ldrC

Summary

Gene Symbol: ldrC
Description: toxic polypeptide, small
Alias: ECK1208, JW5959
Species: Escherichia coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655

Top Publications

  1. Kawano M, Oshima T, Kasai H, Mori H. Molecular characterization of long direct repeat (LDR) sequences expressing a stable mRNA encoding for a 35-amino-acid cell-killing peptide and a cis-encoded small antisense RNA in Escherichia coli. Mol Microbiol. 2002;45:333-49 pubmed
    ..We propose that LDR encodes a toxin-antitoxin module. LDR-homologous sequences are not pre-sent on any known plasmids but are conserved in Salmonella and other enterobacterial species. ..
  2. Gerdes K, Wagner E. RNA antitoxins. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2007;10:117-24 pubmed
    ..Thus, it is possible that an ancestral antitoxin gene evolved into the present toxin gene (symE) whose translation is repressed by an RNA antitoxin (SymR). ..

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