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Standard Name


Gene Synonym(s)

ECK0084, b0083, JW0081, yabD, mraR[1], mraR

Product Desc.

essential cell division protein FtsL[2][3]

Cell division and growth, membrane protein[4]

Localizes proteins to septal machinery during cell division. [5]

Product Synonyms(s)

membrane bound cell division protein at septum containing leucine zipper motif[1], B0083[2][1], YabD[2][1], MraR[2][1], FtsL[2][1] , ECK0084, JW0081, mraR, yabD, b0083

Function from GO

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Knock-Out Phenotype

transcription unit(s): mraZW-ftsLI-murEF-mraY-murD-ftsW-murGC-ddlB-ftsQAZ[2]

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The ftsL gene is essential. FtsL forms a complex with FtsB prior to mid-cell localization; this complex formation requires FtsQ, but not FtsK. Divisome.[4]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Riley, M. et al. (2006) Nucleic Acids Res 34:1-6 (corrected supplemental data from B. Wanner)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 EcoCyc (release 10.6; 2007) Keseler, IM et al. (2005) Nucleic Acids Res. 33(Database issue):D334-7
  3. EcoCyc (release 11.1; 2007) Keseler, IM et al. (2005) Nucleic Acids Res. 33(Database issue):D334-7
  4. 4.0 4.1 EcoGene: Rudd, KE (2000) EcoGene: a genome sequence database for Escherichia coli K-12. Nucleic Acids Res 28:60-4.
  5. Blencowe, DK et al. (2011) Identification of a novel function for the FtsL cell division protein from Escherichia coli K12. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 411 44-9 PubMed