The gene encoding Escherichia coli acyl carrier protein lies within a cluster of fatty acid biosynthetic genes

M. Rawlings, J. E. Cronan

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Abstract

The gene encoding Escherichia coli acyl carrier protein (ACP) has been isolated and sequenced. The ACP gene (called acpP) was located on the genetic map between fabF and fabD which encode two fatty acid biosynthetic enzymes, 3-ketoacyl-ACP synthase II and malonyl CoA-ACP transacylase, respectively. An open reading frame between acpP and fabD encodes a 26.5-kDa protein that has significant sequence identity (>40%) with two acetoacetyl-CoA reductases and thus is believed to encode a 3-ketoacyl-ACP reductase. This gene (called fabG) is cotranscribed with acpP. Thus, the gene encoding ACP, the key carrier protein of fatty acid synthesis, is located within a cluster of fatty acid biosynthetic genes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5751-5754
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Volume267
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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