HMM Summary Page: TIGR03515

Functiongliding motility-associated protein GldC
Gene SymbolgldC
Trusted Cutoff102.15
Domain Trusted Cutoff102.15
Noise Cutoff57.50
Domain Noise Cutoff57.50
Isology Typeequivalog
HMM Length108
AuthorSelengut J
Entry DateDec 13 2007 1:26PM
Last ModifiedFeb 14 2011 3:27PM
CommentMembers of this protein family are exclusive to the Bacteroidetes phylum (previously Cytophaga-Flavobacteria-Bacteroides). GldC is a protein linked to a type of rapid surface gliding motility found in certain Bacteroidetes, such as Flavobacterium johnsoniae and Cytophaga hutchinsonii. Knockouts of GldC do not abolish the gliding phenotype but do impair it. Gliding motility appears closely linked to chitin utilization in the model species Flavobacterium johnsoniae. Bacteroidetes with members of this protein family appear to have all of the genes associated with gliding motility.
ReferencesRN [1] RM PMID:10648514 RT Cloning and characterization of the Flavobacterium johnsoniae gliding-motility genes gldB and gldC. RA Hunnicutt DW, McBride MJ RL J Bacteriol. 2000 Feb;182(4):911-8.
Genome PropertyGenProp0781: gliding motility, Bacteroidetes type (HMM)