcdA is thereby involved in murein recycling. Is also essential for viability during stationary phase.
A murein DD-endopeptidase with specificity for D-Ala-meso- diaminopimelic acid (mDAP) cross-links. Its role is probably to cleave D-Ala-mDAP cross-links to allow insertion of new glycans and thus cell wall expansion. Functionally redundant with MepM and MepH. Also has weak LD-carboxypeptidase activity on L-mDAP-D-Ala peptide bonds. Partially suppresses a prc disruption mutant.
Involved in cell wall peptidoglycan recycling . Specifically cleaves the amide bond between the lactyl group of N-acetylmuramic acid and the alpha-amino group of the L-alanine in degradation products containing an anhydro N-acetylmuramyl moiety . Is also involved in beta-lactamase induction
Protects the bacterial cell from host peptidases . Acts by a 'trapping' mechanism. Cleavage of the bait-region domain by host peptidases leads to a global conformational change, which results in entrapment of the host peptidase and activation of the thioester bond that covalently binds the attacking host peptidase (PubMed:26143919, PubMed:26100869). Trapped peptidases are still active except against very large substrates . May protect the entire periplam, including the lipoproteins anchored to the periplasmic side of the outer membrane, against intruding endopeptidases
Essential for the uptake of the murein peptide L-alanyl- gamma-D-glutamyl-meso-diaminopimelate. Also transports some alpha- linked peptides such as Pro-Phe-Lys with low affinity. The transport is effected by the oligopeptide permease system
Dipeptidase with broad substrate specificity. Requires dipeptide substrates with an unblocked N-terminus and the amino group in the alpha or beta position. Non-protein amino acids and proline are not accepted in the C-terminal position, whereas some dipeptide amides and formyl amino acids are hydrolyzed. Also shows cysteinylglycinase activity, which is sufficient for E.coli to utilize cysteinylglycine as a cysteine source. ECO:0000269|PubMed:20067529, ECO:0000269|PubMed:355237,
Reutilizes the intact tripeptide L-alanyl-gamma-D-glutamyl- meso-diaminopimelate by linking it to UDP-N-acetylmuramate. The enzyme can also use the tetrapeptide L-alanyl-gamma-D-glutamyl-meso-2,6- diaminoheptanedioyl-D-alanine or the pentapeptide L-alanyl-gamma-D- glutamyl-meso-2,6-diaminoheptandioyl-D-alanyl-D-alanine in vivo and in vitro
Uncharacterized protein YcjY; Pseudogene fragment, MhpC family
Uncharacterized protein YkfB; Phage or Prophage Related; To E.coli YfjT
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Escherichia coli K12 MG1655
NCBI taxonomy Id: 511145
Other names: E. coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655, Escherichia coli K12 substr. MG1655, Escherichia coli MG1655, Escherichia coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655, Escherichia coli str. K12 substr. MG1655, Escherichia coli str. MG1655, Escherichia coli strain MG1655
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