HMM Summary Page: TIGR04008

Functioncolanic acid biosynthesis acetyltransferase WcaF
Gene SymbolwcaF
Trusted Cutoff326.30
Domain Trusted Cutoff326.30
Noise Cutoff326.05
Domain Noise Cutoff326.05
Isology Typeequivalog
EC Number2.3.1.-
HMM Length180
AuthorSelengut J
Entry DateJun 3 2010 11:43AM
Last ModifiedFeb 14 2011 3:27PM
CommentThis gene is one of the glycosyl transferases involved in the biosynthesis of colanic acid, an exopolysaccharide expressed in Enterobacteraceae species [1]. This acetyltransferase is believed to catalyze the addition of the acetyl group that is attached through an O linkage to the first fucosyl residue of the colanic acid repetitive unit (E unit)
ReferencesRN [1] RM PMID:8759852 RT Organization of the Escherichia coli K-12 gene cluster responsible for production of the extracellular polysaccharide colanic acid. RA Stevenson G, Andrianopoulos K, Hobbs M, Reeves PR RL J Bacteriol. 1996 Aug;178(16):4885-93.
Genome PropertyGenProp0931: colanic acid biosynthesis (HMM)