Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Polypeptide: predicted hydrolase, inner membrane

Gene: yejM Accession Numbers: EG12049 (EcoCyc), b2188, ECK2182

Synonyms: yejN

Regulation Summary Diagram: ?

Regulation summary diagram for yejM

YejM is an essential protein of unknown function. The function of the N-terminal membrane domain of the protein is absolutely essential, but the function of C-terminal periplasmic domain is not essential at low temperatures.

Membrane topology predictions using experimentally determined C terminus locations indicate that YejM has 5 transmembrane helices and the C-terminus is located in the periplasm [Rapp04, Daley05].

A yejM null mutation is lethal [De08]. Strain LH530, a yejMG570A mutant retaining its N-terminal membrane domain but lacking its C-terminal periplasmic domain, is temperature sensitive, is more sensitive to rifampicin and erythromycin, and is defective for Lipid A synthesis [De08, Nurminen97, Hirvas97]. Overexpression of acpT suppresses the lethality of yejM null mutants, as well as the temperature sensitivity of yejMG570A mutants [De08, Nurminen97, Hirvas97]. This suppression does not require phosphopantetheinyl transferase activity because a mutant lacking this activity was still able to suppress the temperature sensitivity of the yejMG570A mutant [De08].

A yejM mutant was found to be constitutive for the SOS response on a β-galactosidase plate assay, but not in a liquid culture assay as measured by dinD1::lacZ expression [OReilly04]. Western blot analysis showed RecA was elevated in the yejM mutant, confirming the results of the plate assay [OReilly04].

Locations: inner membrane

Map Position: [2,282,398 -> 2,284,158] (49.19 centisomes, 177°)
Length: 1761 bp / 586 aa

Molecular Weight of Polypeptide: 67.296 kD (from nucleotide sequence)

Unification Links: ASAP:ABE-0007240 , EchoBASE:EB1981 , EcoGene:EG12049 , EcoliWiki:b2188 , ModBase:P0AD27 , OU-Microarray:b2188 , PortEco:yejM , Protein Model Portal:P0AD27 , RefSeq:NP_416693 , RegulonDB:EG12049 , String:511145.b2188 , UniProt:P0AD27

Relationship Links: InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR000917 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR012159 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR017849 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR017850 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR024588 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF00884 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF11893

GO Terms:

Biological Process: GO:0008152 - metabolic process Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a]
Molecular Function: GO:0003824 - catalytic activity Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a]
GO:0008484 - sulfuric ester hydrolase activity Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a]
Cellular Component: GO:0005886 - plasma membrane Inferred from experiment Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11, UniProtGOA11a, DiazMejia09, Zhang07, Daley05, Rapp04]
GO:0016020 - membrane Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a]
GO:0016021 - integral component of membrane Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a]

Gene Class: ORFs

Essentiality data for yejM knockouts: ?

Growth Medium Growth? T (°C) O2 pH Osm/L Growth Observations
LB enriched Yes 37 Aerobic 6.95   Yes [Gerdes03, Comment 1]
LB Lennox No 37 Aerobic 7   No [Baba06, Comment 2]

Curated 12-May-2006 by Keseler I , SRI International
Last-Curated ? 23-May-2008 by Johnson A , JCVI

Sequence Features

Protein sequence of predicted hydrolase, inner membrane with features indicated

Feature Class Location Citations Comment
Transmembrane-Region 21 -> 43
UniProt: Helical;; Non-Experimental Qualifier: potential;
Transmembrane-Region 58 -> 80
UniProt: Helical;; Non-Experimental Qualifier: potential;
Transmembrane-Region 85 -> 103
UniProt: Helical;; Non-Experimental Qualifier: potential;
Transmembrane-Region 135 -> 157
UniProt: Helical;; Non-Experimental Qualifier: potential;
Transmembrane-Region 169 -> 191
UniProt: Helical;; Non-Experimental Qualifier: potential;

Gene Local Context (not to scale): ?

