HMM Summary Page: TIGR03530

Functiongliding motility-associated lipoprotein GldJ
Gene SymbolglJ
Trusted Cutoff382.90
Domain Trusted Cutoff382.90
Noise Cutoff158.95
Domain Noise Cutoff158.95
Isology Typeequivalog
HMM Length396
AuthorSelengut J
Entry DateDec 21 2007 9:49AM
Last ModifiedFeb 14 2011 3:27PM
CommentMembers of this protein family are exclusive to the Bacteroidetes phylum (previously Cytophaga-Flavobacteria-Bacteroides). GldJ is a lipoprotein linked to a type of rapid surface gliding motility found in certain Bacteroidetes, such as Flavobacterium johnsoniae [1]. Knockouts of GldJ abolish the gliding phenotype. GldJ is homologous to GldK. This model represents the GldJ homolog in Cytophaga hutchinsonii and several other species which is of shorter architecture than that found in Flavobacterium johnsoniae and is represented by a separate model (TIGR03524). 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:15805509 RT Flavobacterium johnsoniae GldJ is a lipoprotein that is required for gliding motility. RA Braun TF, McBride MJ RL J Bacteriol. 2005 Apr;187(8):2628-37.
Genome PropertyGenProp0781: gliding motility, Bacteroidetes type (HMM)