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
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. ..
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. ..
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)...
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. ..
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). ..
White Ziegler C, Um S, Pérez 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 ..