Gene local context diagram

Transcription Unit:

Transcription-unit diagram


10/20/97 Gene b2188 from Blattner lab Genbank (v. M52) entry merged into EcoCyc gene EG12049; confirmed by SwissProt match.


Baba06: Baba T, Ara T, Hasegawa M, Takai Y, Okumura Y, Baba M, Datsenko KA, Tomita M, Wanner BL, Mori H (2006). "Construction of Escherichia coli K-12 in-frame, single-gene knockout mutants: the Keio collection." Mol Syst Biol 2;2006.0008. PMID: 16738554

Daley05: Daley DO, Rapp M, Granseth E, Melen K, Drew D, von Heijne G (2005). "Global topology analysis of the Escherichia coli inner membrane proteome." Science 308(5726);1321-3. PMID: 15919996

De08: De Lay NR, Cronan JE (2008). "Genetic interaction between the Escherichia coli AcpT phosphopantetheinyl transferase and the YejM inner membrane protein." Genetics 178(3);1327-37. PMID: 18245839

DiazMejia09: Diaz-Mejia JJ, Babu M, Emili A (2009). "Computational and experimental approaches to chart the Escherichia coli cell-envelope-associated proteome and interactome." FEMS Microbiol Rev 33(1);66-97. PMID: 19054114

Gerdes03: Gerdes SY, Scholle MD, Campbell JW, Balazsi G, Ravasz E, Daugherty MD, Somera AL, Kyrpides NC, Anderson I, Gelfand MS, Bhattacharya A, Kapatral V, D'Souza M, Baev MV, Grechkin Y, Mseeh F, Fonstein MY, Overbeek R, Barabasi AL, Oltvai ZN, Osterman AL (2003). "Experimental determination and system level analysis of essential genes in Escherichia coli MG1655." J Bacteriol 185(19);5673-84. PMID: 13129938

GOA01a: GOA, DDB, FB, MGI, ZFIN (2001). "Gene Ontology annotation through association of InterPro records with GO terms."

Hirvas97: Hirvas L, Nurminen M, Helander IM, Vuorio R, Vaara M (1997). "The lipid A biosynthesis deficiency of the Escherichia coli antibiotic-supersensitive mutant LH530 is suppressed by a novel locus, ORF195." Microbiology 143 ( Pt 1);73-81. PMID: 9025280

Nurminen97: Nurminen M, Hirvas L, Vaara M (1997). "The outer membrane of lipid A-deficient Escherichia coli mutant LH530 has reduced levels of OmpF and leaks periplasmic enzymes." Microbiology 143 ( Pt 5);1533-7. PMID: 9168603

OReilly04: O'Reilly EK, Kreuzer KN (2004). "Isolation of SOS constitutive mutants of Escherichia coli." J Bacteriol 186(21);7149-60. PMID: 15489426

Rapp04: Rapp M, Drew D, Daley DO, Nilsson J, Carvalho T, Melen K, De Gier JW, Von Heijne G (2004). "Experimentally based topology models for E. coli inner membrane proteins." Protein Sci 13(4);937-45. PMID: 15044727

UniProt10a: UniProt Consortium (2010). "UniProt version 2010-07 released on 2010-06-15 00:00:00." Database.

UniProtGOA11: UniProt-GOA (2011). "Gene Ontology annotation based on the manual assignment of UniProtKB Subcellular Location terms in UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot entries."

UniProtGOA11a: UniProt-GOA (2011). "Gene Ontology annotation based on manual assignment of UniProtKB keywords in UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot entries."

Zhang07: Zhang N, Chen R, Young N, Wishart D, Winter P, Weiner JH, Li L (2007). "Comparison of SDS- and methanol-assisted protein solubilization and digestion methods for Escherichia coli membrane proteome analysis by 2-D LC-MS/MS." Proteomics 7(4);484-93. PMID: 17309111

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