Comments (originally from EcoCyc) The EnvZ protein can exist in two alternative conformational states, a high osmolarity form and a low osmolarity form. In the high osmolarity form EnvZ actively autophosphorylates and transfers the phosphoryl group to OmpR. In the low osmolarity form EnvZ exhibits a lower kinase activity but its stimulation of OmpR dephosphorylation is increased. 
- EcoCyc (release 10.6; 2007) Keseler, IM et al. (2005) Nucleic Acids Res. 33(Database issue):D334-7
- EcoCyc (release 11.1; 2007) Keseler, IM et al. (2005) Nucleic Acids Res. 33(Database issue):D334-7
- Mizuno, T (1998) His-Asp phosphotransfer signal transduction. J. Biochem. 123 555-63 PubMed
- Yaku, H & Mizuno, T (1997) The membrane-located osmosensory kinase, EnvZ, that contains a leucine zipper-like motif functions as a dimer in Escherichia coli. FEBS Lett. 417 409-13 PubMed
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