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Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Polypeptide: cell division factor ZapC, localizes to the cytokinetic ring

Gene: zapC Accession Numbers: G6486 (EcoCyc), b0946, ECK0937

Synonyms: ycbW

Regulation Summary Diagram: ?

Regulation summary diagram for zapC

ZapC is a cell division protein that binds FtsZ, promotes lateral interactions/bundling between FtsZ protofilaments [DurandHeredia11, Hale11] and suppresses the GTPase activity of FtsZ [Hale11].

Localization of ZapC to the Z ring is dependent on FtsZ and independent of FtsA, ZipA, ZapA or ZapB [DurandHeredia11, Hale11].

Cell division in a zapC mutant is almost normal [DurandHeredia11, Hale11]. Reports disagree on whether [Hale11] or not [DurandHeredia11] zapC mutants in combination with ΔminCDE or zapA mutants show synthetic cell division phenotypes. Overexpression of zapC also results in varying phenotypes: [DurandHeredia11] report that overexpression of a ZapC-GFP fusion protein results in aberrant organization of the FtsZ ring, but no growth defect, while [Hale11] report that ZapC overexpression is lethal due to defective FtsZ assembly.

ZapC: "Z-ring-associated protein C" [DurandHeredia11, Hale11]

Locations: cytosol

Map Position: [1,005,175 -> 1,005,717] (21.66 centisomes, 78°)
Length: 543 bp / 180 aa

Molecular Weight of Polypeptide: 20.589 kD (from nucleotide sequence), 31.0 kD (experimental) [Hale11 ]

Unification Links: ASAP:ABE-0003204 , DIP:DIP-11485N , EchoBASE:EB3479 , EcoGene:EG13715 , EcoliWiki:b0946 , Mint:MINT-1227819 , OU-Microarray:b0946 , PortEco:ycbW , Pride:P75862 , Protein Model Portal:P75862 , RefSeq:NP_415466 , RegulonDB:G6486 , String:511145.b0946 , UniProt:P75862

Relationship Links: InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR009809 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF07126

GO Terms:

Biological Process: GO:0043093 - FtsZ-dependent cytokinesis Inferred from experiment Inferred by computational analysis [GOA06, Hale11]
GO:0051302 - regulation of cell division Inferred from experiment [DurandHeredia11]
GO:0000917 - barrier septum assembly Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11, GOA06]
GO:0007049 - cell cycle Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11]
GO:0051301 - cell division Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11]
Molecular Function: GO:0005515 - protein binding Inferred from experiment [Hale11, DurandHeredia11]
Cellular Component: GO:0032155 - cell division site part Inferred from experiment [Hale11, DurandHeredia11]
GO:0005737 - cytoplasm Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a, UniProtGOA11, GOA06]

MultiFun Terms: cell processes cell division

Essentiality data for zapC 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 Yes 37 Aerobic 7   Yes [Baba06, Comment 2]
M9 medium with 1% glycerol Yes 37 Aerobic 7.2 0.35 Yes [Joyce06, Comment 3]
MOPS medium with 0.4% glucose Yes 37 Aerobic 7.2 0.22 Yes [Baba06, Comment 2]

Last-Curated ? 18-Jan-2011 by Keseler I , SRI International

Sequence Features

Protein sequence of cell division factor ZapC, localizes to the cytokinetic ring with features indicated

Feature Class Location Citations Comment
Mutagenesis-Variant 22
[Hale11, UniProt12b]
UniProt: Does not interact with FtsZ, but shows affinity for itself. Reduces GTPase activity by less than 10%.

Gene Local Context (not to scale): ?

Gene local context diagram

Transcription Unit:

Transcription-unit diagram


Peter D. Karp on Wed Jan 18, 2006:
Gene left-end position adjusted based on analysis performed in the 2005 E. coli annotation update [Riley06 ].
Peter D. Karp on Thu Jan 16, 2003:
Predicted gene function revised as a result of E. coli genome reannotation by Serres et al. [Serres01 ].
Markus Krummenacker on Tue Oct 14, 1997:
Gene object created from Blattner lab Genbank (v. M52) entry.


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

DurandHeredia11: Durand-Heredia JM, Yu HH, De Carlo S, Lesser CF, Janakiraman A (2011). "Identification and characterization of ZapC, a stabilizer of the FtsZ ring in Escherichia coli." J Bacteriol 193(6);1405-13. PMID: 21216995

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

GOA06: GOA, SIB (2006). "Electronic Gene Ontology annotations created by transferring manual GO annotations between orthologous microbial proteins."

Hale11: Hale CA, Shiomi D, Liu B, Bernhardt TG, Margolin W, Niki H, de Boer PA (2011). "Identification of Escherichia coli ZapC (YcbW) as a component of the division apparatus that binds and bundles FtsZ polymers." J Bacteriol 193(6);1393-404. PMID: 21216997

Joyce06: Joyce AR, Reed JL, White A, Edwards R, Osterman A, Baba T, Mori H, Lesely SA, Palsson BO, Agarwalla S (2006). "Experimental and computational assessment of conditionally essential genes in Escherichia coli." J Bacteriol 188(23);8259-71. PMID: 17012394

Riley06: Riley M, Abe T, Arnaud MB, Berlyn MK, Blattner FR, Chaudhuri RR, Glasner JD, Horiuchi T, Keseler IM, Kosuge T, Mori H, Perna NT, Plunkett G, Rudd KE, Serres MH, Thomas GH, Thomson NR, Wishart D, Wanner BL (2006). "Escherichia coli K-12: a cooperatively developed annotation snapshot--2005." Nucleic Acids Res 34(1);1-9. PMID: 16397293

Serres01: Serres MH, Gopal S, Nahum LA, Liang P, Gaasterland T, Riley M (2001). "A functional update of the Escherichia coli K-12 genome." Genome Biol 2(9);RESEARCH0035. PMID: 11574054

UniProt12b: UniProt Consortium (2012). "UniProt version 2012-02 released on 2012-02-29 00:00:00." Database.

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

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

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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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