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STRING protein interaction network
Network nodes represent proteins
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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colored nodes:
query proteins and first shell of interactors
white nodes:
second shell of interactors
Node Content
empty nodes:
proteins of unknown 3D structure
filled nodes:
some 3D structure is known or predicted
Edges represent protein-protein associations
associations are meant to be specific and meaningful, i.e. proteins jointly contribute to a shared function; this does not necessarily mean they are physically binding to each other.
Known Interactions
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experimentally determined
Predicted Interactions
gene neighborhood
gene fusions
gene co-occurrence
protein homology
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Gene Fusion
fliTPutative flagellar synthesis and assembly chaperone; Dual-function protein that regulates the transcription of class 2 flagellar operons and that also acts as an export chaperone for the filament-capping protein FliD. As a transcriptional regulator, acts as an anti-FlhDC factor; it directly binds FlhC, thus inhibiting the binding of the FlhC/FlhD complex to class 2 promoters, resulting in decreased expression of class 2 flagellar operons. As a chaperone, effects FliD transition to the membrane by preventing its premature polymerization, and by directing it to the export apparatus (121 aa)    
Predicted Functional Partners:
Flagellar hook-associated protein 2; Required for the morphogenesis and for the elongation of the flagellar filament by facilitating polymerization of the flagellin monomers at the tip of growing filament. Forms a capping structure, which prevents flagellin subunits (transported through the central channel of the flagellum) from leaking out without polymerization at the distal end
Flagellar secretion chaperone FliS; Flagellar biosynthesis; repressor of class 3a and 3b operons (RflA activity); Protein involved in flagellum assembly and taxis
Negative regulator of flagellin synthesis flgm; Responsible for the coupling of flagellin expression to flagellar assembly by preventing expression of the flagellin genes when a component of the middle class of proteins is defective. It negatively regulates flagellar genes by inhibiting the activity of FliA by directly binding to FliA
Dna-binding transcriptional regulator fliz; During the post-exponential growth phase transiently interferes with RpoS (sigma S) activity without affecting expression of RpoS itself. It is probably not an anti-sigma factor as its overexpression is detrimental in rapidly growing cells where there is almost no sigma S factor. There is a strong overlap between Crl- activated genes and FliZ-down-regulated genes. FliZ acts as a timing device for expression of the genes for the adhesive curli fimbriae by indirectly decreasing expression of the curli regulator CsgD
Flagellar biosynthesis protein flgn; Required for the efficient initiation of filament assembly
Flagellar biosynthesis protein flij; The FliJ protein is a flagellar protein that affects chemotactic events. Mutations in FliJ results in failure to respond to chemotactic stimuli
Negative regulator of flii atpase activity; Needed for flagellar regrowth and assembly
Flagellum-specific atp synthase flii; Probable catalytic subunit of a protein translocase for flagellum-specific export, or a proton translocase involved in local circuits at the flagellum. May be involved in a specialized protein export pathway that proceeds without signal peptide cleavage
Flagellar hook-length control protein flik; Controls the length of the flagellar hook
Flagellar biosynthesis; hook-filament junction protein; Protein involved in flagellum assembly, protein folding and taxis
Your Current Organism:
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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