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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query proteins and first shell of interactors
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second shell of interactors
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proteins of unknown 3D structure
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some 3D structure is known or predicted
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Known Interactions
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Predicted Interactions
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ratAToxic upf0083 family protein inhibitor of 70s ribosome formation; Toxic component of a type II toxin-antitoxin (TA) system. Binds to 50S ribosomal subunits, preventing them from associating with 30S subunits to form 70S ribosomes and reducing polysomes. It does not cause ribosomes to dissociate however. The antibiotic paromomycin blocks the anti-association activity of RatA. Overexpression results in inhibition of growth in liquid cultures, and in a decrease in protein translation. The other gene of this operon, ratB, is not the cognate antitoxin in this strain; in CFT073 however it do [...] (158 aa)    
Predicted Functional Partners:
Putative component of the rsx system; Does not function as an antitoxin to the upstream RatA toxin
Small toxic protein shob; Toxic component of a type I toxin-antitoxin (TA) system. May be a toxic protein; overexpression causes cessation of growth and rapid membrane depolarization. Overexpression induces stress-response and a number of membrane protein genes
Toxic membrane persister formation peptide, lexa-regulated; Toxic component of a type I toxin-antitoxin (TA) system (Probable). Overexpression causes cessation of growth, induces stress-response, a number of membrane protein genes, and leads to cell death Inhibits ATP synthesis, ATP levels drop drastically quickly after induction . Part of the programmed response to DNA damage; damage leads to increased accumulation of the protein which slows or stops bacterial growth, probably allowing DNA repair before cells continue to grow
Bifunctional 3-demethylubiquinone-8 3-o-methyltransferase and 2-octaprenyl-6-hydroxyphenol methylase; O-methyltransferase that catalyzes the 2 O-methylation steps in the ubiquinone biosynthetic pathway
DLP12 prophage; putative antitermination protein; Positively regulate expression of some phage genes. Bacterial host RNA polymerase modified by antitermination proteins transcribes through termination sites that otherwise prevent expression of the regulated genes (By similarity)
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2-octaprenylphenol hydroxylase, FAD-dependent; FAD-dependent monooxygenase required for the aerobic hydroxylation of 2-octaprenylphenol to 2-octaprenyl-6-hydroxy-phenol, the first hydroxylation step in coenzyme Q (ubiquinone) biosynthesis
Toxic component of a type II toxin-antitoxin (TA) system. Its mode of function is controversial; it has been proposed to be an mRNA interferase but also an inhibitor of translation initiation. When overproduced in wild-type cells, inhibits bacterial growth and translation by cleavage of mRNA molecules while it has a weak effect on colony forming ability. Overproduction of Lon protease specifically activates YoeB-dependent mRNA cleavage, leading to lethality. YefM binds to the promoter region of the yefM-yeoB operon to repress transcription, YeoB acts as a corepressor. Also shown in vit [...]
Required for rescue of stalled ribosomes mediated by trans- translation. Binds to tmRNA RNA (also known as SsrA or 10Sa RNA, 363 nucleotides in this organism), required for stable binding of tmRNA to ribosomes . tmRNA and SmpB together mimic tRNA shape, replacing the anticodon stem-loop with SmpB (Probable). tmRNA is encoded by the ssrA gene; the 2 termini fold to resemble tRNA(Ala) and it encodes a 'tag peptide', a short internal open reading frame. Able to recruit charged tmRNA to ribosomes . Does not play a role in transcription, processing or Ala-aminoacylation of tmRNA . Other stu [...]
2-octaprenyl-3-methyl-6-methoxy-1,4-benzoquinol hydroxylase; Catalyzes the hydroxylation of 2-octaprenyl-3-methyl-6- methoxy-1,4-benzoquinol during ubiquinone biosynthesis
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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