Gene Symbol: waaZ
Description: lipopolysaccharide KdoIII transferase; lipopolysaccharide core biosynthesis protein
Alias: ECK3614, JW3599, rfaZ
Species: Escherichia coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655

Top Publications

  1. Parker C, Kloser A, Schnaitman C, Stein M, Gottesman S, Gibson B. Role of the rfaG and rfaP genes in determining the lipopolysaccharide core structure and cell surface properties of Escherichia coli K-12. J Bacteriol. 1992;174:2525-38 pubmed
    ..A model is presented which relates the deep rough phenotype to the loss of heptose-linked P and PPEA. ..
  2. Schnaitman C, Klena J. Genetics of lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis in enteric bacteria. Microbiol Rev. 1993;57:655-82 pubmed
  3. Heinrichs D, Yethon J, Whitfield C. Molecular basis for structural diversity in the core regions of the lipopolysaccharides of Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica. Mol Microbiol. 1998;30:221-32 pubmed
  4. Lee J, Lee K, Yeo W, Park S, Roe J. SoxRS-mediated lipopolysaccharide modification enhances resistance against multiple drugs in Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol. 2009;191:4441-50 pubmed publisher
  5. Klein G, Lindner B, Brade H, Raina S. Molecular basis of lipopolysaccharide heterogeneity in Escherichia coli: envelope stress-responsive regulators control the incorporation of glycoforms with a third 3-deoxy-?-D-manno-oct-2-ulosonic acid and rhamnose. J Biol Chem. 2011;286:42787-807 pubmed publisher
    ..coli strains with nonpolar mutations in the waa locus or overexpression of their cognate genes revealed that waaZ and waaS are the structural genes required for the incorporation of the third 3-deoxy-?-D-manno-oct-2-ulosonic acid ..
  6. Klena J, Ashford R, Schnaitman C. Role of Escherichia coli K-12 rfa genes and the rfp gene of Shigella dysenteriae 1 in generation of lipopolysaccharide core heterogeneity and attachment of O antigen. J Bacteriol. 1992;174:7297-307 pubmed
    ..coli K-12 and S. typhimurium. In contrast, mutations in rfaS and rfaZ result in changes in the LPS core but do not affect the attachment of O antigen...
  7. Klena J, Pradel E, Schnaitman C. Comparison of lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis genes rfaK, rfaL, rfaY, and rfaZ of Escherichia coli K-12 and Salmonella typhimurium. J Bacteriol. 1992;174:4746-52 pubmed
    ..The first two of these, which encode proteins of 27,441 and 32,890 Da, were identified as rfaY and rfaZ by homology of the derived protein sequences of their products to the products of similar genes of Salmonella ..
  8. Schnaitman C, Parker C, Klena J, Pradel E, Pearson N, Sanderson K, et al. Physical maps of the rfa loci of Escherichia coli K-12 and Salmonella typhimurium. J Bacteriol. 1991;173:7410-1 pubmed
  9. Frirdich E, Lindner B, Holst O, Whitfield C. Overexpression of the waaZ gene leads to modification of the structure of the inner core region of Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide, truncation of the outer core, and reduction of the amount of O polysaccharide on the cell surface. J Bacteriol. 2003;185:1659-71 pubmed
    ..the biosynthesis of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) core region in Escherichia coli and Salmonella: Homologs of the waaZ gene product are encoded by the waa gene clusters of Salmonella enterica and E...