Gene Symbol: tauA
Description: taurine ABC transporter periplasmic binding protein
Alias: ECK0362, JW0357, ssiA, yaiR
Species: Escherichia coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655
Javaux C, Joris B, De Witte P. Functional characteristics of TauA binding protein from TauABC Escherichia coli system. Protein J. 2007;26:231-8 pubmed
Although TauA shares few common characteristics with other known periplasmic binding protein, TauA is a putative periplasmic binding protein, part of tauABCD gene cluster involved in sulfonate transport in sulphate starvation condition...
Kwon O, Druce Hoffman M, Meganathan R. Regulation of the ubiquinone (coenzyme Q) biosynthetic genes ubiCA in Escherichia coli. Curr Microbiol. 2005;50:180-9 pubmed
..The variations in transcription of the operon under different nutritional conditions and in the regulatory mutants, arcA, fnr, and narXL are presented. ..
Quadroni M, Staudenmann W, Kertesz M, James P. Analysis of global responses by protein and peptide fingerprinting of proteins isolated by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. Application to the sulfate-starvation response of Escherichia coli. Eur J Biochem. 1996;239:773-81 pubmed
..N-terminal sequencing however, takes about 5 h/protein and approximately 1 pmol to obtain a 10 amino acid sequence for a search. ..
van der Ploeg J, Iwanicka Nowicka R, Kertesz M, Leisinger T, Hryniewicz M. Involvement of CysB and Cbl regulatory proteins in expression of the tauABCD operon and other sulfate starvation-inducible genes in Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol. 1997;179:7671-8 pubmed
..These results indicate that Cbl is a transcription factor for genes required for sulfonate-sulfur utilization and maybe for other genes whose expression is induced by sulfate starvation...
Eichhorn E, van der Ploeg J, Leisinger T. Deletion analysis of the Escherichia coli taurine and alkanesulfonate transport systems. J Bacteriol. 2000;182:2687-95 pubmed
..The TauABCD and SsuEADCB systems involved in alkanesulfonate uptake and desulfonation thus are complementary to each other at the levels of both transport and desulfonation...
van der Ploeg J, Weiss M, Saller E, Nashimoto H, Saito N, Kertesz M, et al
. Identification of sulfate starvation-regulated genes in Escherichia coli: a gene cluster involved in the utilization of taurine as a sulfur source. J Bacteriol. 1996;178:5438-46 pubmed
..The TauA protein contained a putative signal peptide for transport into the periplasm; the TauB and TauC proteins showed ..
van der Ploeg J, Eichhorn E, Leisinger T. Sulfonate-sulfur metabolism and its regulation in Escherichia coli. Arch Microbiol. 2001;176:1-8 pubmed
..coli, while the Cbl protein functions as an accessory element specific for utilization of sulfur from organosulfur sources. ..