Gene Symbol: ycgZ
Description: RcsB connector protein for regulation of biofilm and acid-resistance
Alias: ECK1151, JW1151
Species: Escherichia coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655

Top Publications

  1. Tschowri N, Busse S, Hengge R. The BLUF-EAL protein YcgF acts as a direct anti-repressor in a blue-light response of Escherichia coli. Genes Dev. 2009;23:522-34 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, this pathway may modulate biofilm formation via the two-component network when E. coli has to survive in an extrahost aquatic environment. ..
  2. Polissi A, De Laurentis W, Zangrossi S, Briani F, Longhi V, Pesole G, et al. Changes in Escherichia coli transcriptome during acclimatization at low temperature. Res Microbiol. 2003;154:573-80 pubmed
    ..Interestingly, we found that PNPase both negatively and positively modulated the transcript abundance of some of these genes, thus suggesting a complex role of PNPase in controlling cold adaptation. ..
  3. Tschowri N, Lindenberg S, Hengge R. Molecular function and potential evolution of the biofilm-modulating blue light-signalling pathway of Escherichia coli. Mol Microbiol. 2012;85:893-906 pubmed publisher
    ..activity, but BluF directly antagonizes the MerR-like repressor BluR (YcgE), which leads to expression of the ycgZ-ymgABC operon and activation of the Rcs system (Tschowri et al., 2009; Genes Dev 23: 522-534)...
  4. Weber H, Polen T, Heuveling J, Wendisch V, Hengge R. Genome-wide analysis of the general stress response network in Escherichia coli: sigmaS-dependent genes, promoters, and sigma factor selectivity. J Bacteriol. 2005;187:1591-603 pubmed
    ..Thus, not only the expression of genes within a regulatory network but also the architecture of the network itself can be subject to regulation. ..
  5. Kang M, Lee Y, Yoon S, Kim J, Ock S, Jung K, et al. Identification of genes affecting lycopene accumulation in Escherichia coli using a shot-gun method. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2005;91:636-42 pubmed
    ..The co-expression of appY with dxs produced eight times the amount of lycopene (4.7 mg/g DCW) that was produced without expression of both genes (0.6 mg/g DCW). ..
  6. White Ziegler C, Um S, PĂ©rez N, Berns A, Malhowski A, Young S. Low temperature (23 degrees C) increases expression of biofilm-, cold-shock- and RpoS-dependent genes in Escherichia coli K-12. Microbiology. 2008;154:148-66 pubmed publisher
    ..In contrast, transcription of three genes (ycgZ, dps and ymgB) was either partially or fully independent of these regulators, signifying there is an alternative ..