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Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Polypeptide: DicA DNA-binding transcriptional dual regulator

Gene: dicA Accession Numbers: EG10226 (EcoCyc), b1570, ECK1564

Synonyms: ftsT

Regulation Summary Diagram: ?

Regulation summary diagram for dicA

The transcription factor DicA, "Division cell," is a temperature-sensitive repressor that controls the transcription of genes involved in the cell division process [Bejar85, Bejar86, Cam88, Labie89] and activation of its own expression [Yun12]. Nevertheless, the signal to which DicA responds is still unknown. The family to which DicA belongs has not been established; it is a protein of 15 kDa with a hypothetical DNA-binding domain in the N-terminal domain [Bejar86]. DicA is homologous in structure and function to RovA (Yersinia) and SlyA (Salmonella), both of which are activators for pathogenicity-related genes [Yun12].

Locations: cytosol

Map Position: [1,645,958 -> 1,646,365] (35.48 centisomes, 128°)
Length: 408 bp / 135 aa

Molecular Weight of Polypeptide: 15.656 kD (from nucleotide sequence)

Unification Links: ASAP:ABE-0005248 , CGSC:18427 , EchoBASE:EB0222 , EcoGene:EG10226 , EcoliWiki:b1570 , ModBase:P06966 , OU-Microarray:b1570 , PortEco:dicA , PR:PRO_000022443 , Pride:P06966 , Protein Model Portal:P06966 , RefSeq:NP_416088 , RegulonDB:EG10226 , SMR:P06966 , String:511145.b1570 , Swiss-Model:P06966 , UniProt:P06966

Relationship Links: InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR001387 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR010982 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF01381 , Prosite:IN-FAMILY:PS50943 , Smart:IN-FAMILY:SM00530

Genetic Regulation Schematic: ?

Genetic regulation schematic for dicA

GO Terms:

Biological Process: GO:0006351 - transcription, DNA-templated Inferred from experiment Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a, Yun12, Aldea88, Cam88]
GO:0006355 - regulation of transcription, DNA-templated Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a]
GO:0007049 - cell cycle Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a]
GO:0051301 - cell division Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a]
Molecular Function: GO:0003677 - DNA binding Inferred from experiment Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a, GOA01a, Yun12]
GO:0043565 - sequence-specific DNA binding Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a]
Cellular Component: GO:0005829 - cytosol Inferred by computational analysis [DiazMejia09]

MultiFun Terms: extrachromosomal prophage genes and phage related functions
information transfer RNA related Transcription related
regulation type of regulation transcriptional level repressor

Symmetry: Inverted Repeat

Regulated Transcription Units (3 total): ?


Transcription-unit diagram

Transcription-unit diagram

Transcription-unit diagram

Essentiality data for dicA knockouts: ?

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

Sequence Features

Protein sequence of DicA DNA-binding transcriptional dual regulator with features indicated

Feature Class Location Citations Comment
Conserved-Region 12 -> 66
UniProt: HTH cro/C1-type;
DNA-Binding-Region 23 -> 42
UniProt: H-T-H motif; Non-Experimental Qualifier: potential;

Gene Local Context (not to scale): ?

Gene local context diagram

Transcription Units:

Transcription-unit diagram

Transcription-unit diagram


10/20/97 Gene b1570 from Blattner lab Genbank (v. M52) entry merged into EcoCyc gene EG10226; confirmed by SwissProt match.


Aldea88: Aldea M, Hernandez-Chico C, de la Campa AG, Kushner SR, Vicente M (1988). "Identification, cloning, and expression of bolA, an ftsZ-dependent morphogene of Escherichia coli." J Bacteriol 170(11);5169-76. PMID: 3053647

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

Bejar85: Bejar S, Bouche JP (1985). "A new dispensable genetic locus of the terminus region involved in control of cell division in Escherichia coli." Mol Gen Genet 201(2);146-50. PMID: 3911021

Bejar86: Bejar S, Cam K, Bouche JP (1986). "Control of cell division in Escherichia coli. DNA sequence of dicA and of a second gene complementing mutation dicA1, dicC." Nucleic Acids Res 14(17);6821-33. PMID: 3532030

Cam88: Cam K, Bejar S, Gil D, Bouche JP (1988). "Identification and sequence of gene dicB: translation of the division inhibitor from an in-phase internal start." Nucleic Acids Res 16(14A);6327-38. PMID: 3041373

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

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

Labie89: Labie C, Bouche F, Bouche JP (1989). "Isolation and mapping of Escherichia coli mutations conferring resistance to division inhibition protein DicB." J Bacteriol 171(8);4315-9. PMID: 2666395

UniProt09: UniProt Consortium (2009). "UniProt version 15.8 released on 2009-10-01 00:00:00." Database.

UniProt10: UniProt Consortium (2010). "UniProt version 2010-07 released on 2010-06-15 00:00:00." Database.

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

Yun12: Yun SH, Ji SC, Jeon HJ, Wang X, Kim SW, Bak G, Lee Y, Lim HM (2012). "The CnuK9E H-NS complex antagonizes DNA binding of DicA and leads to temperature-dependent filamentous growth in E. coli." PLoS One 7(9);e45236. PMID: 23028867

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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