Gene Symbol: glpK
Description: glycerol kinase
Species: Bacillus subtilis subsp. subtilis str. 168

Top Publications

  1. Holmberg C, Beijer L, Rutberg B, Rutberg L. Glycerol catabolism in Bacillus subtilis: nucleotide sequence of the genes encoding glycerol kinase (glpK) and glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (glpD). J Gen Microbiol. 1990;136:2367-75 pubmed
    ..The glpPKD region contains genes required for glycerol catabolism: glpK coding for glycerol kinase, glpD coding for glycerol-3-phosphate (G3P) dehydrogenase and glpP, proposed to code for ..
  2. Pooley H, Paschoud D, Karamata D. The gtaB marker in Bacillus subtilis 168 is associated with a deficiency in UDPglucose pyrophosphorylase. J Gen Microbiol. 1987;133:3481-93 pubmed
    ..This suggests that many mutations associated with deformation of cell shape in B. subtilis are located in the region where teichoic acid genes map. ..
  3. Wehtje C, Beijer L, Nilsson R, Rutberg B. Mutations in the glycerol kinase gene restore the ability of a ptsGHI mutant of Bacillus subtilis to grow on glycerol. Microbiology. 1995;141 ( Pt 5):1193-8 pubmed
    ..These are missense mutations located in parts of the glpK gene that could encode regions important for the activity of glycerol kinase...
  4. Holmberg C, Rutberg B. Expression of the gene encoding glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (glpD) in Bacillus subtilis is controlled by antitermination. Mol Microbiol. 1991;5:2891-900 pubmed
    ..The inverted repeat appears to be a target for induction by G3P and GlpP. We speculate that glucose repression is mediated via an inhibitory effect on synthesis or activity of GlpP. ..
  5. Beijer L, Nilsson R, Holmberg C, Rutberg L. The glpP and glpF genes of the glycerol regulon in Bacillus subtilis. J Gen Microbiol. 1993;139:349-59 pubmed
    ..glpF is located immediately upstream of glpK and the two genes were shown to constitute one operon which is transcribed separately from glpP...